Board Meetings

Argyle Board of Education Meetings

Argyle Board of Education meetings are generally held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Argyle CSD Library. The board president presides at each meeting and the district clerk records official actions of the Board of Education. Also in attendance are the superintendent of schools, business manager, building principals, and director of special education.

The Argyle Board of Education welcomes Argyle residents, staff, students, parents and other community members to its meetings. Occasionally, it is necessary to change a date or call a special meeting. Changes to a meeting date, time or location will be posted on the district website.

Supporting Documents for the Agenda

Meeting minutes for a particular meeting must be approved at the following month’s board meeting prior to being posted online.

Board Meeting Outline

• Call to Order

• Pledge to flag

• Public Comment *

• Board of Education Comments

• Superintendent’s Report

• Principals’ Report

• New and Continuing Business

• Finance Reports

• Personnel

• Other Business

• Executive Session **

• Adjournment


*Public Comment Period

Public participation is encouraged. There will be a public comment period at each regular Board meeting to provide opportunities to address the Board of Education. The Board of Education asks participants who wish to speak during the public comment period identify themselves verbally and, if applicable, identify the organization they are representing so that they may be recognized by the Board President.

For clarity, we ask that all speakers identify the school-related matter/topic to be discussed. The Board of Education appreciates public attendance and participation at meetings.

Although state law does not require a Board of Education to hold a public comment period, the Argyle BOE chooses to do so because we believe it is very important for us to hear from our community members about their concerns and issues.

When making public comments at a BOE meeting, please note that the board is here to listen. The public comment period is not designed to be a discussion. Accordingly, please do not expect the board to immediately respond to your concerns and questions. The BOE will, however, respond to your questions and concerns at a future meeting, or have the proper staff member get back to you at the appropriate time.

The Board of Education would also like to point out that under state and federal privacy laws we are unable to entertain any comments or questions about school personnel. Please know, however, that we take personnel concerns very seriously. On these matters, we would ask you to go through the appropriate administrative channels.

**Executive Session

Executive session may be scheduled to discuss personnel matters, labor negotiations and other matters which are confidential as defined by the Open Meeting Law of the State of New York. Executive Sessions are called for by the Board President and are closed to the public. However, the Board is not permitted to vote on the passage of any resolution while it sits in Executive Session.

Letters To The Board of Education

Letters must be submitted to the BOE District Clerk no later than close of business the day before the scheduled BOE meeting.

Letters submitted to the BOE will not be read in public session, but will be distributed to BOE members and entered into the official BOE record/minutes. Letters submitted to the BOE after the close of business the day before the scheduled BOE meeting will be distributed to the BOE members and entered into the official BOE record/minutes at the following month’s BOE meeting.