Newfield Trojan

School Board Recognition Week

October 17-21, 2022


For more information, contact: Eric Hartz, Superintendent 607-564-9955


School Board Recognition Week set for October 17-21

Newfield, NY — The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 17-21 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by local school boards. Public schools form the bedrock of our communities and our country. Democracy thrives with educated citizens capable of critical thinking and civil discourse. And it is our local school boards who are ultimately responsible for student success.

 “It takes strong schools to build a strong community, the Newfield BOE devotes countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level. The BOE makes tough decisions throughout the entire year. They spend many hours studying education issues, regulations, and policy in order to provide accountability for our students, faculty, staff, and community.”

 The key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by

  • Developing a shared vision and goals for the district

  • Ensuring strategies, resources, policies, and programs align with district goals

  • Assessing and providing accountability for student achievement

  • Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and learn

  • Evaluating the superintendent to ensure continuous improvement

  • And much more!

 “School board members give the Newfield 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.

The members serving our district and their years of service are as follows: Shana Claar (1), Diana Griffin (1), Michael Jordan (1), Tim Payne(2), Missy Rynone(11), Jeremy TenWolde (6), and Christina Ward(5)

 We will honor the BOE members throughout the week with messages, cards, and officially at our  Thursday evening meeting on October 20th.  

Thank you for all you do every day for the Newfield students, faculty, staff, and community. 

Eric Hartz