Board of Education

  •  The Board of Education adopts policies and resolutions for operating public schools. It typically has seven members who are elected by residents for four-year terms. They serve without pay. Current Board Members are:

    BOE group photo

    Top row: Laurie Kowalsky (President), Darren Gerbosi, Michael Schindler, Todd Cronin

    Bottom row: Nancy Castrogiovanni (Vice President), Maryann Santos, Norah Windhausen

     

    Board of Education e-mail address: boe@obenschools.org

    District Clerk
    Darlene Dolan ddolan@obenschools.org  (516) 624-6533

    All meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public and are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are usually held in Oyster Bay High School's Library/Media Center. The District calendar lists the specific dates. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Most meetings include an Executive Session, which is not open to the public. During the public portion of the Board of Education meetings, however, time is planned for comments and questions from residents in attendance. The Board encourages community participation.

    The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District is committed to providing the highest quality education to all students. Our District strives to promote in students an understanding of their obligations to develop and use their abilities to their highest potential. In our multicultural community, our primary goal is to have our students acquire the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values necessary to contribute productively to their careers and to society.

    Knowing that education is a continuous process, we are proud of the important roles our professional staff, local businesses, and community organizations play in the quality of life in our school environment. We are unique in that we are one of the smallest school districts on Long Island. As a result, we are able to provide individual attention to each student while also offering an opportunity for all students to participate in extensive academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs.

    One of the most important decisions you will ever make is choosing a new home and neighborhood in which to raise your family. Two important considerations in this decision are the quality of the local school district and the dynamics of the community. 

    We, the Board of Education and the District Superintendent, are committed to supporting all that is necessary to prepare our students for the future. We invite you to visit and see for yourself the nurturing environment our schools and community have to offer.