Pioneer Central Schools


Pioneer Central Schools
Board of Education
"The Power to Pursue Excellence"

From left: Tanya Nickerson, Linda Rule, Mary Lou Merlau, Angela Wiseman, Edward McCarthy, Denise Urbino, Tom Lewis (vice president), Melissa Nocera-Collins (president), Darla Schwab, Anna Brouse (student representative)

The decisions made by the Pioneer School Board affect virtually every important aspect of our local schools, from district boundaries to bus schedules, curriculum to clubs, funding to field trips.

Our school board:


pin Hires the superintendent, the “chief education officer" responsible for managing district staff and operations,

pin Sets the District priorities

pin Adopts the budget that determine how millions in federal, state and local tax dollars are spent

pin Sets goals for student achievement and evaluates progress toward these goals

pin Determines how school boundaries are drawn and whether schools are constructed or closed,

pin Sets the policies that determine which courses and programs are offered and what texts, tools and technology are purchased,

pin As the community's elected representatives and fiscal stewards, ensures the district education program is in compliance with New York State laws and regulations

Last Modified on August 5, 2016