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The Board of Education usually meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The first meeting of the month is considered the Education Meeting. The second meeting of the month is considered the Business Meeting.

Board meetings are open to the public and begin at
8:00 p.m.

Occasionally, circumstances warrant a change in meeting location. Please contact the District Clerk for information regarding upcoming meetings.

Finance/Audit Committee
Facilities Committee
Legislative Committee
Teaching and Learning Committee
Policy Committee

 

 

Board of Education
The School Board is composed of seven members elected by district residents to overlapping terms of three years each. The Board of Education is both an agent of the State and representative body of the people of the district. The Board derives its authority from the State Constitution, State statutes, and the regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

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BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED MINUTES

Educational Philosophy
The Board of Education recognizes its primary responsibility is to establish those purposes, programs and procedures which will best provide for the educational opportunity and growth needed by district students. The Board of Education of the Three Village Central School District strives to increase opportunities for the personal development and self-realization of the individual student. The Board seeks to foster an increased sense of community, civic commitment, and awareness of society's needs in a world of continuing rapid change, and increasing interdependence. The Board aims to bring the student population toward a more mature appreciation for, and personal involvement in, the solution of economic, environmental, societal, and international problems with patience, tolerance, and inventiveness.

Board of Education Policies

2008-2009 Board of Education

John K. Diviney, President
Board Member Liaison Position : Ward Melville High School
Subcommittee Membership: Facilities and Finance Chairperson
John K. Diviney, a Three Village resident since 1969, is an attorney in private practice in Syosset, New York.  He is a graduate of Ward Melville High School, has a B.S. degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Co-Chair of its Labor and Employment Law Committee and an Officer of the Suffolk County Academy of Law. He has served a soccer and Little League baseball coach and is a member of the Stony Brook Civic Association as well as the Treasurer of the Greening of 25A Committee. He was elected to the Board of Education in 2001. 

David Micklos, Vice President
Board Member Liaison Position :
P.J. Gelinas Junior High School
Subcommittee Membership: Teaching/Learning and Facilities Chairperson
David A. Micklos, a Three Village resident since 1998, is Executive Director of the Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Mr. Micklos joined the Laboratory in 1982, founding its public affairs and development offices before starting the Learning Center in 1988. Earlier in his career, he was an opinion researcher in Manhattan, a science teacher in Baltimore City, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Botswana, and a ranger/naturalist with the Maryland and National Park Services. With degrees in biology and journalism, he is the author of several science textbooks and numerous articles. His methods for laboratory instruction are used by thousands of biology students and teachers around the world. Mr. Micklos was elected to the Board in 2004.


Jonathan Kornreich, Trustee
Board Member Liaison Position : Nassakeag Elementary School
Subcommittee Membership: Policy and Legislative Chairperson
Both before and after his education at SUNY Albany, Jonathan Kornreich spent several years living and traveling around the world. This exposure has had a tremendous influence on Mr. Kornreich's professional and philosophical development. A serial entrepreneur, he has owned several businesses ranging from an import company, a computer hardware firm, and a swimming pool service company. Currently, Mr. Kornreich works as a consultant to an engineering firm; a real estate investment consultant and as a property manager. Mr. Kornreich also serves as president of the Board of Trustees at the North Shore Montessori School in Stony Brook and is on the New York State School Board Association's Legislative Committee. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Stony Brook. Jonathan Kornreich was elected to the Board in 2008.


Carol Leister, Trustee
Board Member Liaison Position : Mount Elementary School, PTA Coucil
Subcommittee Membership: Policy and Teaching/Learning Chairperson

Carol Leister, a Three Village resident since 1978, is the mother of three children who are graduates of Ward Melville High School. She is a retired school administrator, having served as the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Learning in the Longwood and Eastport/South Manor School Districts. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Children’s Literature at Dowling College and C.W. Post College and an Adjunct Professor of Educational Administration at the State University at Stony Brook. Mrs. Leister earned a B.A. in History and Political Science from Brooklyn College, a M.A.L.S. from Stony Brook, a M.L.S. from the Palmer Graduate Library School at C.W. Post and a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration from C.W. Post. She is an honorary lifetime member of the P.T.A. and the vice president of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System Board of Trustees. She was elected to the board in 2008.


Frank McIntosh, Trustee

Board Member Liaison Position : Arrowhead Elementary School/Minnesauke Elementary School
Subcommittee Membership: Facilities and Finance
Frank J. McIntosh, a Three Village resident since 2001, is the President of a local plumbing and heating company, which he founded in 1991. Mr. McIntosh is a graduate of Suffolk Community College and holds an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and several Master Plumbers Licenses in Suffolk County. Mr. McIntosh is a charter member of Three Village Special Education Parents Teachers Association (SEPTA) and has been an active advocate for children with special needs over the last eight years. Mr. McIntosh is also a member of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce, has served as a soccer coach, and has dedicated numerous volunteer hours to charitable activities. Mr. McIntosh was elected to the Board of Education in 2005.


Diane Peritore, Trustee
Board Member Liaison Position : R.C. Murphy Junior High School
Subcommittee Membership: Legislative, Teaching/Learning, and Policy Chairperson
Diane Peritore, a Three Village resident since 1985, is a retired District Clerk, having served Boards of Education in three Long Island school districts. In that professional role, she served as a member of Board policy committees and as records management officer and has played an active role in hundreds of Board meetings and executive session deliberations. Mrs. Peritore is a graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, with an Associate’s Degree in Business. She and her husband have six adult children, all graduates of Ward Melville High School; and five precious grandchildren. She is a member of Setauket United Methodist Church and recently joined the Civic Association of the Setaukets and Stony Brook. Mrs. Peritore has volunteered many hours to the community, serving as a past PTA President, President of the Three Village Athletic Booster organization, and as a member of the Three Village Superintendent’s Budget Advisory Board and the Ward Melville Principal’s Advisory Council. She has also volunteered her professional expertise to assist the school district’s current and past district clerks. Mrs. Peritore was elected to the Board of Education in 2008.


Dr. Glen Whitney, Trustee Website
Board Member Liaison Position :
Setauket Elementary School. SEPTA
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ubcommittee Membership: Finance and Legislative
Glen Whitney, a Three Village resident since 1997, has two children attending public school in the district. He works for Renaissance Technologies, an investment firm in Setauket which manages a number of hedge funds. Dr. Whitney also provides information technology consulting to the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, and formerly taught mathematics at the University of Michigan. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from Harvard University, and a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Whitney volunteers as the leader of the Math Club at Mount Elementary, and plays on the Men's over-30 team of the Three Village Soccer Club.

Allison Pinard
WMHS Student Representative
Allison Pinard, a senior at Ward Melville High School, joins the Three Village Board of Education for the 2008-2009 school year as a student representative. Allison is the current President of the high school’s Student Government, on the Varsity Field Hockey (2007 Long Island Champions and New York State Semifinalists) and Lacrosse (2007 County Champions) teams, a member of the high school’s Peer Athletic Council Team (PACT), and was awarded both the Presidential Community Service Award and Academic All-American Award in 2008. Additionally, Allison has been an assistant coach for the Three Village Boys Basketball team for the past three years, serves on Ward Melville’s Principals’ Student Advisory Council, was nominated for the 2008 National Youth Leadership Forum, and is a member of a youth group.

 
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