Welcome to JPS from the Board of Education

Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education President Paul Abbott

The Jamestown Board of Education consists of seven school board members, each elected to serve, without compensation, for three-year terms. Elections are conducted annually in May. Following the annual election, the Board elects a president and vice-president to serve one-year terms.


Duties of the Board

Operating within the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, statutes, courts, and administrative agencies, the Board is charged with the responsibility of providing the finest educational program possible for the students in the district. School Board members make all final decisions regarding school district priorities, policies, personnel, textbooks, expenditures, and growth management. Members adopt a budget, which is necessary to maintain and operate the schools, levy taxes to support the budget, and submit bond issues to the citizens of the district to finance construction projects.

Contact the Board

All JPS Board of Education members may be reached through Jamestown Public Schools District Clerk, Jaunita Walter at 716-483-4420 or email BOE@jamestown.wnyric.org

To send a message via U.S. mail, write to:

Jamestown Public Schools Board of Education

197 Martin Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

Send fax messages to the Superintendent of Schools at (716) 483-4421