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Board of Education Members and Information



Contact the Board

Address:
Board Members
c/o the 鶹 Enlarged City School District
124 Grand Street
鶹, NY 12550

Email: 
To contact all BOE members, please send an email to: BOEmembers@necsd.net 

 If you have board of education related questions you can contact the district clerk below.

Matthew McCoy, Board Clerk

Phone
: (845) 563-3503
Fax: (845) 563-3670
Email: mmccoy@necsd.net 

What does being a BOE mean?

 

The Board of Education members are a nine person policy-making body which operates within the laws of the State of New York. Each member is elected for a three-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every year. The Board is responsible for approving the district's budget, adopting all policies and curriculum, and evaluating the superintendent. The authority of the Board is as a whole and no Board member may act as an official of the district except when the board meets in a regular or a special session. The Board of Trustees are elected to represent all of the people of the school district. In making its decisions, the Board is guided by what is in the best interest of the entire district.

 

Responsibilities of a Board Member

With school children always their ultimate focus, school board members act officially at the board table, working with other board members to serve 鶹 and accomplish the following:

  • Create a shared vision for the future of education
  • Set the direction of the school district to achieve the highest student performance
  • Provide rigorous accountability for student achievement results
  • Develop a budget and present it to the community, aligning district resources to improve achievement
  • Support a healthy school district culture for work and learning
  • Create strategic partnerships with the community stakeholders
  • Build the district’s progress through continuous improvement
  • Adopt and maintain current policies
  • Hire and evaluate the superintendent
  • Ratify collective bargaining agreements
  • Maintain strong ethical standards 

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS



Doerre

Mr. John Doerre 
BOE President 

Years in District: 19

Employment: 
Director of Fleet Safety and EHS, Miller Environmental Group Inc.


Education:
Clarkstown S High School 1974,
Rockland Community College 1977

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Registered Nurse, Non-Profit Agency

  

Children/Ages/Schools: 
37 & 35

  

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:  Town of 鶹 Ethics Board

  

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be... 
 
...to have parents and caretakers within the community play a greater role in the education of their children.

  

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Providing educational skills that allow children to succeed in the 21st century. Less emphasis on constantly changing and divisive social issues and greater emphasis on lifelong skills. Create a great academic learning environment along with an environment that caters to those that may value a more vocational learning curriculum.







Doerre

Mr. Mark Levinstein 

BOE Vice-President 

 

Years in District: 30

Employment: 
North Point Carpet Supplies Services


Education:
Associates degree OCCC

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment:
Sharon Levinstein, Data Processing Clerk, NECSD - 鶹 Main

Children/Ages/Schools:
Aliya, Graduate of 鶹 2012, American University 2016, George Washington Law School 2023.
Rebecca, Graduate of 鶹 2014, University of Albany 2018.
Michael, Graduate of 鶹 2016, Binghamton University 2020
Matthew, Graduate of 鶹 2020, Berklee College of Music Dec. 2023

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
NECSD: Finance, Facilities, Personnel, Curriculum, Building & Grounds, Exceptional Learners, Diversity, Library, & Compact Committee, Capitol Bond Project Advisory, 鶹 Teacher Center Policy Board.
Temple Beth Jacob Trustee. Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County Trustee

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be....To partner with parents and educators to create better outcomes and opportunities for the children of the 鶹 School District.

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
To ensure a safe and secure environment for the children and employees of this district, so our educators can provide the best education possible. Strive to make sure that our 鶹 graduate, and that they are College or Career ready, and Civic-minded young adults.







Doerre

Ms. Christine M. Bello 

 

Years in District: Lifelong 鶹 resident

Employment: 
Owner: Chris-Dian Florist, 279 Broadway, 鶹,NY


Education:
Graduate of 鶹, Cum Laude graduate of SUNY Farmingdale, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment:
N/A

Children/Ages/Schools:
Single, no children

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
City of 鶹 Citizen’s Advisory Committee
City of 鶹 Ethics Board
鶹 City Council

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one educational accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education member it would be……To increase the graduation and literacy rates of the school district.

 

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
Transparency on all issues especially regarding the expenditure of taxpayer dollars along with budget oversight. Ensuring a safe environment for all 鶹, teachers and staff, policy review and development. Developing a shared vision and goals for the district with fellow board members and evaluating the Superintendent.







Doerre

Ms. Victoria Bousche 

 

Years in District: 30

Employment: 
Administrator in healthcare


Education: N/A

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment:
N/A

Children/Ages/Schools:
Son Jaxson 4 entering UPK

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:
Never served on committees but have participated in various community outreach programs food pantry, meals on wheels covid clinics/vaccinations
鶹 Athletics

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one educational accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education member it would be……To Increase the graduation and literacy rates.

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
  • 1. Oversight of the district
  • 2. Safety and Security of all 鶹 faculty and staff
  • 3. Adherence to special education laws
  • 4. Review and reconstruct policy
  • 5. Engage in the community and ensure all taxpayers, residents, 鶹 are heard
  • 6. Fiscal responsibility
  • 7. Transparency






Doerre

Mr. Ramiro Burgarelli 

 

Years in District: 33

Employment: 
Field Engineer with Advance Network Services


Education:
Marlboro Central High School

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Lillian Burgarelli/Engineering Manager/Advanced Network Services

  

Children/Ages/Schools: 
Sebastian/16/鶹 Main
Carmen/13/Heritage

  

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:  N/A

  

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be... 
 
...Close the gap between the New York State graduation rate and that of 鶹’s.

  

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Safety of all the children of our district from the time they get on a bus til the time they are home off that bus. Creating a clear channel for communication for the teachers to be able to raise their concerns/needs without fear of retribution. Ensure all the children of our district to get the help they need to be successful scholars.







Doerre

Mr. Philip Howard 

 

Years in District: Lifelong

Employment: 
Retired City of 鶹 Fire Department


Education:
BA Adelphi University

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Jacquelin Willis-Howard-Catskill Woodworking-Office Manager

  

Children/Ages/Schools: 
Adam (31)

  

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:  Library Committee, Buildings & Grounds Committee, Curriculum Committee, Diversity Committee, Exceptional Learners Committee, Policy Committee, S.A.V.E. Committee, Re-Opening Task Force

  

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be... 
 
...that every scholar who attends our schools will graduate and receive their diploma at Academy Field.

  

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:
  1. Graduation of Scholars
  2. Safe Schools
  3. A balanced and meaningful budget
  4. Ensure that the scholars are rigorously challenged so that they can be ready to compete in society once they graduate







Politti

Ms. Letitia McDaniel Politi 

Years in District: Lifelong resident

Employment: 
Teacher for 18 years in the North Rockland Central School District
 
                        Teacher for 3 years in The 鶹 Enlarged City School District


Education:
AAS Fashion Design Fashion Institute of Technology
BS Production Management  Fashion Institute of Technology
MS Special Education Mount Saint Mary College
Certificate of Advanced Study: School Building and School District Leadership SUNY New Paltz

  

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment: Nicholas Politi,Electrician, Jim Murphy Electric, IBEW Local 363

  

Children/Ages/Schools: 
MaryJane Politi age 16 attends 鶹 Main Campus
Augusten Politi age 11 attends Horizons on the Hudson
Levon Politi age 8 attends Horizons on the Hudson
Olive Politi age 6 attends Horizons on the Hudson

  

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:  I have served on the HoH Compact Committee and NECSD Talent Committee. I currently serve on the School Improvement Team at Haverstraw Elementary School. I coached Girls on the Run:Heart and Sole at South 鶹 School. I currently coach Girls on the Run at Haverstraw Elementary and I am a Coach and Co-Founder of The 鶹 Lightening Bolts.
Former NTA member and current NRTA member.

  

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be... To create consistency in the implementation of programs, the code of conduct, security/safety plans, and make educationally sound decisions for the youth in our community.

  

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Consistency, transparency, communication, and listening to the needs of all stakeholders.
Professionalism and serving as role models to our scholars.







Politti

Mr. Fred Stewart 

Years in District: 39

Employment: 
Self Employed


Education:
Wallkill Sr. High School

  

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Spouse/Occupation/Employment: N/A

  

Children/Ages/Schools: 
Three all Graduates of 鶹

  

NECSD Committees/Community Committees Served On:  N/A

  

How would you complete the following sentence?
If I could achieve any one education accomplishment while serving as a Board of Education Member it would be... Increase literacy at the elementary level

  

What do you view as the Board of Education's top priorities:

Safety, Attendance, Accountability



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