What We Do

The Board of Education is the official governing body of the Pelham Public Schools.  The seven members of the Board are elected at large by the voters of the Town of Pelham for three-year terms.  The terms are staggered and members serve without pay. The Board establishes policies regarding the educational program and the management of the district.  The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for administering school programs in the context of these policies.  

In keeping with the tenets of the New York State Constitution and laws as well as rulings of the State Commissioner of Education, the Board’s four main areas of responsibility are:  
  • Establish all school district policies;
  • Develop an annual budget for public approval;
  • Approve or disapprove the Superintendent’s recommendations regarding personnel matters and the many contracts the district enters into; and
  • Act as a two-way communications link between the residents and the district, informing the community on the status of the district and seeking input on matters concerning the district.

2016-2017 Superintendent and Board of Education Goals - Click to View  


 2016-17 Board of Education Committee Roles and Responsibility and Liaison Assignments - Click to View  

Chair, members, and goals of three committees and liaison assignments.


2016-17 District Committee Description - Click to View 

Brief explanations of the committees on which administration, the Board, and in some cases community representatives collaborate on specific District initiatives 


2016-2017 Committee Request Form - Click to View

Use this form to express interest in being considered to serve on a District Committee    

Ongoing Advocacy - Connecting with State and National Legislators  
The Board of Education works with local and State officials to advocate for the needs of students and residents.