School Board Recognition Week

School Board Recognition Week
Posted on 10/21/2019

Honeoye Falls-Lima — The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 21 - 25 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to the HF-L community and its children.

“It takes strong schools to build a strong community, and these men and women devote countless hours to making sure our schools are helping every child learn at a higher level,” said Gene Mancuso, HF-L Superintendent. “They make the tough decisions every month and spend many hours studying education issues and regulations in order to provide the kind of accountability our citizens expect.”

Mancuso said the key work of school boards is to raise student achievement by:

  • Creating a shared vision for the future of education

  • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance

  • Providing accountability for student achievement results

  • Developing a budget that aligns district resources to improve achievement

  • Supporting a healthy school district culture in which to work and to learn

  • And much more!

“School board members give HF-L citizens a voice in education decision making. Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation in October, their contribution is a year-round commitment,” Mancuso said.

The members serving the District and their years of service are as follows: Joseph Alati (eight), Carol Bellavia (eight), David Francis (three), David Ghidiu (one), Caralyn Ross (two), Gary Stottler (twelve), Stephanie Templeton (nine), Amy West (eight), and Larry Young (five).

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District recognizes its school board members during the week by presenting members with certificates, small tokens, and cupcakes. During School Board Recognition Week, the District recognizes the board every day on social media and creates a press release for publication on the District’s website.  

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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