South Orangetown Central School District

BOE, retiring superintendent and interim superintendent

From Board of Education President Dana Stilley, Ph.D.: “The holiday season reminds us all of the importance of family, joy and community. As we usher in the new year, the Board of Education extends heartfelt thanks to the South Orangetown Central School District community for your continued partnership and wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!”

Board Work in Progress

Superintendent Search: The District’s search firm is advertising and recruiting candidates for the Superintendent of Schools position. The application deadline is February 5. Links to the application and the anticipated search timeline, is posted on the Superintendent Search webpage.

Budget Development: District administrators presented strategic planning guidance for the development of the 2023-24 school budget on December 15. View the presentation on BoardDocs

Anticipated timeline for presentations to the Board of Education:
January 26, 2023: Budget development and process overview
February 16, 2023: Estimated revenue and tax levy limit calculation
March 2, 2023: Strategic plan/guiding principles, revenue and appropriations overview
March 28, 2023: Draft budget review, budget originator summaries
April TBD: Revised budget review (if needed)
April 18, 2023: Budget adoption
May 9, 2023: Public budget hearing
May 16, 2023: Budget vote

Security Recommendations: As follow-up to its October 20 presentation, the District-Wide Safety Committee will present its recommendations for enhancing school security to the Board of Education at the January 12 Board of Education meeting. Recommendations are being proposed for 2023-24 budget consideration.

Committee Membership: In addition to serving on the Board of Education, Board members sit on the following committees: Audit Committee/Finance Advisory Council, District-Wide Safety Committee, Facilities Committee, Policy Committee and Wellness Committee. Committee memberships are listed in the bios posted on the Meet the Board webpage.

Upcoming Meetings/Workshops

Board of Education Workshop
January 12 at 7:30PM
South Orangetown Middle School Auditorium (location updated 1/11/23)

Board of Education Workshop
January 26 at 7:30PM
South Orangetown Middle School Library

Please note that meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change. Be sure to check the District’s e-Backpack webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Additional Resources

Board meeting agendas, minutes and audio are posted online at BoardDocs.
Board policies are posted online at BoardPolicyOnline.

Questions? Send an email to the entire Board of Education at

The Board Brief is a monthly communication from the South Orangetown Central School District Board of Education.