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Board Meetings

Board Meeting Agendas

An advance agenda is prepared and submitted to the Board, local media, and school personnel. On the Friday preceding a Board meeting, Board members receive an explanation of the items on the agenda. This gives members time to study items before they have to make a voting decision at the meeting.

The order of business on the Board Meeting Agenda is as follows:

  • Meeting Called to Order/Roll Call
  • Executive Session (when needed)
  • Return to Regular Session (if applicable)
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Additions/Revisions to the Agenda
  • Presentation
  • Superintendent's Report
  • Consent Agenda (Consists of Financial Reports, Board Minutes, Personnel Items)
  • New Business
  • Old Business
  • Public Comment
  • Board Member Comments
  • Executive Session (when needed)
  • Actions Items from Executive Session (if applicable)
  • Return to Regular Session (if applicable)
  • Adjournment

The public is encouraged to make its views known to the board during the public comment portions of the agenda. It should be pointed out that there is no legal requirement that the public be given this opportunity to speak at board meetings. It is a procedure of the present Board of Education. Citizens wishing to speak are requested to identify themselves and then make a short statement. Citizens are asked to refrain from speaking in favor or against an individual student or employee of the district. The Board of Education’s function is decision-making. It wants to hear the sentiments of the public to assist in these decisions, but questions about the operation of the schools should be directed to the administrator closest to the situation. Experience has shown this procedure works best. 

Although the board wants the public aware and involved, it should be understood that all items on the agenda are important to the operation of the school district and must be acted upon. When the board president curtails discussion on a topic, it is intended to ensure that the board has sufficient time to address all other matters before it that evening. 

The Galway Board agendas are in pdf form and have been separated by year. 

You'll see the years listed on the left-hand navigation.

Date Agenda Minutes
July 9, 2024 Organizational Meeting Agenda Minutes
August 22, 2024, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 12, 2024, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
October 10, 2024, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
November 14, 2024, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 5, 2024, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
January 9, 2025, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2025, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
March 13, 2025, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
April 24, 2025, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2025, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes
June 12, 2025, BOE Meeting Agenda Minutes

Board Meeting Dates 2024-25

Meetings of the Board of Education are generally held on the second Thursday of each month. A Board meeting calendar is established and published prior to the beginning of each school year and is available in the District Clerk’s office located in the Jr./Sr. High School District Office.

Unless otherwise noted, Board of Education meetings are held in the library of the Galway Jr./Sr. High School at 5317 Sacandaga Road, Galway, NY. The Board encourages citizens to attend and become more involved in their school. In most cases, Board meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted and are chaired by the President of the Board of Education or, if absent, the Vice President. The Superintendent of Schools and the District Clerk join the Board members at the meeting table.

  • July 9, 2024  Organizational Meeting, 6pm
  • August 5, 2024  Board Retreat, 9am-3pm
  • August 22, 2024  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • September 12, 2024  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • October 10, 2024  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • November 14, 2024  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • December 5, 2024  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • January 9, 2025  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • February 6, 2025  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm    
  • March 13, 2025  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • April 22, 2025  BOCES Vote, 8am, Distric Conference Room
  • April 24, 2025  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm
  • May 8, 2025  Public Hearing on Proposed School Budget, 6:30pm
  • May 20, 2025  Budget Vote, 10am-8pm, Regular Board Meeting at 7:30pm
  • June 12, 2025  Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm

2025-26 School Year

  • July 8, 2025 Organizational Meeting, 6pm
  • August 4, 2025 Board Retreat, 9am-3pm
  • August 21, 2025 Regular Board Meeting, 6:30pm