General Membership Meeting

"Never waste a good crisis."

Dr.. Luvelle Brown

We would like to extend our many thanks to Dr. Luvelle Brown for speaking at our October 3, 2017 General Membership Meeting.

His message inspired and challenged all board members to “Engage, Educate, and Empower” all students.  Anything less than a target of 100% graduation rate falls short of that possibility. 

He also offered the observation that boards must recognize that gaps/lack of inclusion exist at the policy level. Policies must be reviewed through the lens of “love and a culture of inclusion”. 

He additionally observed that public education must change or risk becoming obsolete!

We would also like to thank Rob Ainslie, President - Ithaca Board Of Education.

Rob attended our meeting along with Dr. Brown. Together they talked about the changes they have put in place to get them on the path to achieve their goal of 100% graduation rate.

Dr Luvelle Brown

Superintendent of Ithaca City School District

2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year

Click here for full Bio.

October 3, 2017

Jay Worona

Deputy Executive Director, General Counsel & Director of Legal & Policy Services New York State School Boards Association

General Membership Meeting 10/18/18

News reports of mass shootings in our nation’s schools have sadly become the “new normal.”  There are no guarantees that will keep school children and staff safe from a violent attack while at school.  Recent events again have districts re-examining what they can do better to prevent and respond to such an event.  Jay will review where districts are in this area and where they might best focus their attention to be as best positioned as possible to protect students and faculty members.                              

Annual Meeting

May 20, 2019

Guest Speaker Dr. Bob Ike

Palmyra-Macedon CSD

New York State Superintendent of the Year

Leadership Teams for a Change: The successful Board-Superintendent Relationship.


Dr. Ike used examples to explain the importance of speaking up at Board Meetings while speaking with respect, kindness, and love. He explained how his own Board was in turmoil when he was hired and how they had worked together to become a cohesive group working together to accomplish their goals. Four County Members were very engaged and the evaluation forms at the end of the meeting showed everyone enjoyed his dynamic presentation, they greatly appreciated his message and felt this was an important lesson they could use at their own meetings.

December 6, 2017

General Membership Meeting


Dr. Betty A. Rosa  

Vice Chancellor

7th Judicial District

T. Andrew Brown

As all Four County members know, the work of the Board of Regents can assist or hinder our ability to serve the needs of each and every student in our schools.  This evening provides us with an opportunity to engage in a conversation with the Board leadership and our own area Representatives.  It is important for New York City based Chancellor Rosa to connect with you, to help her to understand the unique (and not so unique) challenges you must meet and how the Board can be a helpful partner in meeting those challenges. 

Please join us for this important opportunity!

Meet the Chancellor in our smaller, local gathering where all voices can be heard!

Member At Large 

Wade S. Norwood