Board Meetings

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes | Past Minutes | Public Participation

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 Room D-122, 700 Delaware Ave., Delmar. [unless otherwise noted]. All Board meetings are open to the public.

Executive Sessions

In addition to its regular meetings, it is sometimes necessary for the Board to hold executive sessions. These sessions may precede or follow regular meetings and are for the discussion of sensitive subjects such as personnel matters and employee contract negotiations. All official actions, however, must and do take place at public meetings.

Meeting Schedule, Agendas, and Minutes

Below is a schedule of Board of Education meetings for the 2022-23 school fiscal year. These dates and locations are subject to change. Public meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise listed. Executive session start time is 6 p.m. A final schedule will be updated here. All meetings will be livestreamed on the BCSD Events Channel on YouTube.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Annual Organizational Meeting, BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.
Presentation: Setting the Tax Rate

    Wednesday, September 7, 2022

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.
    Presentation: Update on 2021 Capital Project

    Wednesday, September 21, 2022

    Glenmont Elementary School
    Presentation: The Science of Reading

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    Eagle Elementary School
    Presentation: K-5 Math Presentation, Annual District Audit

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022

    Elsmere Elementary School
    Presentation: SESS Intensive Skills and ESY

    Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    Bethlehem Central Middle School
    Presentation: Building Healthy Relationships and Sexual Misconduct Prevention

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    Hamagrael Elementary School
    Presentation: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Wednesday, December 7, 2022

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m. (This meeting was originally scheduled to take place at Slingerlands Elementary School)

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2022

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m. 
    Presentation: Academic Update

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the December 21, 2022 Board agenda here.
    • View the December 21, 2022 Board video here.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the January 4, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the January 4, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the January 18, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the January 18, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m. 
    Presentation: State of the Schools

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the February 1, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the February 1, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m. 
    Budget Presentation: Budget Overview, Transportation and Technology 

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the February 15, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the February 15, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m. 
    Budget Presentation: Athletics and Operations & Maintenance 

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the March  1, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the March  1, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m. 
    Budget Presentation: Instruction Programs

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the March  15, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the March  15, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, April 5, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m. 
    Budget Presentation: Overview & Budget Adoption

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the April 5, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the April 5, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the April 19, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the April 19, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, May 3, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the May 3, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the May 3, 2023 Board video here.

    Tuesday, May 16, 2023

    Annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Bethlehem Central High School, Gym A

    Wednesday, May 17, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the May 17, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the May 17, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, June 7, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the June 7, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the June 7, 2023 Board video here.

    Wednesday, June 21, 2023

    BCHS Room D-122, 7 p.m.

    The meeting will also be livestreamed. Video broadcast for the meeting can be found here at 6:55 p.m.

    • View the June 21, 2023 Board agenda here.
    • View the June 21, 2023 Board video here.

    Past Minutes

    Public Participation

    From time to time, individuals may wish to address comments or concerns directly to the Board of Education. In most instances, issues involving students, parents, faculty or staff can be resolved without having to appear before the Board of Education. To ensure timely resolution of your concerns and/or questions, the district has a helpful reference guide of who to contact when an issue arises.

    If you do wish to address the Board, please keep in mind that school board meetings are business meetings which are held in public. On your agenda, you will see “Recognition of Visitors – Non-Agenda Items.” In order to allow fair and orderly expression of comment, the Board has provided this time to hear appropriate comments from anyone attending the meeting. However, the Board does not respond to questions during the course of the business meeting.

    The Board values and welcomes civil, respectful statements and clear, concise communications that inform its deliberations. The Board uses the public comment period as an opportunity to listen to citizen concerns, but will not debate issues or enter into a question-and-answer session.

    It is also important that no person addressing the Board initiate charges or complaints about individual Board members or employees or students of the District. Such charges or complaints should be presented directly to the Superintendent. Speakers are encouraged to provide the Board with a written copy of their comments and other appropriate supporting documentation, but it is not required.

    How may I address the Board during a meeting?

    Please adhere to the following when speaking to the Board during public session:

    • Wait to be called upon by the Board president.
    • At the microphone, please state your full name.
    • Direct your comments to the Board; do not turn and speak to the audience.
    • Keep your comments as concise as possible.
    • Speakers are expected to treat others with respect, confining their remarks to School District issues.
    • Do not use the public speaking portions of Board meetings to make personal statements about any individual or engage in any commentary that is slanderous or abusive. The Board president may rule any speaker out of order who makes such statements.