Board of Education

Back Row: Steve Sayers (Superintendent), Rex Engle (President), Valerie Neidert (Board Member), Marc Zappa (Vice President)

Front Row: Teresa Gilles (Board Member), Ron Yacobozzi (Board Member), Amelia Gioffredo (Treasurer)

Officers & Members

Board President: Mr. Rex Engle

Board Vice-President: Mr. Marc Zappa

Board Member: Mrs. Teresa L. Gilles

Board Member: Mrs. Valerie Niedert

Board Member: Mr. Ron Yacobozzi

Areas of Responsibility

Amherst Schools Educational Foundation

Mr. Engle

Board Policies

Mr. Yacobozzi and Mrs. Neidert

Board/Booster Partnership Committee

Mr. Yacobozzi

Buildings and Grounds

Mr. Yacobozzi and Mrs. Gilles

Community Relations/Scholarships/Awards

Mrs. Gilles and Mrs. Neidert

Curriculum/Instruction/Staff Development

Mrs. Gilles and Mrs. Neidert

Extra- and Co-Curricular Activities

Mrs. Gilles and Mr. Zappa


Mr. Engle and Mr. Yacobozzi

Negotiations and Grievance

Mr. Engle and Mr. Zappa


Mrs. Neidert and Mr. Zappa


Mrs. Gilles and Mr. Zappa

JVS Representative

Mr. Rex Engle

Board Meetings

Each meeting of the Amherst Board of Education is held in public for the purpose of conducting the School District's business and is not to be considered a public community meeting. There is a time for public participation during the meeting as indicated on the agenda. (Meetings are held at Marion L. Steele in the ASEF Creative Learning Center unless otherwise noted.)

Board Meeting Dates

2019 Regular Board Meeting Dates

January 14Second Monday @ 4:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
February 11Second Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
March 18Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
April 15Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
May 20Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
June 17Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
July 15Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
August 12Second Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
September 16Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
October 14Second Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
November 18Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting
December 16Third Monday @ 5:30 p.m.Regular Meeting

Current Board Agenda

Board Meeting, Comet Conversation, and State of the School video recordings can be found on the Amherst Schools YouTube Channel!

June, July, and August Board meetings will not be recorded since Steele News Live students are not available during summer.

Board Information

Archived Minutes

Please contact the Board Office to request archived board minutes prior to 2014.

2019 Board Minutes

2018 Board Minutes

2017 Board Minutes

2016 Board Minutes

2015 Board Minutes

2014 Board Minutes