School board budget session: Special ed, facilities, staffing on Tuesday

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by the Pelham Union Free School District. The Pelham Examiner publishes press releases in the form received as a service to the community.

The Board of Education will meet at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in Room 280 in Pelham Middle School, 28 Franklin Place, Pelham, NY 10803. It is anticipated that the Board will immediately consider a motion to enter executive session to discuss the employment history of a particular person(s). The Board is expected to reconvene in public in the Pelham Middle School Library at approximately 7:30pm for the regular business portion of the meeting. The meeting can be viewed on YouTube live.

Members of the public may attend the meeting in-person.

At the meeting, PMHS 2022 Alum Jordan Schwarz will be honored for earning a perfect score on the AP 2-D Art & Design Exam and showcase the incredible artwork. The Board will then continue its review of the 2023-24 preliminary budget, focusing on the following topics:

  • PPS & Counseling
  • Business Office
  • Facilities
  • Staffing

In addition to Dr. Champ’s Superintendent’s report, the agenda may include updates from each School Board committee, Finances and Facilities, and Human Resources. Additionally there will be an update on academic progress and the District’s efforts to meet student needs as well as updates on the three goal areas of the Strategic Plan: Cultural Competence, Authentic Learning, and the Whole Child.

The Board may also review and/or adopt the following policies: Policy #3421 – Title IX and Sex Discrimination and Policy #7350 – Corporal Punishment/Emergency Interventions. These policies will be available for review on BoardDocs as part of the meeting agenda.

The full meeting agenda will be available approximately 24 hours before the meeting on BoardDocs. To access the agenda once it has been posted, visit and click “Meetings and Coffees” under the “Board of Education” tab. Then click the button for “Agendas and Minutes” and click the link for the “March 21, 2023” meeting.