The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district.  It is responsible for carrying out the laws and regulations pertaining to the education of our children.  The Board adopts school district policy, curriculum, programs of study, and approves the hiring of all personnel as well as establishing the conditions of employment.  In addition, the Board has the responsibility of maintaining facilities, establishing an annual budget, and setting a tax levy. The school district budget is adopted by the school board each year at a public meeting. The adopted budget then goes to voters for their approval.

The Oneida City School District Board of Education is comprised of seven school district residents who are elected by voters to five-year terms in the annual election.  They are not compensated for their work as Board members.  At the annual organizational meeting in July, the Board elects a president and vice-president and appoints Board committees for the new school year.  Seated with the Board at meetings are the Superintendent of Schools and the Assistant Superintendent for Finance.

Purpose of the Board of Education

The purpose of the Board of Education is to:

1.  Exercise general supervision over the schools of the district.
2.  Ensure that the schools are maintained as provided by the laws of New York State, and the written policies adopted by the Board of Education.
3.  Provide the school District with the education of the highest character consistent with the needs of the residents, and, within their ability to finance the educational program.