Superintendent's Message

  • October  2018
    Dr. Jonathan Ross  

    Dear Members of the Blind Brook School Community,

    This year the New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 22-26 as School Board Recognition Week.  This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members.  The Blind Brook-Rye School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor our local board members for their commitment to Blind Brook 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.  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.

    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

    School board members give the Blind Brook citizens a voice in education decision making.  Even though we make a special effort to show our appreciation at this time of year, their contribution is a year-round commitment.

    The members serving our District and their years of service are as follows:

    BOE Years of Service

    The next opportunity you have to do so, please join with me in thanking these community leaders for their commitment to public education and our community’s school children.

    Jonathan Ross, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools