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 online calendar section of the District website.

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

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

BOE Meeting Schedule         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


There have been no new dates set. "Any school board, library board or village election scheduled in April or May of 2020 is hereby postponed until at least June 1, 2020,” according to the executive order.

The order also indefinitely postpones collection and filing of nominating petitions for school board elections, which are also delayed until at least June 1. The order advises that the elections were “subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.”


HF-L Announces BOE Seat Release

April 20, 2020 is the last day to file petitions for three seats on the Honeoye Falls-Lima Board of Education. Three of our nine board seats are to be filled in an election on May 19, 2020.  The terms of board members Chris Neff, Caralyn Ross, and Amy West are set to expire on June 30, 2020.  At this time, Mr. Neff and Mrs. Ross have announced their intention to run again. Please click on the full media release for further details. 

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!

If you are interested in running for a seat on the Board of Education, you will seek a petition from the Board of Education Clerk with a deadline for submission of April 20, 2020.  You will submit with your petition, a short bio and headshot photo for the budget newsletter.  Finally, you will be provided an opportunity to speak on your own behalf about why you are running.  The District hosts a 'Meet the Candidates' Night two weeks prior to the election.  If you have turned in a petition, someone will be in direct contact with you about this event.  Also, please tell others to watch the District Calendar for more information, and for the time/location.

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:

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.

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 -, 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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