Board of Education

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Board of Education consists of nine community residents elected by District voters to serve three-year terms. The school board is charged with

Hiring the district superintendent
Maintaining district policies
Reviewing and approving a fiscally responsible school budget

Board Meetings

Regularly Scheduled Meetings

Residents are encouraged to attend school board meetings, which are regularly held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the board meeting room at the High School. The most up to date Board of Education meeting dates can be found on the BoardDocs main page. The link is below.

During the COVID-19 School Closure, please visit the District's main web page to watch board meetings via live-stream. Or, click here.

Or, visit the BoardDocs site to view previously recorded meetings, board meeting packets, meeting minutes and more.  Or, click here.

        BoardDocs

Public Comment

An agenda item called "Public Comment" invites the public and all other stakeholders in our children's education to comment on matters regarding the school district. Please keep in mind the following guidelines about Public Comment:

  • Comments may be made about current agenda items

  • Items involving specific personnel and students should be directed to the appropriate school administrator in private

  • The Board of Education reserves the right to limit the speaking time based on the number of potential speakers

For more information, please refer to the HF-L District Policy: Public Expression at Meetings

Contacting the Board

To email Board Members individually, click the Board of Education Members tab to the left or email the District Clerk, Rhonda Schaefer; to contact the entire Board of Education, email the District Clerk, Rhonda Schaefer Your email message will be received by all Board of Education members and the Superintendent of Schools and will be replied to as soon as possible. Anonymous emails will not receive a response.

Want to Get Involved?

Your Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District Board of Education cordially invites you to take an active role in the educational affairs of our community. There are multiple ways to get involved, including:

Public Budget Advisory Council (PBAC)

The PBAC includes community members, Board of Education members and District advisors who meet weekly from January through mid-March to review, offer feedback and make recommendations regarding all of the programs and services being recommended for the upcoming school year based on information from each site. The PBAC advises the District and Board of Education as to the strategic wisdom of program proposals, as well as the affordability of those proposals.   If you are interested in participating on the PBAC, please contact Bruce Capron, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations.

Prospective Board Members 

HF-L Announces BOE Seat Release

Three of HF-L's nine board seats are to be filled in an election on May, 18 2021.  The terms of board members Joseph Alati, Carol Bellavia, and Dave Ghidiu are set to expire on June 30, 2021. Incumbent member Carol Bellavia has announced her intention to run for re-election. Incumbent members Alati and Ghidiu have announced that they will not be seeking re-election.

Eligibility Requirements: School board candidates must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, qualified voters in the school district and able to read and write. They must be residents of their districts continuously for one year (as little as 30 days or as long as three years in some city school districts) before the election. They cannot be employed by the board on which they will serve or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board.

To Seek a Petition: Contact the District Clerk at rhonda.schaefer@hflcsd.org

Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk at least 30 days before the election meeting, or no later than April 19, 2021, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Regular meetings of the board occur on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. (Sometimes this pattern is altered by school vacations or holidays.). In January through March, the board may meet on additional Tuesday evenings for budget study sessions. Please visit the following link for a schedule of all meetings.  BoardDocs @ HF-L

The Monroe County School Boards Association (MCSBA) hosted their annual Prospective School Board Candidate Seminar on Saturday, March 20, 2021 via Zoom.  Click on the following link for more information 2021 candidate seminar BROCHURE.pdf.


The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) has launched a new website entitled, The School Board Member Experience. For a complete overview and highlights of what to expect as a new board member, please visit the site and enjoy the experience!


For a look at what New Board Member Orientation looks like here at HF-L, please visit the BoardDocs Library tab on the District website. Supplemental information about the school board:

Running for the School Board Handbook

Fraud Reporting

Anonymous reports of potential fraud, consistent with NY State Law, can be reported to the administration and Board of Education in the following ways:

The Board of Education has an active Audit Committee that works with the District's External Auditor, Internal Auditor and Claims Auditor to assure maximum efficiency and internal controls in District financial matters.  Further detail is available on the Business Department Webpage.  Annual audit reports are available for inspection by contacting the Board Clerk, Rhonda Schaefer, at 624-7010.

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The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Leahy, Compliance Officer/Coordinator, at: Email - David.Leahy@hflcsd.org, Telephone - (585) 624-7181, Address - 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Inquiries concerning the application of the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).

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