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April 13, 2022 Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes of BOCES Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

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The Annual Meeting of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Sole Supervisory District of Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties was called to order by President Harry Brooks at 6:03 p.m.  The President welcomed 54 attendees to the meeting.

Dr. Ziskin, District Superintendent, started the meeting by calling for a moment of silence for Regent Beverly Ouderkirk who passed away March 23, 2022.  He stated that she was a fierce advocate for all children and a unique voice for rural Education.

Dr. Ziskin introduced the HFM BOCES board members and administrative staff that were in attendance.   He advised the audience that there was a letter from the Commissioner of Education, Betty A. Rosa addressed to the members of the Cooperative Boards of New York State on the occasion of their Annual Meeting on their tables.  He pointed out the changes that had occurred in the with the BOCES since the last in-person annual meeting.

The Call to the Annual Meeting was read by the BOCES Clerk.

The reading of the April 14, 2021 Annual Board Meeting minutes was waived upon a motion made by Matt Sullivan, HFM BOCES Board Member; seconded by Keith Buchanan, Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Board Member; and unanimously carried.

President Brooks turned the meeting over to Dr. Ziskin who presented on the state of the BOCES and gave an overview of the proposed 2022-2023 Administrative HFM BOCES Budget.

Candidates for the upcoming BOCES Board election were introduced and given an opportunity to address the component boards of education. The candidates addressing the Boards were incumbent Kathryn Zajicek, Greater Johnstown School District and Harry Brooks, Broadalbin-Perth Central School District.

The meeting was recessed at 6:35 for dinner.   The meeting resumed at 7:27

At 7:28 p.m. the meeting was adjourned upon a motion by John DeValve, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Board Member; seconded by Matt Sullivan, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Board Member and unanimously carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board