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2024 Board of Education Vacancies

The Bainbridge-Guilford Board of Education has three vacancies for the upcoming vote.

A three-year term (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2027), presently held by Keith Hanvey
A three-year term (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2027), presently held by Gordon Daniels
A three-year term (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2027), presently held by Rebecca Sullivan

There are three candidates running for the three open seats.  Below is a short bio on each candidate.

Mia Gray:
Mia Gray is a graduate of BGCSD, returning to the district after living and working as a Speech Language Pathologist in Mexico, Arizona and Massachusetts.  She moved back home in 2018 when she found out she was pregnant with her son, Ronan Lawrence (who is now a pre-k student at Guilford), initially working at B-G to cover a long term leave of absence. She holds a NYS teacher's certificate and SLP license although she no longer practices in that capacity. 
Mia now owns her own business, where she facilitates healing on a multitude of levels and specializes in guiding clients who are discovering their authentic self. When not with family or clients, you can find her out walking her trails through the woods with her Rottweiler, Atticus. 
Mia will bring knowledge of not only general education, but also special education to the board, along with experience in the both public and public charter schools. While Mia has strong views and enjoys lively debate over philosophy and perspective, her personal viewpoints have no bearing on her potential role as a public servant, which she views as a conduit for the public she serves. She hopes to increase community involvement and bring on energy of collaborative support to the relationship between the board, staff, students, and families it serves. Her passion for learning, creative problem solving, education and listening are well suited to advocate for her community and reach solutions prioritizing the real focus, our students.

Rebecca Sullivan:
Rebecca Sullivan has been an Adjunct Faculty member at SUNY Morrisville for the past eight years, where she is a Professor of Nursing.  When not on campus, Rebecca works as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the UHS Wilson Medical Center. She has three children in the B-G District, one very excited soon to be second grader, and two juniors. She spent her childhood growing up in Bainbridge, and after years of living in Washington DC and New York, she and her husband returned “home” to raise their family. She has been part of the B-G Board of Education for the past 9 years, and is so thankful for the teachers, administration and staff, whose talents and dedication to the children of this community is remarkable.

Keith Hanvey:
My name is Keith Hanvey and I am once again running for a 3-year term on the B-G BOE.  I am now finishing my third term on the Board and my 5th year as President.  I have been a Bainbridge resident for over twenty years, both of my kids are B-G graduates and doing very well.  It is my hope to continue to serve on the Board and help ensure high levels of learning for all. Thank you for your consideration.

District Mission

We believe that all students can learn and can achieve regardless of their previous academic performance, family background, socio-economic status, race and/or gender. The mission of Bainbridge-Guilford Central Schools is to assure that all students acquire the knowledge and skills which enable young people to become productive members of society. It is our goal to educate all students to a higher level of academic performance and foster positive growth in social/emotional behaviors and attitudes.
"Ensuring High Levels of Learning for All" 

Board of Education

The B-G Board of Education typically holds meeting on the first and third Thursday of each month. The location alternates between the District Conference Room at 18 Juliand Street and the Guilford Elementary School Cafeteria at 138 School Street in Guilford. 
The business meeting usually begins at 6:00 PM with the Board going into Executive Session. The open business portion of the meeting commences at approximately 6:30 PM. Meeting dates for the current school year are listed on the right side of this page.

The Bainbridge-Guilford Board of Education is composed of 7 members elected by the registered voters of the Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District.

Currently those 7 members are:
President: Keith Hanvey
Vice President: Shelly Bartow
Board Members:
Thomas Akshar                                      [email protected]
Shelly Bartow                                         [email protected] 
Gordon Daniels                                      [email protected]
John L Gliha                                           [email protected]
Keith Hanvey                                         [email protected]
Marek Rajner                                         [email protected]
Rebecca Sullivan                                   [email protected]
Collin Dicks                                            Student Representative 

Board of Education meeting agendas and minutes are posted in the subpages. If additional information is needed, please contact:
Kelly Grigoli- Clerk
Phone: 607-967-6321

Board Goals

BOE Meeting Schedule

Board of Education Meetings
2023-2024 School Year
Executive Session: 6:00 PM
Open Session: 6:30 PM
Unless otherwise announced

Meetings are held in the
Guilford Elementary Cafeteria
and the District Conference Room 
In the Jr-Sr High School in Bainbridge.

All meetings held on Thursdays
Unless otherwise noted

7/06/23     High School          
Re-Organizational Meeting
8/03/23    Guilford
8/17/23    Guilford 
9/07/23    High School
9/21/23    High School
10/05/23  Guilford 
10/19/23  Guilford  
11/02/23  High School 
11/16/23   High School 
12/7/23  High School
1/04/24     High School          
1/18/24     High School          
Budget Presentations
2/01/24    Guilford 
Budget Presentations
2/15/24    Guilford  
Budget Presentations
3/07/24    High School          
Budget Presentations
3/21/24    High School          
Budget Presentations
4/04/24    Guilford  
Tuesday   4/16/24  Guilford               
BOCES Budget & Board Election
5/02/24    High School          
Budget Hearing Presentation 
Tuesday  5/14/24   High School          
Public Hearing - Budget
Tuesday  5/21/24  VOTE                     
Thursday 5/23/24 High School
6/13/24    Guilford  

Tuesday 7/02/24    High School          
Re-Organizational Meeting 

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