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Floral Park-Bellerose UFSD Board of Education

The Floral Park-Bellerose Board of Education consists of five members, each elected by the District’s citizenry, to a three-year term of office. Board members serve without pay and, representing the children and community, are responsible for the formulation of educational and School District policies, preparation for voter approval of the District’s annual budget and adherence to State Law and State Education Department regulations. As residents and neighbors, Board members share a vested interest in providing an enriched learning experience for all District students.

Two members of the Board of Education, Mr. Vigo and Mrs. Kierez, serve on the Sewanhaka Central High School District (SCHSD) Board of Education, addressing the needs of our student population, grades 7–12.

Regular Board of Education meetings are held each month at the John Lewis Childs School. Special monthly Workshop meetings are held at One Poppy Place and afford the Board an additional opportunity to discuss and explore important areas requiring their attention. All meetings are open to the public and are listed in this calendar. Communication with the Board may be addressed to the Administration Office, One Poppy Place, Floral Park, N.Y. 11001, or by calling 434-2725.

 

Board Members

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Mrs. Laura J. Trentacoste, President
Mrs. Trentacoste was appointed to the Board of Education in 2017. She has lived in the district for 20+ years. Mrs. Trentacoste is a graduate of Floral Park-Bellerose School and Floral Park Memorial High School. Mrs Trentacoste is a writer. She and her husband reside in the community with their three children. Mrs. Trentacoste has served as Board Trustee and Vice President. Mrs. Trentacoste will be serving on the District Wellness Committee for the 2021-22 school year.

5th Year as Trustee | Term Ends: June 30, 2023

 

 

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Mrs. Beth Kierez, Vice President
Mrs. Kierez was appointed to the Board of Education in 2021. Mrs. Kierez has lived in the district for 15+ years. Mrs. Kierez is a High School Assistant Principal and an Adjunct Professor. She and her husband reside in the community with their four children. Mrs. Kierez was appointed to serve on the Sewanhaka Central High School Board of Education in 2021.

1st Year as Trustee | Term Ends: June 30, 2024

 

 

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Mr. Michael L. Culotta, Trustee
Mr. Culotta was appointed to the Board of Education in 2019. Mr. Culotta and his wife has lived in the District for 4+ years and they have two children. Mr. Culotta is an attorney and his practice has focused on large-scale infrastructure projects throughout the United States. Mr. Culotta will serve on the Strategic Planning Committee and the Policy Committee for the 2021-22 school year.

3rd year as Trustee | Term Ends: June 30, 2022

 

 

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Ms. Jaclyn M. O'Donohue, Trustee
Mrs. O'Donohue was appointed to the Board of Education in 2021. Mrs. O'Donohue has lived in the district for 34+ years and is a graduate of the John Lewis Childs School and Floral Park Memorial High School. Mrs. O'Donohue is a Registered Nurse and mother of three children. Mrs. O'Donohue will serve on the Strategic Planning Committee, the Policy Committee and the District-Wide Safety Committee for the 2021-22 school year.

1st year as Trustee | Term Ends: June 30, 2024

 

 

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Mr. Douglas J. Vigo, Trustee
Mr. Vigo was appointed to the Board of Education in 2013. Mr. Vigo has lived in the District for 36+ years. Mr. Vigo is a Financial Controller and father of three children. Mr. Vigo has served as Board Trustee, Vice President and President of the Board of Education. Mr. Vigo was appointed to serve on the Sewanhaka Central High School Board of Education in 2017.

9th Year as Trustee | Term Ends: June 30, 2022