School Board Meetings

The Board of Education is a public body and, as such, the Open Meetings Law requires school board meetings to be open to the public; however, public may be excluded from properly convened executive sessions and other meetings exempted under the law. Members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to attend and observe open meetings.

Meetings are generally held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Columbus School located at 164 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY. See adopted schedule below:

July 17, 2018
August 21, 2018
September 18, 2018
October 16, 2018
November 13, 2018 (2nd Tuesday)
December 18, 2018
January 22, 2019 (4th Tuesday)
February 26, 2019 (4th Tuesday)
March 19, 2019
April 9, 2019 (2nd Tuesday)
May 14, 2019 (budget hearing and regular meeting)
May 21, 2019 (election/budget vote, 11 am - 8 pm)
May 22, 2019 (Wednesday to certify the vote, 8 pm)
June 18, 2019

Sometimes it is necessary to call a special meeting or change a regularly scheduled meeting date, time or location. To confirm, please contact the board clerk (browns@binghamtonschools.org or 762-8100 x319).

Notices of meetings are provided to the news media and posted on the bulletin board at the district’s Administration Office, 164 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY, no later than the Friday before each meeting.

The board has a policy of allowing members of the public to address them regarding school district business under “Privilege of the Floor” which is time limited to 3 minutes; however, the discussion may not include matters involving privacy issues that are protected by law.

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, any proposed resolution, law, rule, regulation, policy or any amendment scheduled to be the subject of public discussion by the Board of Education during an open meeting ("agenda items") shall be made available to the public prior to the meeting.

* Agenda items received by the clerk at least 48 hours prior to such meeting shall be posted and remain posted for seven (7) business days after such meeting.
* Requests for copies of agenda items must be made to the Records Access Officer at least one (1) business day before the board meeting. Reasonable fees will apply (See Policy #3310).


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the District Clerk by email at browns@binghamtonschools.org or call 762-8100 x 319.

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