About Our Board
BOE & District GoalsWe acknowledge that there are certain basic principles that shall guide the Board of Education in its actions and activities on behalf of our students and our community. The mission of the Farmingdale School District is to educate our students to become independent thinkers and problem solvers. It is our goal to empower each student to meet the challenges of tomorrow's emerging world. The District will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which individual and civic responsibility is fostered, diversity is respected, and all students are enabled to realize their full potential.
Communication with the Board
All communications to the Board of Education are to be in the hands of the District Clerk twenty-four hours before a meeting in order to be considered at the meeting. Correspondence may be addressed to Board of Education, Farmingdale Union Free School District, 50 Van Cott Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735.You can contact the Farmingdale Board of Education via email at email@example.com
An appeal may be made at any time to the Board concerning the policies, administrative code and regulations of the school district. Citizens, however, should take up school matters first with the teacher, then the building principal, next the Superintendent's office and finally the Board of Education.
A board newsletter and the local newspapers will be used to keep parents and taxpayers informed on school matters.
Voting on the school budget takes place in May. A number of public budget workshops are scheduled throughout the spring prior to adoption of the budget for presentation to the voters.Absentee Ballot Application
Details of the budget for the operation of schools are available for review three weeks before voting at the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Business, Howitt School, Farmingdale. A simplified budget is published in the district's newsletter and sent to all homes prior to the vote.
The Board of Education of the Farmingdale Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or disability in the educational programs and activities that it operates, or the employment therein.
Arrangements have been made to notify the general public whenever schools are to be closed, or if there is to be a delayed opening because of weather conditions. Announcements will be broadcast intermittently over the following stations:
News 12 Cable
WALK 97.5 FM
WABC 770 AM
WBAB 102.3 FM
WBLI 106.1 FM
WCBS 880 AM
WINS 1010 AM
WHLI 1100 AM
WNYG 1140 AM
WOR 710 AM
Whenever you are in doubt about the schools being opened, you are urged to listen to one of these stations for bulletins to avoid the congestion that results when many people try to telephone the school.
The Compulsory Education Law requires all minors to attend school on a prompt and regular basis. The Law permits legal absence from school for the following reasons only: sickness, sickness or death in family, religious observance, and required presence in court.Request for Public Access to RecordsRequests for public access to records under the Freedom of Information Legislation (FOIL) may be submitted electronically to the District Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subsequent communication using this method will be via email.
Alternately, a Request for Public Access to Records form may be mailed or faxed to the contact information below.:
Records Access Officer
50 Van Cott Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone - 516 434-5170
Fax - 516 752-6680
Board of Ed Meeting Notices
Board Meeting Schedule
April 17, 2018
May 2, 2018
May 15, 2018
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM BUDGET VOTE & ELECTION - Howitt East Gym