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HFM Board of Education

Headshots of the Board of Education from left Joanne Freeman President July 2019 -June 2022, Jean LaPorta, Vice President, July 2017 - June 2020, James Beirlein July 2018 - June 2021, Harry Brooks July 2019 - June 2022, Carmen Caraco July 2018 - June 2021, John DeValve July 2017 - June 2020, Allan Turnbull July 2018 - June 2021

2019-20 meeting schedule

Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 5 p.m. and are held in the Board Room at the HFM BOCES campus.

BoardDocs—an electronic board document management system—now provides up-to-date HFM BOCES Board of Education agenda items, support documents, policies, and procedures via the Internet. Go to Boarddocs

Members of the HFM BOCES Board of Education are volunteers who are elected by members of the Boards of Education of our component school districts to serve for three-year terms.

  • July 10 Reorganizational Meeting/Special Meeting
  • July 24 Special Meeting
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 30
  • December 11
  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 25
  • April 1 Annual Meeting
  • April 29 (Annual Election/Admin. Budget Vote)
  • May 27
  • June 24

Meeting Minutes

2019-20 School Year

2018-19 School Year

2017-18 School Year

In keeping with New York State’s Open Meeting Law, Board of Education meeting minutes will be posted within 14 days of their approval by the board, usually at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Pending minutes will not be posted online, but may be viewed at the office of the HFM BOCES District Clerk.

For archived minutes from previous years, please contact HFM District Clerk Christine Eaton, (518) 736-4681, ext. 4696.


How Open Meeting Law makes Board of Education meetings more accessible

Section 103(e) of the Open Meetings Law ensures that the public has access to the materials under discussion by a public body prior to a meeting.

HFM BOCES Board of Education, committed to open and transparent conduct of business, will make every practicable effort to provide access to records that are “scheduled to be the subject of a discussion” during any open meeting.

The section addresses two types of records: first, those that are required to be made available pursuant to FOIL; and second, proposed resolutions, law, rules, regulations, policies or amendments thereto. When either is scheduled to be discussed during an open meeting, the law requires that they be made available to the public, to the extent practicable, either prior to or at the meeting.

Meeting agendas, minutes and applicable documents will be available online at the same time they are made available to board members. Documents are also available upon request from the superintendent’s office. There may be a fee for printed materials.

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