LCS Board of Education 2018-19 Activity Page
Dedicated Service to our Students, District, and Community
NYS Mandated Newly-Elected School Board Member Training
New York State law requires newly-elected school board members to take and pass mandatory training within their first year of service. This training requires topics on the essentials of school board governance and a minimum of six hours in fiscal oversight, accountability and fiduciary responsibilities of a school board member.
School Board Member, Mrs, Kathy Gardner has successfully completed the NYS Mandated School Board Governance Training, which includes "Essentials of School Board Governance"; NYS Mandated School Board Fiscal Oversight Training; and Fiscal Oversight Fundamentals. Congratulations Mrs. Gardner!
2018 New York State School Boards Association Annual Convention
One representative of the Board attended the 2018 NYSSBA Annual Convention in New York City held October 25-27. The Kick Off included a presentation on the ethical issues facing each one of us today, with Keynote Speaker, John Quinones, known for his work on the tv show, "What Would You Do?"
Countless workshops and presentations provided information regarding creativity, learning and innovation, digital literacy, life career skills, communication, educational law updates and so on. The information obtained during the convention was brought back and shared with the entire Board, administrative team, and those present at the November Board Meeting.
JLSBA Fall Dinner Meeting
Three representatives of the Board, along with Superintendent Morrison, attended the Jefferson-Lewis School Boards Association Fall Dinner Meeting on September 27, 2018 focused on the New Mental Health Laws to Provide Instruction to All Students.
Special Projects Coordinator for the Mental Health Association of New York State, Michelle DeOcampo, provided an overview of the law and shared best practices and techniques that can be used to help meet the rising demand for mental health services. Building and promoting a culture of early intervention and prevention, teaching positive coping skills and responsible decision making were addressed throughout the presentation.
NYSSBA Workshop--Education 2030 Summit
A representative of the Board, along with Superintendent Morrison, attended a workshop on September 14, 2018 focusing on educating students in preparation for jobs in the future. Those in attendance participated in meaningful discussions about changes that should occur in regard to the educational enviroment, curriculum and instructional practices. Topics included artificial intelligence, enrollment and cultural shifts, staffing needs, instructional technology and much more!
Guest Speakers included Mary Ellen Elia, NYS Education Commissioner and Bill Daggett, Ed.D., Founder and Chairman, International Center for Leadership in Education
JLSBA Annual Dinner Meeting
Two representatives of the Board, along with Superintendent Morrison, attended the Jefferson-Lewis School Boards Association Regents Forum Annual Dinner Meeting on May 15, 2019, with guest speaker Elizabeth Hakanson, Regent of the University of the State of New York for the 5th Judicial District.
Regent Hakanson is a visionary, forward thinking educator offering 32+ years of teaching experience with progressive growth, incorporating learners from Early Headstart to adult. She has excellent mediation and relationship skills, demonstrating the ability to inspire individuals to outperform expectations and a proven record of designing, implementing, and enhancing education that is multicultural, using strategic models and diverse curricula. Regent Hakanson delivers strong and sustainable personal growth and is a leader seeking competence in others.
Congratulations to Board Member Mrs. Lynn Reichert
Mrs. Reichert recieves the 2019 Samaritan Medical Center Rookie of the Year Award.