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Student Corner

Welcome to the Board of Education Student Corner


·         What is the Board of Education

o   We are five community members who are elected to help the school district (our school district is FPBS & JLCS)

o   We are not paid; we are volunteers

o   Grown ups from Bellerose Terrace, Bellerose Village & Floral Park vote for the Board of Education

o   We serve for three years at a time

o   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?

o   We help take care of you, your teachers & all the staff in your school, and our community

o   Two of our biggest jobs are

§  Setting policy (the rules we are expected to follow at school)

§  Setting curriculum (what you learn at school)

o   We meet and vote in public so you or anyone can watch and listen

o   We act through resolution, that means we talk and then we vote—majority wins (3 or more)

o   We answer questions from our community about our school district

§  After our meetings we save time to hear from our community members

o   Like you, we have homework

§  Every new board member takes a class to learn what the Board of Education is all about and how the local board of education works with local government and the state of New York

§  Board members who have been serving a while are consistently offered classes, called workshops or conferences, to go to and learn more about the world of education and how to keep helping kids

o   We love to visit the schools—seeing all of you students is what makes volunteering our time worthwhile.

Click here for the JLCS Coloring Page

 Click here for the FPBS Coloring Page

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