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Greene Central School District

Board of Education

Board of Education

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GCS has transitioned our Board of Education documents over to a new user-friendly platform called BoardDocs.  You can view meeting agendas and minutes from this new link (click on the BoardDocs logo above).  

Featured meetings are on the Home page with a star next to the date.  Prior dates are located under the Meetings tab.  

AGENDAS:  When you choose a meeting, click on View the Agenda.  From there you can click on individual agenda items or move up and down the agenda items by using the  <  and  >  buttons.  If you click on the printer icon three tabs will be at the top; you can choose a Simple Agenda, Detailed Agenda and/or the Current Agenda Item.  Alternatively, after you choose the meeting you can click on "Print the Agenda" and choose from the tabs mentioned.

MINUTES:  After you choose a particular meeting, the View Minutes icon is visible for those that have been Board approved.  NOTE:  Once minutes are in draft form (and, therefore, not Board approved yet) they are found on the Home page and/or attached to an upcoming meeting agenda.

Greene Central School District Board of Education

Our Board of Education is composed of seven volunteer members who are elected by residents of the school district to serve three-year terms. Together, they are the leadership team that defines the vision, goals and policy for the Greene Central School District.
According to the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA), a member of a board of education in New York State takes on one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to any citizen: helping to plan the education of the community’s youth. The board oversees the education of students and is responsible for school district operations, but does not directly run the district’s day-to-day operations. Greene’s board members are charged with representing the entire community, advocating for public education, and serving as the stewards of the district’s resources.
The Board of Education holds regular meetings open to the public in the High School Library located at the South Canal Street campus. Meeting dates, agendas, minutes, and related documents are available to the public via the BoardDocs link above.

Current Board Members

John Fish, President

   My name is John Fish, and I was first elected to the GCS Board of Education in 2019.  I graduated from the Union-Endicott School District in 1995 and hold an associate degree in Computer Science from SUNY Broome as well as a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from SUNY Empire. I have worked at The Raymond Corporation since 2012 where I am currently an IT Director.  My wife, Tracey, and I have resided in the Village of Greene since 2008 and our three sons are all graduates of Greene Central School. Before becoming a board member, I contributed to the youth of Greene for many years as a coach of multiple youth sports teams including little league baseball, travel basketball, and football. I look forward to continuing as an active member of the community and school district through my participation on the Board of Education.

Douglas Markham, Vice President

   My name is Doug Markham.  I am a graduate of Holland Patent Central School District and Herkimer Community College.  I moved to Greene in 1998 and was first elected to the GCS Board of Education in 2017.  Two of my children have already graduated from Greene – Ryan (Class of 2016) and Dustin (Class of 2020) — and Sarah is part of the Class of 2023. All three of them enjoyed attending Greene Central School since Pre-Kindergarten. I have been the GCS Booster Club President for several years. I am proud to have previously served the Greene community as a volunteer for the JRC and youth athletics, having served on their Board as well as coaching soccer, basketball, and baseball.  I am also proud to be your current GCS Board member.  I am always pleased to hear from the community and staff members and strive to represent our community to the best of my abilities.
Seth Barrows

   My name is Seth Barrows and I was first elected to the GCS Board of Education in 2016.  I graduated from the Greene Central School District in 1992 and hold degrees from Clarkson University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I have worked locally since 1999 at Empire Natural Gas Corporation, a company that provides natural gas and electricity supplies to nonresidential customers in upstate New York.  I live with my family in the Town of Greene and my children attended the district, graduating in 2023.

Nicholas Drew

   My name is Nick Drew, and I was first elected to the GCS Board of Education in 2017. In 1993 I graduated from Chenango Forks High School and Broome-Tioga BOCES. Greene has been my home for over 30 years. My wife and I have two children, one of whom has graduated from GCS and the other is a student in the High School. I have been a municipal highway employee since 1996, including holding the position of Highway Superintendent for the Town of Greene. I am proud to represent your voice on the school board because I believe in our school district and want to help create positive changes for our community, students, and faculty.

Natalie McMahon

  My name is Natalie McMahon, and I was elected to the GCS Board of Education in 2021.
I graduated from Greene Central School in 2000 and continued my athletic career playing field hockey and obtaining my bachelor’s degree from The State University of New York at Oneonta. My husband and I have made Greene our home with our two children, both students in the Greene School District.  I have been employed at The Raymond Corporation since 2014 in National Accounts, working with some of the organization’s largest customers. I have been involved in the community with coaching youth sports such as soccer, tee ball, basketball, and field hockey. In 2022 I started as the Co-Director of the Youth Field Hockey program.  I am honored to further support our community and our youth by serving on the Board of Education.

Brian Milk

   My name is Brian Milk, and I was first elected to the Board of Education in 2015.  I graduated from Oxford Academy and Central Schools in 1997. I have worked for the Chenango County Highway Department for 26 years, where I am a heavy equipment operator and drive a plow truck in the winter. I live in the Town of Greene with my family.  My two daughters have graduated from GCS and our son is currently in high school.  I have been a member of the JRC Board since 2012 and have previously coached youth softball and Little League.  I also coached youth football for 7 years and am currently the President of the Greene Trojans Touchdown Club.

Kenneth Pickard

   My name is Ken Pickard.  I have been a resident of Greene since 1993, and a business owner since 2014.  My children graduated from Greene, I have grandchildren in school now, and we live in the Village of Greene.  I have been on the Board of Education since July 2022 and look forward to the rest of my term.