Board of Education

The Hornell Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district.  It is responsible for carrying out the laws and regulations pertaining to the education of our children. The board adopts school district policy, curriculum and  programs of study, and approves the hiring of all personnel as well as establishing the conditions of employment. In addition, the board has the responsibility of maintaining facilities, establishing an annual budget, and setting a tax levy. The school district budget is adopted by the school board each year at a public meeting. The adopted budget then goes to voters for their approval.


The Hornell Board of Education is composed of seven school district residents who are elected by voters to three-year terms in the annual election. Terms are staggered so that one members are elected each year. They are not compensated for their work as board members.

At the annual organizational meeting in June, the board elects a president and vice-president and appoints board committees for the new school year.
Seated with the board at meetings are the superintendent of schools.


Meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public. They are held at 5:15 p.m. in the High School Library. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed. Meeting dates and locations will be listed in the district calendar and the Board of Education schedule.

School district business is discussed only in public meetings. However, state law provides for the use of executive (private) sessions on matters which may involve personnel and legal issues. All official board action is taken only in board meetings, which are open to the public.