Morristown Central School Board of Education


All Board of Education meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend.  The Board of Education values your input.  You can see and hear what is happening in YOUR school and voice your thoughts and opinions.  A list of meeting dates and times can be found here.

Goals of the Board of Education

The following goals were approved by the Board of Education at the September 16, 2015 Board meeting. 
  • Encourage an instructional environment that focuses on educational, emotional, and social needs of students in order to promote:
    • mastery level achievement of the New York standards.
    • an environment within the school community that inspires the acquisition of knowledge from pre-K to grade 12 and encourages higher education and/or formal training after graduation.
  • Further advance the school community by: 
    • recruiting and hiring quality educational leaders, faculty, and staff who best match the needs of the Morristown Central School District.
    • collaborating with District Administration, faculty, and staff to ensure financial stability for the future.
    • encouraging and supporting the various training opportunities for school personnel to better serve the students and families of MCS.
    • increasing the appropriate use of technology both in and out of school.
  • Continue to improve communication and connections among students, parents, faculty, staff, and the community at large.

Morristown Board of Education Members for the 2018-19 School Year​
Dr. Lawrence Kring III - President
Term Expires: 6/30/2019; Committees: Audit & Finance, Communications, Negotiations

Mr. Darrell Merkel - Vice-President
Term Expires: 6/30/2019; 
Committees: Academic Achievement, Negotiations, Alternate to Board of Directors SLCC

Mr. Mark Blanchard
Term Expires: 6/30/2020; 
Committees: Academic Achievement, Extracurricular

Mr. Jeffrey LaJoy
Term Expires: 6/30/21; 
Committees: Buildings & Grounds & Safety, Extracurricular

Ms. Lisa Newby
Term Expires: 6/30/2019; 
Committees: Buildings & Grounds & Safety, Communications, Negotiations

Mrs. Tammy Ritchie
Term Expires: 6/30/2021; 
Committees: Audit & Finance, Academic Achievement, Communications

Mr. David Young
Term Expires: 6/30/2021; 
Committees: Audit & Finance, Buildings & Grounds & Safety, Extracurricular

Contact: Suzanne Holdridge, District Clerk