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Genesee Valley School Boards program 'designed to answer your questions' Feb. 27

By Joanne Beck

If you've ever been interested in becoming a school board member, and think that perhaps it would be a great way to be connected to your community, Genesee Valley School Boards Association is hosting a program designed to answer your questions and provide details to help you decide if it’s something you might like to try.

An information night has been set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Genesee Valley BOCES Service Center, 80 Munson St., Le Roy.

“We will go through the process of the election and discuss expectations and outcomes once you are elected,” GVSBA Executive Director Patrick Burk says. “If you have a basic interest, this is step one to learn what your commitment would be, as well as what to expect from this much-needed community service position.”

He invites anyone with interest to join the board for an informal discussion and presentaton that will “enlighten you on what to expect, and the important duty of seeing our public educational system.”

Registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Burk at

GV School Boards Association announces 2024 Excellence in Student Service Award recipients

By Press Release

Press Release:

The Genesee Valley School Boards Association (GVSBA) is pleased to announce the Excellence in Student Services Awards Recipients for 2024. The awards will be presented on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 9 a.m. at Byron-Bergen Central School. Award recipients are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP for this event to by Thursday at noon. School staff are also invited to attend this program.

Congratulations To:

  • Alexander Central School Student Leadership Conference
  • Attica Central School Elementary Steam Ahead
  • Avon Central School Peer Mentoring & Buddies Program
  • Batavia City School District Tilly Time – Therapy Dog Program
  • Byron- Bergen Central School Therapy Dog Program
  • Caledonia-Mumford Central School Outdoor Classroom
  • Dansville Central School Entrepreneurship Program
  • Genesee Valley BOCES TIG Program
  • Geneseo Central School Varsity Blue Devil Bowling (With Mt. Morris Central School)
  • Keshequa Central School History Adventure Room
  • LeRoy Central School Community Service Project
  • Letchworth Central School Transportation Department
  • Livonia Central School Choices Program
  • Mt. Morris Central School Varsity Blue Devil Bowling (With Geneseo Central School)
  • Pavilion Central School Child Success Team at D. B. Bunce Elementary
  • Pembroke Central School SHIELD Program
  • Perry Central School Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Warsaw Central School FFA Program
  • Wayland-Cohocton Central School Middle School Summer Enrichment Program
  • York Central School Middle/High School STEAM Education

Genesee Valley School Boards Association holds meeting for potential trustees on March 20, must RSVP

By Billie Owens

Press release:

Are you interested in running for a seat on your local school board? The Genesee Valley School Boards Association (GVSBA) is holding an informational meeting for potential school board candidates at 7 p.m. on March 20.

The meeting will be held at the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, 80 Munson St. in Le Roy.

This meeting will help you understand the steps that you must take to be included in the election, and what you can expect as a board member.

The meeting will also include panel discussions, featuring Patrick Burk, executive director of the GVSBA; other panelists are a newer board of education member, a veteran member, as well as a school superintendent.

The program will be a comprehensive look at what is required to run for election, some basic education law and the roles and responsibilities of a board of education member.  

This is an excellent way for a community member to become involved with the educational program in their home town,” Burk said.

Local school boards are comprised of five, seven or nine members, depending on the school district, and terms are either three or five years. Commitment, time and skills as well as required training and programs will also be discussed.

Refreshments will be served. Registration is required; please contact Burk or Sandra Lee James at (585) 344-7537.

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