LCS Board of Education 2023-24 Activity Page

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Board of Education

Lyme Central School Board of Education

Mrs. Deanna Lothrop, Board President
Mrs. Kathy Gardner, Board Vice President
Mr. Ray McIntosh, Member
Mrs. Lynn Reichert, Member
Mr. Jon LaFontaine, Member 
Mrs. Shauna Dupee, Member
Mr. Darrell DeMotta, Member

An Updated photo of the LCS Board of Education will be added to the website in the near future.


Summer 2023 Board Training

August 10, 2023

Mr. Dominic D'Imperio, Esq., LCSD Attorney, conducted a training for LCS Board members which consisted ofreviewing and reporting on items such as:

  • Overview of Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members, Chain of Command
  • Importance of Communication - What's Permissible, What's Not
  • School Law and Legal updates
  • Legal Obligations of BOE Members 

These related subject areas included topics such as Board Member responsibilities, functions and unity; communication with community members (what is permissible and what is not), BOE members' relationship with the Superintendent, and specific duties of Board members. The training concluded with a question-and-answer period for Board members to address any areas of concern or uncertainty with Mr. D'Imperio.

Monthly Board of Education Agenda Meetings

Superintendent Patricia Gibbons and LCS Board of Education President, Mrs. Deanna Lothrop, continue to meet on a monthly basis to review the draft agenda for the upcoming Board of Education meeting. Following these meetings, the Board Clerk will make any recommended revisions to the draft and provide a final agenda for the Board members to review prior to the Board Meeting.  The Lyme Central School Board of Education scheduled meetings for the 2023-2024 school year, can be found on the LCS website under the BOARD Tab on the homepage.

Policy Committee Meetings

The LCS Board of Education Policy Committee meets on a regular basis throughout the school year. The focus of these meetings is to discuss policies received from policy coordinators of Madison Oneida BOCES, for review and/or presentation to the Board with the recommendation for adoption. These policies are provided to the district as revised and updated policy drafts which may be required due to current changes in NYS Regulation, or by ongoing review of the district's existing policies which may need revisions due to outdated or irrelevant materials in regard to the daily operations of the district. As draft policies, either new or revised, are received from the policy coordinators, the Policy Committee members will convene to review them and make recommendations to the Board as deemed necessary and appropriate. 


2023 New York State School Boards Association Annual Convention and Education Expo

October 26-28, 2023

The 2023 Annual NYSSBA Convention will be held in Buffalo, N.Y.