Mayfield BOE appointed Jon Peterson as superintendent, approved proposed spending plan for 2015-16
March 18, 2015 The Mayfield Central School District Board of Education appointed Jon Peterson as Superintendent of Schools, for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018, during their regular meeting held on Tuesday, Mar. 17.
The Board also adopted a proposed spending plan of $16.98 million for the 2015-16 school year during last night's meeting. Residents will go the polls on May 19, 2015, to vote on the plan. The proposed budget plan sustains the same scope of instructional programs and support services already in place. More details will be available in the weeks ahead.
To read the entire District-wide bulletin from the Mar. 17 meeting, click here.
Mayfield BOE items up for discussion/p>
March 11, 2015
The Mayfield Central School District Board of Education
will hold it's regular meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 17.
Items up for discussion include the following documents
1. Update on statewide budget development
2. Forecast of revenues and expenditures for 2015-16 at Mayfield CSD
3. Code of Conduct implementation so far this school year
4. Winter 2015 preparations for the annual spring State testing program at Mayfield CSD
Mayfield BOE announces Jon Peterson as new superintendent
March 6, 2015 The Mayfield Central School District Board of Education has announced its choice of Jon W. Peterson as new superintendent of schools. Peterson is currently superintendent of schools for the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District in western New York. Pending successful contract negotiations, he is expected to assume his responsibilities on July 1, 2015. Read full story here.
Highlights of School Board Action February 24, 2015
School Safety Drill
February 27, 2015 On the morning of Friday, February 27, 2015 at Mayfield Central School District’s Junior-Senior High School facility, school administrators engaged in a pre-planned multi-part safety and security exercise with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, according to Mayfield Central School District Interim Superintendent of Schools A. Paul Scott. The multi-part exercise reflects on-going focus on campus safety and security. The multi-part drill affords administrators and the school district helpful information regarding staff and student awareness and response with key safety protocols and procedures. Mayfield Central School District is committed to providing a safe and orderly school environment where students may receive and district personnel may deliver quality educational services without disruption or interference. The Interim Superintendent said the ongoing partnership with various law enforcement agencies is valued, as is the cooperation and assistance of Mayfield’s faculty and support staff with such multi-part exercises.
First 2015-16 Board budget workshop was held on Feb. 24
February 25, 2015
Mayfield School District’s Board of Education
held their first 2015-16 Budget Workshop during
Tuesday's regular meeting. An overview of the
budget process and a summary of feedback
received thus far was presented. The following
items are available for public review by
clicking the link:
Updated Budget Development Timetable
Policy 6000 Fiscal Management Goals
Policy 6112 Determining Budget Priorities
Policy 6114 Board Requests for Data and Reports
Report on Average Class Sizes at Mayfield CSD
Report on Governor’s Proposed State Budget Plan
Report on School Bus Fleet
Interim Superintendent’s Forecast of GEA Legislative Relief
Report on Faculty-Staff Team Recommendations for Additional Expenditures
Proposed Budget Parameters for Continued Development of an Expenditures Plan
Report on 2015 Tax Levy Cap Formula and Figures for Mayfield CSD
The next 2015-16 Budget Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 17. More budget related information can be found on the MCS Budget webpage.
Assemblyman Butler visited MCS
February 25, 2015 - Mayfield School District’s Assemblyman Marc Butler (118th Assembly District) made a brief budget-related visit to the school district on Thursday, Feb. 12. He is slated for a return visit in the spring as well. His visit focused on discussions regarding the Gap Elimination Adjustment [GEA] and forecasted legislative action regarding state aid to Mayfield CSD for 2015-2016. View a pdf of the district bulletin regarding his time at MCS.
Update on Superintendent Search: Board narrows candidate pool down to four applicants
February 25, 2015 The MCS School Board identified four applicants following the first round of interviews. Second-round semi-finalists interviews will be completed by early March. To find out more about the candidates, click here.
Interim Superintendent's Update - January 20
January 21, 2015 - Paul Scott, MCS Interim Superintendent, released his Jan. 20 update to the Board of Education. Included in the report are his expectations for the Governor to pursue an aggressive legislative package and what that may mean for Mayfield. Also included in this report is an update on APPR. View the entire report here.
Mayfield CSD State of the District public report is available
January 20, 2015 - A preview edition of the upcoming Mayfield CSD State of the District public report from the Interim Superintendent of Schools forecasts what is ahead for Mayfield CSD. Also, the preview edition identifies the status of various instructional components and organizational components of Mayfield CSD for year 2015. Lastly, the report suggests a set of public service areas of focus next school year, to advance the district’s mission. A PDF copy of the preview edition is available HERE. The public report will be discussed by the Board of Education at the January 20 regular monthly meeting.
January 5, 2015
A consortium of 14 school districts, including
Mayfield, led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery
BOCES has won $393,966 to review and improve
student assessment practices.
The "Teaching is the Core" grant from the New York State Education Department will fund activities from Sept. 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. The grant was one of 31 awarded statewide.
Public Reporting Calendar Available
December 18, 2014 This school year’s public reporting calendar calls for twenty-eight public reports distributed across each month of the 2014-2015 academic year. Eleven of the twenty-eight reports have been examined by the school board. Most of those reports are available via this website. A PDF copy of the public reporting calendar is available. View here
Technology Public Report
December 18, 2014 Current status and emerging needs/priorities of the school district's information technology network are outlined in the December 2014 public report on the Mayfield CSD information technology network's priorities and resources for year 2015. A PDF copy of that public report is available. View here
Highlights of School Board Action November 2014
November 21, 2014 The school board adopted two policies at the November 18, 2014 regular monthly meeting: Policy 1522 Commercialism on District Campuses and Policy 8505 Student Meal Charge Policy. (See Policies). A district-wide bulletin outlining other highlights of school board action on November 18, 2014 is available here. The November 18, 2014 monthly update from Interim Superintendent of Schools a. Paul Scott is available here.
Congratulations to the 2014 Varsity Boys Soccer Team
November 17, 2014
The 2014 varsity boys soccer team clinched the Western Athletic Conference North title, the program's first since 2003. After a slow start, winning only once in their first four games, the boys finished the regular season with a twelve game unbeaten run that included 11 wins and a tie. Their final record in the regular season was 12 wins, 3 losses and a tie. Read more
Oct. 29, 2014 Mayfield Interim Superintendent A. Paul Scott released a District-wide Bulletin Oct. 22, focused action taken during the regular Board of Education meeting, held on Oct. 21. View the bulletin here (pdf). A resolution (pdf) was passed regarding the State's Gap Elimination Adjustment.
Updated Board policies include:
Mayfield’s Code of Conduct – Reviewed Annually
October 15, 2014 New York State expects each public school district’s Board of Education to adopt and enforce a code of conduct for maintenance of order on school property and at school functions. The code of conduct governs the conduct of students, employees and visitors. Each Board of Education is to review the code annually and update the code if and as necessary. Mayfield CSD’s Code of Conduct was adopted by the Board of Education August 19, 2014. School districts are expected to make the Code of Conduct a public document. A PDF copy of the Code of Conduct is available here.
Shop at Price Chopper and earn points for free equipment
October 15, 2014With Tools for Schools, you earn points on behalf of Mayfield Elementary School every time you shop using your AdvantEdge Card. The points are redeemed by the school for FREE equipment such as school supplies, musical instruments, and playground equipment.
Here's how it works:
1. Register your AdvantEdge Card and designate a school at the Guest Services desk at your local Price Chopper, at school, or using our online form. You'll be required to sign up each year. Mayfield School's code is 15812.
2. The program begins on Sunday, July 27, 2014 and runs until Saturday, March 28, 2015.
3. All purchases using your AdvantEdge Card will be automatically credited to Mayfield Elementary School.
4. Every dollar* spent at Price Chopper earns you one point. Purchase Price Chopper or Central Market Classics brands and receive double points.
New Parent Resource Center, "Panthers' Closet", is now open
October 6, 2014 Mayfield Elementary School is pleased to announce the opening of a new Parent Resource Center, "Panthers' Closet." Located just inside the front door of the Mayfield Elementary School, across the hall from the main office, Pathers' Closet offers free informational materials on parenting, education, health, community resources and many other topics. Clothing, toiletries and school supplies are also available for families in need. Panthers' Closet is open to Mayfield families from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each school day. As always, please sign in at the main office upon arrival at school. For more information, contact School Psychologist, Lauren Lozier, or Robin Lair, School Counselor.
Information Technology Network and Student Email Accounts
September 17, 2014 District policy 4526 sets forth specifics regarding access to the school district’s information technology network and acceptable use of the Internet. The school district reserves the right to access, review and monitor use of the network as well as the data that is stored or transmitted. Use of the email system for personal business is not authorized. There was some limited piloting of district-created individual student email accounts last school year. Also, the school district is aware that more and more students arrive at school already having their own personal or family email account. The Interim Superintendent of Schools is gathering facts and background information on this matter of individual student email accounts. Meanwhile, any further piloting of district-created individual student emails is ‘on hold’ at least for the start of this school year, until a suitable protocol or policy is put into place by the school board.
Thur-Fri, Mar 26-27
Drama Production of Peter Pan; 7 p.m., auditorium
Sat, Mar 28
Drama Production of Peter Pan; 2 and 7 p.m., auditorium
Wed, Apr 15
Suicide Prevention Task Force Meeting; 2:20 p.m.; upper library
Sat, Apr 18
Band Booster Club Pancake Breakfast and Car Wash; 7 - 10 a.m., HS cafeteria and bus garage
Tues, April 21
Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., upper library
Wed, April 22
Report cards posted to portal
Fri, May 1
Key Club Bloodmobile; 8 am - 4:30 p.m. auditorium
Tues, May 5
PTA Chicken BBQ; 4 - 6 p.m.; Elem cafeteria
Tues, May 12
Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., upper library
Tues, May 19
Annual Meeting/Budget Vote; 12 Noon - 8 p.m., HS gym lobby
Thur, May 21
5 week progress reports posted to portal
Fri, July 3
Final report cards posted to portal