Space and Enrollment Advisory Committee Application
A Board advisory committee is being formed to study available space, enrollment and demographic trends across the District. The objective is to develop a plan, with options, to effectively and efficiently maximize space utilization that is aligned with the guiding principles and the educational mission and programs of the school district.
Serving on this committee will require a multi-year commitment and not everyone applying will be appointed in order to ensure balanced representation across the District. There will be additional opportunities for public input; the Board of Education and Administration want to hear community members’ views on the topics studied by the committee.
Citizens with interest, expertise, and willingness to serve are asked to apply no later than October 1, 2015. Members will be appointed with consideration to representation from all elementary school attendance areas and schools, parents, and community members. Thank you in advance for your interest in serving the community and the children of Bedford Central School District.
Please click here for applications (electronic or to download).
Budget Advisory Committee
After seven years of generating critical and essential questions, advice, and research to the Board and the community,
we will continue the Budget Advisory committee with a more focused agenda on the budget development process, assumptions that guide the budget process, an analysis of district revenues and expenditures, and variables in and
scenarios of the multi-year plan. Meetings will occur on Monday evenings (7pm to 9pm) approximately once a month.
Please click here for the Budget Advisory Committee Application
Student Achievement Advisory Committee
Student Achievement Advisory Committee: Board advisory committees are charged with providing advice when the Board reviews policy, resolutions, and direction on a particular topic or district function. A District advisory committee concentrating on learning and achievement can offer advice on an array of topics including but not limited to:
- Learning: guiding principles of learning and student achievement
- Testing and Assessment: standardized testing; types and frequency of local tests and assessments; use of external tests as benchmarks of local student, school and district achievement; emphasis of assessment and testing with respect to time devoted to tested and non-tested content; test preparation
- Curriculum: guiding principles, processes, depth and breadth of the Bedford Central curriculum
- Achievement and Engagement: experiences and data to benchmark student achievement and academic engagement
- Communicating Success: benchmarking and communicating success: emphasis placed on rankings by national, state, and local publications; means of measuring and communicating student progress, growth, and point-in-time achievement; and means of communicating student(s) learning
- Mandates and Policy: understanding federal and state policies and reforms
When we develop any district advisory committees, we strive to get a broad representation from across our district and our community; however that is to get varied perspectives, not to enlist individuals as representatives. All members on committees will participate as individuals and not be expected to speak for or officially represent the opinions of any specific group or affiliation.
Citizens Advisory Committees to the Board of Education:[(Ed. Law 4402;4601; 8 NYCRR 135.3(2)]
Budget Advisory Committee: Meets approximately once per month during the budget development season from approximately December to February in the evening to help provide insights and to pose questions to assist with the budget development process.
Construction Steering Committee: Attend biweekly meetings with District architects, construction managers, school administrators and representatives of the Board during ongoing facilities planning and actual construction to provide oversight.
District Health Council: Serves as a resource for implementing Policy #5405 Wellness. Meets approximately six times during the year in the late afternoon. This is a standing district committee.
Districtwide School Safety Team: (Ed.Law §2801, §2B; 8 NYCRR Part 155; Policy #2210; #8130) Serve as the district-wide school safety team (Policy #8130); Responsible for the review of district safety issues and for the development and review of a comprehensive district-wide school safety plan, which includes all those elements required by law and regulation; Meets approximately eight times during the school year in the afternoon. This is a standing district committee.