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Training for board members

 

Fiscal Training

The six-hour training, which is legally mandated by the state, is free to component school board members. The trainings are divided into two three-hour sessions, and certificates will be issued for each completed session.

For more information, call Deputy District Superintendent & Chief Operating Officer for Management Services Dr. Mark Jones at (518) 862-4920.

Part A of the training covers:
  • a legal overview
  • discussion of the roles and responsibilities of the governance team
  • advancing the educational mission through fiscal accountability
  • fiduciary responsibilities and financial reporting
Part B of the training covers:
  • review of fund accounting and financial reporting
  • budget development and management

Please note: If you have received partial training elsewhere and are unsure what training areas you still need, please fax documentation (certificate of completion) of the training you have taken to Assistant District Superintendent for Management Services Mark Jones (862-4949), who will notify you as to which training you still need to attend.

 

Training for new board members

 

Capital Region BOCES Management Services now offers training for new board members pursuant to Chapter 388 of the Laws of 2010 which requires all school district and BOCES board members elected or appointed for a first term beginning on or after July 1, 2011 to participate in training within the first year of service. The BOCES is pleased to be able to offer the required training"free" of charge to component school board members. The training is divided into two three-hour sessions, and certificates will be issued for each completed session.

Part A of the training covers:
  • Acquainting new board members with the powers, functions and duties of board of education
  • The role of the board of education in educating all students
  • Encouraging the attainment of a higher level of student success
 Part B of the training covers:
  • The powers and duties of other governing and administrative authorities affecting public education

Please note: if you have received partial training elsewhere and are unsure what training areas you still need, please fax documentation (certificate of completion) of the training you have taken to Michele Handzel, School Attorney, who will notify you as to which training you still need to attend. The fax number is (518) 862-4949.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Mark Jones (862-4920) or Ms. Michele Handzel (464-5139).

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