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Board of Education

Calendar

Staff Contacts

Name

Title

Phone

Jennifer Gonzalez  

Executive Secretary

(203) 977-5318

Board Members

Name

Title

Address

Mr. Andy George

Labor Chair

Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Mrs. Jennienne Burke

TLC Chair

Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Mr. Daniel Dauplaise

Secretary

Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Mr. Nicola Tarzia

Vice President

Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Mr. Joshua Esses

  Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Mr. Fritz G. Chery

Asst. Secretary Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Dr. Rebecca Hamman

Policy Chair Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Mrs. Jackie Heftman

President Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901
Mr. Benjamin Lee Operations Chair Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Caroline Simmons (Non-Voting)

Mayor

Stamford Government Center
888 Washington Blvd., 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901

Contact Info

Phone: (203) 977-4105
Fax:      (203) 977-4314

Address:   Government Center
                   888 Washington Blvd, 5th Fl.
                   Stamford, CT 06901
                   United States

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The Stamford Public Schools (SPS) is governed by a group of nine elected officials, referred to as the Board of Education (BOE). Each BOE member is elected to serve three consecutive years and is eligible for an unlimited number of terms. The BOE is responsible for ensuring high-quality education for SPS students and overseeing operations of the schools. 

 The duties of the BOE include:

  • Appoint and evaluate the superintendent of schools.
  • Establish and monitor school policies for effectiveness.
  • Prepare and adopt, with the aid of the superintendent, an annual budget for submission to Stamford's fiscal boards.
  • Interpret the needs of the Stamford community with regard to SPS, and keep the community informed of the goals, values, conditions, and requirements of the SPS.
 
Board meetings  

Regular monthly board meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of each month and start at 7:00 p.m. The BOE also has five working committees, each chaired by a BOE member. Committee meetings are generally held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

All BOE regular, special and committee meetings are open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BOE meetings will be held remotely until further notice. Links to access meetings are included on the meeting agenda. The public can sign up in advance for a three-minute opportunity, but time may be short-ended depending on the number of speakers that sign up, at the regular monthly meetings only. The public cannot address the BOE at a special meeting or any committee meetings.  All community members who wish to address the BOE must email the Board Secretary 1 hour prior to the start of the Regular Meeting. If members of the public require the services of an interpreter in order to address the BOE, they must request those services 1 week in advance of the scheduled meeting. Any inquiry that the BOE and/or superintendent deems appropriate will be answered at a later date by the superintendent or a designee. Community members should know that the BOE will not respond to questions or comments during the regular board meeting. To contact all board members use: BOE e-mail.

Meeting agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance with the Town Clerk and on the district website. Each Friday, public documents related to an upcoming regular or committee meeting can be found at: BOE Public Package.