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April 3, 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

Minutes of BOCES Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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 Joanne Freeman at 6:05 p.m.  The President welcomed 68 attendees to the meeting.

Anita Murphy, Interim District Superintendent, informed the audience that a copy of the letter from the Commissioner of Education, MaryEllen Elia addressed to the members of the Cooperative Boards of New York State on the occasion of their Annual Meeting was on the back of the agenda.

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

The reading of the April 11, 2018 Annual Board Meeting minutes was waived upon a motion made by Mark Brody, Canajoharie Central School District Board Member; seconded by Cathie Rust, Wells Central School District Board Member; and unanimously carried.

President Freeman turned the meeting over to Ms. Murphy who welcomed everyone and presented an overview of the proposed 2019-2020 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 incumbents Harry Brooks, Broadalbin-Perth Central School District and Joanne Freeman, Greater Johnstown Central School District.

Mrs. Freeman, along with David Edward’s family members, Robert and Linda Edwards presented Dorman Reese, Wells Central School Board member with a certificate while announcing him as the David C. Edwards Distinguished school Board Member Service award recipient for 2019.

At 6:44 p.m. the meeting was adjourned upon a motion by Allan Turnbull, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Board Member; seconded by John DeValve, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Board Member and unanimously carried.  The meeting was followed by a dinner prepared and served by students of the Food Services Program, under the supervision of instructor, Kevin Collins.


Respectfully submitted,

Christine Eaton
Clerk of the Board