Front Row: Bernie Erickson, William Beckert, William Baker, Mark Blore, Christopher FaganBack Row: Ellen Siuta,Vice Chair Paula O'Brien, Chair Mary Grace Reed, Jean Baron
Board of Education
Members of the Farmington Board of Education are listed below. The board meets on alternate Mondays September through June.
You may obtain a listing of meeting dates online (click the link on the left) or by calling (860) 673-8268. All meetings are open to the public and each regular meeting includes an opportunity for public comment at the beginning and end.
You may obtain agendas and minutes of board meetings online. Minutes of Board meetings and complete agenda information can also be obtained from the office of the Superintendent.
Duties of the Board of Education
The Farmington Board of Education is a nine-member elected board. It is responsible for maintenance and operation of the public schools of Farmington as required by law and the Town Charter. The Board establishes policies, which lead to high performing, learning-focused public elementary and secondary schools that in its judgment will best serve the educational interests and expectations of the community. A primary responsibility of the Board of Education is to appoint a Superintendent of Schools.
A comprehensive listing of Board responsibilities is presented in the Bylaws Section of the Farmington Board of Education Policy Book, available for review through the office of the Superintendent of Schools.
The Community and the Board of Education
The Farmington Board of Education policy regarding the community's role in the schools states:
"The Board of Education believes that the education of children is a cooperative effort among parents, students, the schools, and the community. Schools and parents must work together as knowledgeable partners. The Board of Education belief is grounded, in part, in the educational research that demonstrates parent involvement improves student achievement. In this policy, the word 'parent' also includes guardians and other family members involved in supervising the child's schooling."