Briarcliff Schools

  • 45 Ingham Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.941.8880
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Briarcliff High School

  • 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.769.6299
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Briarcliff Middle School

  • 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.769.6343
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Todd Elementary School

  • 45 Ingham Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.941.8300
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Tier Two

Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

Board of Education

Philosophy Statement

The Members of the Board of Education

Philosophy Statement
 
The mission of public education is to provide for the education of the next generation. The Briarcliff Schools are committed to the philosophy of helping each child develop into a mature individual who will be a contributing member of society. The school shares the responsibility with parents and the community for meeting the needs of the whole child - intellectual, physical, social, emotional, civic, moral and aesthetic. The school, however, has a primary responsibility for the intellectual development of the child. Through the acquisition of the tools and habits of learning and thinking, and the assimilation of a basic body of skills and knowledge, such as reading, writing, computation, listening and speaking, students are prepared to be responsible and thoughtful citizens.

Schools provide a unique environment for social development with peers and adults; therefore, activities are consciously structured to enhance these relationships. There are opportunities for students to participate in experiences that promote self-esteem, as well as to have students learn the limits of individual freedom and the values of cooperation, physical fitness and good health habits. The relationship between the arts and quality of life is stressed. Students are encouraged to be participants in the arts and are given opportunities to develop their aesthetic appreciation and awareness.

Because learning is a life-long experience, the Briarcliff School community strives to be a place where adults model for students the value and process of learning. In all aspects of the K-12 program, excellence is sought as a goal.

The Briarcliff Schools provide a comprehensive and responsive educational program that is relevant to the individual needs of students. It is planned with an awareness of the future and encourages students to contribute to the betterment of that world. By blending a knowledge of our multi-ethnic past and our shared values with a concern for future directions, the educational program prepares students for their role in the world.


Board of Education Meetings

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Education are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month. The second Monday is a work session and the fourth Monday a business session. Other meetings are also held from time to time. The dates, times and locations of these meetings are announced in advance. Residents of the District are invited to attend all public meetings for the Board of Education and each meeting's agenda provides for comments from the public.

Contact the Board of Education
boardofeducation@briarcliffschools.org

 

Members

Mrs. Jennifer Rosen

Mrs. Jennifer Rosen

Titles: President
Locations: Briarcliff District
Email:
Occupation: June 30, 2020
Mr. Kenneth Torosian

Mr. Kenneth Torosian

Titles: Vice President
Locations: Briarcliff District
Email:
Occupation: June 30, 2019
Mrs. Janie Chamberlain

Mrs. Janie Chamberlain

Titles: Trustee
Locations: Briarcliff District
Email:
Occupation: June 30, 2021
Mr. Michael Haberman

Mr. Michael Haberman

Titles: Trustee
Locations: Briarcliff District
Email:
Occupation: June 30, 2021
Mr. Paul Wasserman

Mr. Paul Wasserman

Titles: Trustee
Locations: Briarcliff District
Email:
Occupation: June 30, 2019

Goals

BOARD GOALS 2017-2018

  1. Support efforts to provide a high quality, well rounded educational experience that meets the needs of all students, delivers the skills and confidence necessary to be successful in the 21st century, and supports the emotional and physical safety and wellbeing of students through:

    • Maintaining updated Policy manual, Professional Development Plan, Special Education District Plan, Code of Conduct, Exposure Control Plan

    • Supporting staff training and development

    • Supporting educational programs that create viable learning paths in our curriculum areas for our students (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Computer Science, English, Performing & Fine Arts and Sports).

  2. Ensure our tax dollars are invested efficiently and are used judiciously in support of our educational program through:

    • Presentations prior to budget development on academic areas, arts, sports, special education, extra-curricular activities, facility and infrastructure needs, and contractual obligations

    • Develop a multi-year financial plan to assist in identifying potential areas of concern and risks to the annual budget and capital expenditure plans

  3. Strive to provide a tax cap compliant budget without sacrificing the educational goals of the district.

  4. Assure that the administration complies with a standard to achieve full transparency in the budget process as well as the educational plans for the District.

  5. Finalize the full review of the Districts Policy Manual and begin the first year of a continual three year review process.

  6. End Board meetings by 10:00 P.M.