DCS board passes two resolutions
November 1, 2012
At its October 23 meeting, the DCS Board of Education passed two resolutions--the Long Term Viability and Sustainability and the Dignity and Respect Resolutions.
Letter from Board President Robert Fiorini
The Duanesburg Board of Education is proud to have passed two resolutions at our Oct. 23, 2012 meeting.
The resolution in support of the Long-Term Viability and Sustainability of our district affirms the board's commitment to guide our district through these uncertain financial times and to continue to offer the highest quality education for our students. While we recognize the serious threats facing schools in our state, we know that taking a leadership role will be the best path to protecting the interests of our district. Through the process of strategic planning, community forums and efficiency studies, we will gather the information we need and take necessary action to make sure our district is here for our children.
As we implement the New York State Dignity for All Students
Act, we recognize that dignity and respect should be afforded to all members of
our district. The board Resolution in Support of Dignity and Respect for our
students, district employees and community members reflects the deep resolve we
have to upholding those values. As we work together to resolve the challenges
facing our district, we have the opportunity to show our students an example of
how effective and dignified that process can be. I know they expect nothing less
from us as we work to ensure their futures.
This is an important time to be involved and informed about the issues we face in our district. The Duanesburg school district is built on a strong foundation of community. Together, we can use that strength to give our students the world class education they deserve.
Thank you for supporting our schools!
Duanesburg BOE President
|Board Resolution: Support of Long Term Viability and Sustainability|
|WHEREAS, the fiscal pressures that affect our
nation’s schools threaten to undermine the mission of school boards to
provide our children with a world class public education; and
WHEREAS, the short-term financial outlook for many small school districts in New York State indicates state and federal budget cuts will continue and school budget deficits will increase; and
WHEREAS, many districts in our state are faced with looking at all options to provide the education their students deserve, including sharing of services, consolidations, mergers; and
WHEREAS, in an effort to clearly and openly communicate to the community members, students and staff of the Duanesburg Central School District the commitment the Board of Education has to addressing the challenges facing our district;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education is committed to its goal of providing the students of our district with the highest quality education and is further committed to the long-term viability and sustainability of the Duanesburg Central School District. The Board of Education is committed to working with all members of our school community to openly examine all options and we call upon our faculty, staff, community members and students to work together to ensure we achieve our goals.
|Board Resolution: Dignity and Respect|
|WHEREAS, New York State has enacted the Dignity for
All Students Act to insure students are provided with a safe and
supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting,
harassment, and bullying; and
WHEREAS, the leadership of the Duanesburg Central School District has been consistent in its dedication to the dignity of all students, faculty, staff and community members; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Duanesburg Central School District wishes to promote the dignity of all students, faculty, staff and community members;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duanesburg Central School District Board of Education commits itself to assuring the dignity and respect of our students, faculty, staff and community members, and is committed to leadership in promoting respect and dignity throughout our district and through our actions.