Welcome From the Jamestown Board of Education

  • The Jamestown Board of Education consists of seven school board members, each elected to serve, without compensation, for three-year terms. Elections are conducted annually in May. Following the annual election, the Board elects a president and vice-president to serve one-year terms.

    Jamestown 2018-19 Board of Education

    Paul Abbott - President
    Patrick Slagle - Vice President
    Dan Johnson
    Nina Karbacka
    Shelly Leathers
    Joseph Pawelski
    Christine Schnars

    Student Board of Education Representatives: 
    Natalie Carlson and Ellen Cross

    Duties of the Board

    Operating within the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, statutes, courts, and administrative agencies, the Board is charged with the responsibility of providing the finest educational program possible for the students in the district. School Board members make all final decisions regarding school district priorities, policies, personnel, textbooks, expenditures, and growth management. Members adopt a budget, which is necessary to maintain and operate the schools, levy taxes to support the budget, and submit bond issues to the citizens of the district to finance construction projects.

    Contact the Board

    All JPS Board of Education members may be reached through Jamestown Public Schools District Clerk, Jaunita Walter at 716-483-4420 or email BOE@jpsny.org

    To send a message via U.S. mail, write to:
    Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education
    197 Martin Road
    Jamestown, NY 14701

JPS 2018-19 Board of Education

Jamestown Board of Education