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2012-2013 School Year
- Generally, the Board of Education holds its monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M. in the Board Conference Room in the Dexheimer Educationsal Services Building at the TST BOCES campus on 555 Warren Road with the following exceptions:
- July 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
- August 1, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
- April 10, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. for the regular meeting followed by the Annual Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
Board Meeting Dates:
- July 11, 2012
- August 1, 2012
- September 5, 2012
- October 3, 2012
- November 7, 2012
- December 5, 2012
- January 2, 2013
- February 6, 2013
- March 6, 2013
- April 10, 2013
- May 1, 2013
- June 5, 2013
- July 3, 2013
Board of Education Draft Minutes
Board of Education Agenda and Resolutions
Current Members 2011-2012
- Linda Padgett (Candor) Home (607) 659-7255 Linda is the current president of the T-S-T Board. She has been on T-S-T's Board since 1993. She and her husband, Buzz, live in Candor where their sons attended school. Linda has worked for The Partners which is an Insurance and Financial Services Company since 1983. She is a Senior Account Representative specializing in large commercial accounts. Linda is an avid gardner who won first prize winner in the Tioga County Garden Contest in both 1996 and 1998. She is also active in the Candor Community Chorus and her church choir. She collects antiques, designs sets and is an excellent chef.
- John Nihill (South Seneca) Home (607) 532-4986
- Linda Competillo (Groton) Home (607) 898-4640 Linda and her husband, Mike, have lived in Groton since 1981 when they relocated from Buffalo. They have two sons who are graduates of Groton High School. Her youngest son, Michael, also completed the Computer Technology course at T-S-T BOCES. Linda is an Administrative Assistant in the division of Alumni Affairs and Development at Cornell University, and has been employed there for the past 19 years. Linda enjoys singing, shopping, reading mysteries, watching old movies, scrapbooking, and domestic travel. She also designs and crafts custom-made jewelry.
- Douglas Ann Land(Trumansburg)
- Edgar W. Seymour (George Jr. Republic) Home (607) 844-9211 Ed spent over 50 years in the Aerospace Engineering business, first as an employee of General Electric, next as a co-founder of Ithaco, Inc. and then as a consultant. Ithaco designed and manufactured both satellite attitude control components and scientific instrumentation. Approximately one-third of his business dealt with exports. Business travel throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan was required. Ed lives with his wife in Freeville where their five children grew up and attended Dryden School. He represents the George Junior Republic UFSD.
- Tom Parsons(Ithaca)
- Kathy Zahler (Dryden) Home (607) 539-6525 Kathy graduated from Ithaca schools and trained in Chicago as a primary-grade teacher. She has worked in educational publishing for 30 years, developing, writing, and editing textbooks and testing materials for students from kindergarten through graduate school. Her books for adults include 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read and Test Your Cultural Literacy. Kathy served on the Dryden School Board from 2000 to 2003 and again from 2007 to 2009. She lives in rural Dryden with her husband Paul, Director of Instructional and Informational Technology at Newfield Central Schools, and their daughter Olivia, now a student at Dryden Middle School (and a first-prize winner in 2009's BOCES Creative Writing Contest).
- David Teeter (Newfield)
- Michael Koplina-Loehr(Lansing) Michael Koplinka-Loehr has been a Tompkins County resident since age 11, graduating from Ithaca High School, then Colgate University (undergraduate) and Cornell for his Masters in Regional Planning. He has directed several area non-profit organizations and held elected office for 15 years (3 on the Ithaca School Board and 12 on the Tompkins County Legislature, the last 2 years serving as Chair. He has life-long passions for continual education, human services, community building, and social justice. In 1985 he and his wife were the winning bidders on a TST BOCES student built house, raising 4 children there, and 2 years ago moved into an off-grid house in Lansing, which was designed and built by Cornell students for the Solar decathlon in 2007. Their home is open for visits, which is part of their educational mission regarding "alternative energy technologies."