The New York State School Boards Association recognized October 21 - 25 as School Board Recognition Week. A time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members, Mahopac Central School District (MCSD) joined all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Mahopac and its children.
“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these women and men devote countless hours to making sure Mahopac schools are helping every child learn at a higher level and are ready for the future” Anthony DiCarlo, superintendent of Mahopac Schools said. “They make the tough decisions and spend considerable time studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”
DiCarlo said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:
- Creating a shared vision for the future of education
- Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
- Providing accountability for student achievement results
- Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement
- Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn
“School board members give the Mahopac community a voice in education decision making. Their contribution is a year-round commitment,” DiCarlo said.
The members serving MCSD are as follows:
Leslie Mancuso, President
Michael Mongon, Vice-President
David Furfaro, Trustee
Lawrence Keane, Trustee
Lucy Massafra, Trustee
Ray McDonough, Trustee
Mark O’Connor, Trustee
Adam Savino, Trustee
Michael Simone, Trustee
Mahopac Board of Education members were recognized at their monthly meeting on October 24 and honored with a reception after the meeting.