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Student Corner - Board of Education


What is the Board of Education

  • We are five community members who are elected to help the school district (our school district is FPBS & JLCS).
  • We are not paid; we are volunteers.
  • Grown ups from Bellerose Terrace, Bellerose Village & Floral Park vote for the Board of Education.
  • We serve for three years at a time.
  • To run for the Board of Ed, someone must at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States and live in our school community for at least thirty days.

    What does the Board of Education do?

  • We help take care of you, your teachers & all the staff in your school, and our community.
  • Two of our biggest jobs are:  
    1. Setting policy (the rules we are expected to follow at school).
    2. Setting curriculum (what you learn at school).
  • We meet and vote in public so you or anyone can watch and listen.
  • We act through resolution, that means we talk and then we vote—majority wins (3 or more).
  • We answer questions from our community about our school district.
  • After our meetings we save time to hear from our community members.
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