Central Square Central School District

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Information from the District Clerk

  • Results May 2024 Budget and BOE Vote

    BOE Candidates (in order they appear on ballot)

    Lorraine Wood
    Lorraine Wood

    My husband Kevin and I are lifelong residents and graduates of the district as are our three daughters and son-in-law. I have two grandsons that attend the Paul V. Moore High School, they are the fifth generation in our family to attend the Central Square School District.

    I grew up in Bernhards Bay and attended Cleveland Elementary before moving to Central Square. I have been very involved with our community and school district for many years. Having served on the District Advisory Council, under Superintendent Dale Hesser. Held various PTO positions at Brewerton Elementary and the middle school. Volunteer parent on the Committee for Special Education for four years.

    Have worked with the teachers and community members of our district, back in 1998-99 when a local taxpayers group tried to vote against our children’s education and programs in our district. The Citizens for Quality Education was born.

    I was VERY active with the Central Square Music Boosters, having served as Secretary and organized various fundraisers for the Boosters and chaired Home Shows for both Field Band and Winterguard activities. Made many uniform and flags for the band and winterguard.

    I have served on the Board of Education since 2000, and I have served on Policy and Audit Committees over the years. I was inducted into the Wall of Distinction in 2019.

    I retired from PRL. LLC., a Medical Management company, holding a CPC and CMBS certifications. I spend my free time volunteering in classrooms across the District. It has truly been an honor for me to serve the Central Square School District.

    David Tackman
    David Tackman

    My name is David Tackman Jr, and I am writing to introduce myself as a dedicated individual with an interest to continue to serve as a member of the Central Square School District Board of Education. As a community member of the Central Square School District and a parent of three Central Square students, one graduated and two current, I believe my professional experience and historical community involvement positions me for consideration.

    I have been a resident of Central NY my entire life, graduating from Cicero North Syracuse High School. My wife Christina and I made a decision to reside in the Central Square area 15 years ago based on the goal of providing our children with what we believe to be the best educational opportunity that aligned with our family goals. Being an involved parent for all three of my sons, Logan Mooney, Kaiden Tackman and Cooper Tackman has afforded me the opportunity to be a part of their educational experiences at AA Cole, MHE, CSMS and Paul V. Moore High School.

    My professional career in the Telecommunications industry for over 29 years has provided me the experience needed to take on the responsibilities of a board member. I have been employed by Verizon Communications for 22 years, most recently as a Principal Engineer supporting our national broadband internet products. Prior to this, I managed the team of Verizon technicians maintaining the fiber optic network for Central New York. Outside of my career, I enjoy the responsibility of being an involved parent, supporting my children academically, athletically and in their personal interests. In the Central Square community, I have been fortunate enough to volunteer as a coach for Junior Redhawk Basketball, CS Little League, North Shore Little League, North Shore Soccer, and Pop Warner Football. My wife and I have been hosts for the Fresh Air Program, I have volunteered for a number of school events and I am a New York State Hunter Education Program Lead Instructor. I pride myself in being actively involved in the community and am proud to have selected this area to raise my family.

    I am honored to serve on the Board of Education with a commitment to the efforts required to provide an exceptional learning experience for our students. I am dedicated to listening to the concerns and feedback of our community members, students, parents, educators, and staff to make informed decisions that benefit everyone involved in our educational system. Thank you for your support!

    Allison Douglas
    Allison Douglas

    I have an extensive career in State, and non-profit/grant-funded work and currently work full-time for NY State Agriculture and Markets. I received my bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy from Syracuse University. As a mother of 4 children, 2 of whom are current students of the Central Square School District, my focus would be to seek continuous improvement, be fiscally responsible, collaborate as a team, and always act with intent for the students and teachers. I have a firm belief that quality education should be accessible to every single child and is the best investment you can make as a taxpayer. I plan to use my professional leadership and collaborative skills to assist school leadership and board members with moving the district forward.

    I have vast experience in working with both State and non-profit/grant-funded organizations. Currently, I am working full-time with NY State Agriculture and Markets. I hold a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Policy from Syracuse University. As a mother of four children, with two of them currently enrolled in the Central Square School District, my primary focus would be to ensure continuous improvement, maintain fiscal responsibility, promote collaboration, and always prioritize the students' and teachers' best interests. I firmly believe that every child should have access to a quality education, which is the best investment that taxpayers can make. I plan to utilize my professional leadership and collaborative skills to assist the school leadership and board members in moving the district forward."

    Bryan Maeher
    Bryan Maether

    Bryan grew up in Brewerton and is an alumnus of Paul V. Moore High School. He currently resides in Brewerton with his wife Nicole, who is also an alumnus of Paul V. Moore High School, and their son Charlie, who currently attends Paul V. Moore High School. Bryan also maintains his law practice in Brewerton in order to continue to serve their community. He received his juris doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law and his bachelor degree in Sociology from St. John Fisher College, with a minor in Pre-Law. 

    Bryan has continued to give back to the community in supporting his alma mater and its students, with a history of volunteering in coaching youth sports in the community, and serving as a past Central New York DECA Conference Judge. Further, he maintains membership in various professional organizations and has experience as a board member on the Greater Oneida Lake Chamber of Commerce that will directly translate to a position on the school board. He prides himself in maintaining open communication, availability, follow-through, and compassionate service to all and intends to provide the same to the district in his capacity as a school board member if elected.