Board Of Education

The Bethlehem Central Board of Education is composed of seven members who serve three-year terms. Members are elected by the voters in the district to establish policy and direct the administration of our schools. As your representatives, the Board exercises the community’s rights to citizen control over public education. Every Board of Education in the state of New York has legal and financial control over local school matters, subject only to limitations imposed by the United States Constitution, federal law, state law, regulations of the Commissioner of Education and, of course, the will of local residents as expressed in local elections.

To contact the Board of Education, please email If you are the family of a student attending one of the district’s seven schools, you are encouraged to use this “Who to Contact” guide [PDF] to help resolve any student-related issues quickly.

Board of Education Meetings

Bethlehem Central Board of Education meetings are usually held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Meetings are occasionally added during the school year, particularly in February and March for budget discussions. Meetings begin at 7 p.m., at the Bethlehem Central High School Library Media Center, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar. [unless otherwise noted]. All Board meetings are open to the public.

  • Please visit the Board of Education schedule page to see information about our next BOE meeting, including the agenda and minutes from prior meetings.
  • If a Board of Education meeting is cancelled due to inclement weather, the information will be posted on the district homepage.
  • For over a decade, the district has used video to give residents another avenue to follow the Board and its decisions and discussions. Meetings are also televised on BCN-TV at 6 p.m. on Sundays. This is channel 17 (analog) or 116-118 (digital) on Time Warner Cable, and channel 28 on Verizon FiOS.
  • Meetings can also be viewed live on the Board of Education YouTube channel. The channel also hosts preview Board of Education meetings for viewing.