Board of Education

The members of the Chatham Central School District Board of Education invite the community to attend meetings to learn about the educational issues and topics the Board is considering. We value your interest and encourage you to come and voice any questions or comments you may have about our schools.


Meeting Agendas, Minutes, and District Policies on BoardDocs

The Board of Ed uses BoardDocs, a paperless meetings system, for our meeting agendas and associated documents. To access agendas, meeting minutes, and District policies please visit our BoardDocs website.

To view meeting agendas and minutes, click on the “Meetings” tab and then select the year, and then the date of the meeting you wish to view, then choose to view either the Agenda or Minutes. When selecting an agenda, it will display on the left-hand side of the screen. You can navigate through the agenda by clicking on the individual agenda items, which will open for display. The archive for minutes prior to May 2015 is available under the “Library” tab.

2018-2019 Board Members

Term Expires

Craig Simmons, Presidentsimmonsc@chatham.k12.ny.us2019
Rachel Galvin, Vice Presidentgalvinr@chatham.k12.ny.us2020
Denise Barrybarryd@chatham.k12.ny.us2021
Graham Buttonbuttong@chatham.k12.ny.us2019
Muriel Faxonfaxonm@chatham.k12.ny.us2019
Beth Hoverhoverb@chatham.k12.ny.us2021
David O’Connoro’connord@chatham.k12.ny.us2021
Patricia Wilsonwilsonp@chatham.k12.ny.us2020
Althea Brennan, Student Representative2019


The nine members of Chatham’s Board of Education are volunteers who are elected to three-year terms and receive no pay. A president and vice president are selected each year at the July organizational meeting. The Board acts as a collective body to establish the policies under which the Chatham Central School District operates. The Superintendent of Schools is responsible for administering the school program within the context of these policies. Learn more about the role of Board of Education members.

Board To Fill Vacant Seat By Appointment

Want to serve your school and community? The Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Board caused by the resignation of Winnie Hoffman Legere, who left the Board in August. The Board anticipates appointing a volunteer to serve a term starting October 23, 2018 and running through May 21, 2019, at which time the seat will be filled by the annual Board election. To qualify for consideration, a candidate must be and have been a resident of the District for at least one year, be 18 years of age or older, and be able to read and write. Please submit a letter of interest and resume no later than September 28 to Craig Simmons, President, Chatham Central School District Board of Education, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037. For questions, please call the District Clerk at 518-392-1501.

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Audio Recordings of Board Meetings

Want to know what’s happening at Board of Education meetings but can’t always make it there? CCSD  provides audio recordings of Board meetings upon request. Requests can be made to the Superintendents Office, 518-392-1501.