District honors school board members

  • The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 18-22 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. General Brown CSD is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to the General Brown Community and its children.

     “It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” Barbara J. Case said. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”

     Superintendent Case said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

    • Creating a shared vision for the future of education
    • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
    • Providing accountability for student achievement results
    • Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
    • Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
    • And much more!

    “School board members give the General Brown Community citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment,” Superintendent Case said.

    The members serving our district and their years of service are as follows:

    • Kelly Milkowich, president with 3 years of service
    • Sandra Young Klindt, vice president with 8 years of service
    • Natalie Hurley, 4 years of service
    • Tiffany Orcesi, 2 years of service
    • Jamie Lee, 8 years of service
    • Albert Romano, Jr., 3 years of service