Board of Education


Worcester Central School strives to provide an environment that is positive and supportive of the needs of every child as he or she works to develop to their highest potential. The faculty and staff believe that all students can learn and achieve regardless of their previous performance, family background, socioeconomic status, race and/or gender. Further, in collaboration with parents, we have the responsibility to instill those values that society espouses; accountability, trust, respect, commitment and work ethic to name a few. Every student will leave Worcester with the ability to approach the demands with which they will be faced after graduation.

  • Everyone will work together to support our students.
  • Everyone will strive to achieve at the highest levels.
  • Everyone will contribute and be accountable for our success.

Operating Principles

  • To achieve at our best, we have to expect the best.
  • All students can learn given the right conditions to excel.
  • We must look for innovative solutions to our problems.
  • We must be fiscally responsible in all our decisions.
  • All of us must hold ourselves to the highest levels of honesty and integrity.
  • The success of our students is a shared responsibility that includes all students, parents, staff and residents.
  • We must communicate openly, honestly and in good faith with each other and all our stakeholders.

BOE Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

BOE Meeting Calendar 2022-2023 - Revised 1-25-2023.pdf

Running for the WCS School Board:

School board candidates must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, qualified voters in the school district and able to read and write. They must be residents of the district continuously for one year before the election. They cannot be employed by the board on which they will serve or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board. They may not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year and may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

New York State School Boards Association - Running for Your Local Board.pdf

Worcester Central School is an at-large District, which means that the school board candidate with the most votes gets the Board seat with the longest term and the candidate with the second highest votes will get the Board seat with the second longest term. 


Candidates will be nominated by qualified voters of the Worcester Central School District for the five (5) year term, which will expire June 30, 2028 or the two (2) year term, which will expire on June 30, 2025 for member of the Board of Education of the Worcester Central School District to fill the vacancies caused by the expiration of the term of Peter Kwiatkowski and the seat currently held by Jim Conroe. 

Qualified Voter:
A person shall be entitled to vote at any school meeting upon all matters who is:
1.   A citizen of the United States;
2.   Eighteen (18) years of age;
3.   A resident within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote and election;
4.   Not otherwise disqualified under the Election Law.

Budget Hearing and Budget Vote / Election:

The Budget Hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at Worcester Central School. The Budget Vote and Board Election will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the library at Worcester Central School.

Long Range Financial Plan

Transparency Report

Office of the New York State Comptroller Report of Examination
Worcester Central School District Fund Balance Management
July 1, 2016 – January 31, 2022

Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for Elected and Appointed Officials

2023-24 Board of Education Candidates

James (Jim) Conroe

Hello WCS Community!

My name is Jim Conroe and I am asking for your support to represent you and run for the open position on the Worcester Central School District Board of Education.

I have been a Worcester resident for many years and attended Kindergarten at WCS in 1980 at the age of 5. I went on to graduate from WCS in 1993 and my job took me to the Syracuse region for 10 years before moving back to the Worcester community in 2017. My wife, Heather, and I decided to move back “home” to be closer to family and raise our 3 children in a smaller, rural community. Our daughter, Lily, graduated from WCS in 2021 and now attends Delaware Valley University in Pennsylvania. Our twins, Abigail and Andrew are currently in 5th grade at WCS.

My extended family has been invested in this community since my parents purchased our home in East Worcester back in 1963. I am the youngest of 7 children who all attended Worcester Central School and have numerous nieces, nephews and other family members who have, or currently are, attending WCS.

I received my bachelor’s degree in agriculture business from SUNY Cobleskill in 1996 and went on to pursue a career in dairy nutrition. After college I started working for the I.L. Richer Company in one of their feed manufacturing facilities. I wore many hats here from customer service, then on to warehouse supervisor, and was then promoted to Assistant Plant Manager. After a few years of gaining knowledge and experience I started as a Dairy Consultant and moved to the Syracuse area where I worked directly with dairy farms. I provided nutritional expertise to maximize efficient production for their operations.

After 15 very successful years with this company, I decided to pursue a new opportunity with Phibro Animal Health Corporation. I started as an Account Manager in dairy, selling many feed additives and animal health products to the dairy industry in the Northeast region and into Canada. After working at Phibro for 3 years, I was promoted to Senior Regional Director of our Eastern U.S. Dairy business and now oversee six Account Managers. I am responsible for managing all aspects of our business that includes sales and spending budgets.

Since moving back to the area, I have volunteered with different youth sports teams helping to coach and teach our future athletes. I was also on the merger committee representing Worcester where I learned a great deal about our school from costs, budgets, enrollments, and many other aspects that are viable for the future success of WCS. My wife, Heather, has been an active member of the PTO (Parent, Teacher Organization) volunteering time and efforts to make sure that group is as successful as possible. In my free time I am usually attending one of my children’s sporting events, 4-H activities or helping at my friend’s dairy farm in East Worcester.

If elected, I am 100% committed to doing what is best for our children, teachers, non-teaching staff, and our Worcester community taxpayers! Thank you for your consideration and I encourage everyone to come out and vote!

Peter Kwiatkowski

Hello, my name is Peter Kwiatkowski. I have been on the Worcester School Board for the last ten years. I am seeking re-election. In the past ten years we have seen many changes in our district. The district has seen a new School Superintendent, new Principals, a failed merger attempt, and survived a global pandemic. All of which have made us better and stronger than ever before. I have been very proud and honored to serve with fellow BOE members. Together we have closed capital projects, updated our transportation needs by getting our buses on a rotating schedule for replacement. We have greatly improved district communication and support. Even with all these accomplishments, we still have a great deal of work to do. I will continue to work with fellow board members on every and all issues that challenge our district. 

My wife and I have been longtime members of the East Worcester community, where we have  raised two children who are now Alumni of Worcester School. I am currently employed as the Service Manager at Country Club Motors in Oneonta. Just as in my professional career where my passion, professionalism and dedication have served me well over the years, I will bring the same attributes to the Worcester Board of Education.  

I am asking for your support and vote this May so that we can continue to move forward and make a positive impact for both the students and members of the school district.

Justin Frost
My name is Justin Frost, and I am running for the Board of Education at Worcester Central School.  I’ve lived in Worcester since 1986.  I attended Worcester from kindergarten through graduation in 2000.  Now, both of my children attend WCS.  After high school I attended SUNY Oneonta where I obtained a bachelor’s degree.  From there I started a career at a non-profit, Springbrook.  There I had an opportunity to work in a school environment ranging from Early intervention and preschool through high school graduation for students with developmental disabilities.  Since then, I have worked in various HR positions.  I am currently working as an HRIS Manager for a company in Bloomington Il.  It would give me great pleasure to have an opportunity to serve the school and community that I’ve grown up in and now am raising my own family.  Thank you for considering me for such an important endeavor. 

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