Board of Education

Please Note At the Board of Education Regular Meeting held virtually on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, the Board of Education voted to appoint Mr. Philip Howard as Vice President of the Board of Education and appoint Mr. Marc Levinstein to the Board of Education. Previously, Ms. Susan Prokosch was the Vice President of the Board of Education. Ms. Prokosch passed away on March 30, 2020, leaving the positions vacant. 


1. Ms. Carol Maida
Term Expires June 30, 2022

2. Mr. William Walker
Term Expires June 30, 2020

3. Ms. Ramona Burton
Term Expires June 30, 2021

4. Ms. Susan Prokosch – deceased
Term Expires June 30, 2022

5. Ms. Carole Mineo – President
Term Expires June 30, 2020

6. Mr. Philip Howard – Vice President
Term Expires June 30, 2021

7. Mr. Darren Stridiron
Term Expires June 30, 2020

8. Dr. Shane Henderson
Term Expires June 30, 2022

9. Ms. Sylvia Santiago
Term Expires June 30, 2021

10. Mr. Mark Levinstein (not pictured)
Term Expires June 30, 2020

What Does Being a BOE Member 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 schoolchildren always their ultimate focus, school board members act officially at the board table, working with other board members to serve students 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

Matthew McCoy, Clerk of the Board
Phone: (845) 563-3503
Fax: (845) 563-3670

BOE BOE Members Email & Mailing Address
Board Members
c/o the Newburgh Enlarged City School District
124 Grand Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

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