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Council Meetings 2023-2024

September 26, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 13, 2024 Agenda Minutes
March 11, 2024 Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2024 Agenda Minutes

Council Meetings 2022-2023

October 4, 2022 Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2022 Agenda Minutes
February 9, 2023 Agenda Minutes
April 27, 2023 Agenda Minutes

End of Year Survey

End of Year Survey Results

Council Meetings 2021-2022

October 6, 2021 Agenda Minutes
December 7, 2021 Agenda 


February 10, 2022 Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2022 Agenda Minutes

End of Year Survey

Council Meetings 2020-2021

October 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 19, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 23, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes



End of year survey

End of Year Survey Results

Council Meetings 2019-2020

September 25, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
February 26, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 12 2020 Agenda Minutes


End of Year Survey

Council Meetings 2018-2019

October 22 2018 Agenda Minutes
December 7 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 1 2019 Agenda Minutes
May 7 2019 Agenda Minutes

Council Meetings 2017-2018

October 6 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 8 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 13 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 18 2018 Agenda Minutes


Council Meetings 2016-2017

October 10, 2016 Agenda Minutes
December 7, 2016 Agenda Minutes
March 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2017 Agenda Minutes

About the Council

About the Council

The Cayuga-Onodaga BOCES School Library System (SLS)  has a school library system council, which meets at least four times a year.

This council is composed of at least nine members, and shall include representatives of the members in the school library system and other representatives of providers and users of library services in the school library system. The plan of service shall specify the method of appointment of the school library system council.

The school library system council members shall serve three-year terms, and shall be appointed in a manner as to provide that, as nearly as possible, one-third of the members of the council shall be appointed each year. A vacancy on the school library system council shall be filled by the governing board for the duration of the term of the individual whose seat on the council is to be filled. Members shall serve without compensation.


For more information, see: Overview of Council and Communication Coordinator Responsibilities.

Council Members

Auburn Enlarged City School District

Beth Cuddy 

Cato-Meridian Central School District

Sue Cutri 

Jordan-Elbridge Central School District

Jennifer Martin 

Moravia Central School District

Jenifer Westover- President

Port Byron Central School District

Molly Griffin

Skaneateles Central School District

Beth Zysk

Southern Cayuga Central School District


Union Springs Central School District

Stephanie Berry

Weedsport Central School District

Aja Hahn

Cayuga Community College

Sara Davenport

South Central Regional Library Council

Claire Lovell

Seymour Public Library

Madison Leidel


Brieanna Moreno

Cayuga Onondaga BOCES SLS Coordinator

Penny Sweeney

Council By-Laws

Council ByLaws


This organization shall be called the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES School Library System Council, hereafter referred to as the Council. The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES School Library System is hereafter referred to as the System.


The Council shall be the policy recommending body of the System in compliance with Commissioner's Regulations 90.18.


Section1. The Council shall advise the Director in the development of the Plan of Service and its implementation.

Section 2. The Council shall advise in the preparation of the System budget and approve an annual budget, based on the State allocation for the System.

Section 3. The Council shall approve recommendations made by Committees.

Section 4. The Council shall assist and advise BOCES in the process of employing a Director.


Section 1. Council membership shall consist of no more than fifteen (15) members

Section 2. The Council shall include the following permanent seats:

  • One library media specialist from each component school district: Auburn, Cato-Meridian, Jordan Elbridge, Moravia, Port Byron, Skaneateles, Southern Cayuga, Union Springs and Weedsport (9).
  • One representative from the public library system, or from a member library (1).
  • One representative from the reference and research library system, or from a member library (1).
  • Additional members of the Council may be chosen as follows: One district-wide library coordinator or administrator (1);
  • One building-level administrator, i.e., principal or assistant principal (1);
  • One district-wide administrator, i.e., superintendent or director of curriculum and instruction (1);
  • One community member (1).

Section 3. Ex-Officio Membership. The Council shall include the School Library System Director as an ex-officio member. The BOCES District Superintendent and the BOCES Instructional Support Services Director may also serve as ex-officio members.

Section 4. ‚ÄčTerm of Council Office -Members will serve three-year terms that will run from July 1 to June 30. Reappointments are permitted.

Section 5. Method of Appointment – Council members will be appointed by individual school Superintendents.
Attendance -- Council members are expected to attend all meetings.

Section 6. Vacancies - Should a Council member be unable to serve, the BOCES Board of Education will appoint a replacement as per Commissioner's Regulations 90.18 (b)(2)(i).


Section 1. The Council shall meet at least four (4) times each year. The dates will be set at the last meeting of the year.

Section 2. Each Council member shall have one vote and must be present at a meeting to have this vote counted.

Section 3. A simple majority of Council membership shall constitute a quorum.


Section 1. The Council will elect a Chairperson and a Vice-Chairperson by vote at the last scheduled meeting of the school year to serve a two-year term. 

Section 2. A member shall be eligible to serve more than one (1) consecutive term in the same office.

Section 3. The duties of the Chairperson shall be: Convene and preside at Council meetings; Prepare the agenda with the Director; Monitor membership attendance; Solicit volunteers for committees.

The Vice-Chairperson shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chairperson.



Section 1. Committees may be established for specialized responsibilities.

Section 2. Committees shall report regularly to the Council.

Section 3. Committee members may be from the Council, the liaison group, or member libraries.

Section 4.  The Council shall assist and advise BOCES in the process of employing a Director.


Section 1. All proposals for amending the Bylaws must be submitted to the Council for its consideration.

Section 2. At the next regular meeting of the Council, the proposed amendment shall be voted upon.

Section 3. Upon acceptance, the proposed amendment shall become part of the Bylaws.


These Bylaws are not intended to interfere or supersede any State Education Department Regulations, Commissioner's Regulations, BOCES Board of Education Policy, or Local Education Agency Policy.

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