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Board of Education


BOE Members


Melinda Quanbeck - President
Address: 1243 Moody Rd, Port Byron, NY 13140
Telephone number: 315-406-6854
Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Dr. Paul Ryan - Vice President
7376 Robinson Rd., Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone number: 315-253-4275
Term: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

Christopher Recckio 
Address: 8982 Conquest Road, Port Byron, NY 13140
Telephone numer: 315-776-8517
Term: 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019

Roger Sevilla 
Address: 2236 Sine Rd., Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone numer: 315-258-9480
Term: 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019

Peter V. Svitavsky
9089 Oakland Rd., Port Byron, NY 13140
Telephone number - (315) 254-6005
Term: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

Joseph A. Verdi
Address: 526 Rte. 31, Port Byron, NY 13140
Telephone number: 315-776-8891
Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Benjamin P. Vitale 
Address: 7297 No. Division St. Rd., Auburn, NY 13021
Telephone number: 315-294-8057
Term: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020

Janet Tamilio - District Clerk
Telephone number: 315-776-5728 x 1305





As of February 2, 2012, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that requires state and local governments to post materials online before a meeting, or provide copies before or at the meeting when possible. The new law applies to records scheduled to be discussed during an open meeting, including proposed resolutions, laws, rules, policies and amendments.

For more recent meeting minutes not appearing here, please check our BoardDocs page.




The Board of Education welcomes your comments, concerns, and questions. The agenda provides an opportunity for residents to address the Board on any topic during the public comment portion of the meeting. An individual board member has no more authority than any other qualified voter of the district. It is only when acting as a body, that the Board has authority. Effective responsible consideration of an issue by the Board is best accomplished when it is scheduled in advance as an item on the meeting agenda. 

Therefore, while comments and questions are welcomed, the Board will generally not respond to items introduced during the public comment period. Rather, these non-agenda items will be referred to the President and Superintendent for consideration as an agenda item at a future meeting. Additionally, these items may be referred to administrators or staff members who may be able to assist and report back to the Board at a later meeting.

Meetings are held in public, but they are not public meetings in the same sense as traditional town meetings. Therefore, members of the public generally do not participate in the business of the Board after the public comment period. Those who have comments they would like to make after the public comment period are always invited to call or write Board members or to comment during the public comment period at the next Board meeting.



A schedule of Board of Education meetings is below. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Lehn Library. When there is a change of date or location of a Board meeting, press releases will be sent to the news media and posted on the district’s website. Special meetings may be held by the board as often as necessary to conduct school district business. When possible, such meetings are announced at least 24 hours in advance and the meetings are open to the public.

2018-19 Port Byron Central School District Board of Education Meetings
7 p.m., Lehn Library

  • July 2, 2018
  • August 27, 2018
  • September 17, 2018
  • October 15, 2018
  • October 25, 2018 (Special Meeting, 8:30 a.m. at the District Office)
  • November 5, 2018
  • November 20, 2018 (Special Meeting, 8 a.m. in the Lehn Office Conference Room)
  • December 17, 2018
  • January 7, 2019
  • January 28, 2019 (Special Meeting, 5 p.m. at the District Office)
  • February 11, 2019
  • March 11, 2019
  • March 25, 2019 (Special Meeting, 5 p.m. at the District Office)
  • April 8, 2019
  • May 6, 2019
  • May 20, 2019 (Special Meeting, 5 p.m. at the District Office)
  • June 17, 2019



Executive sessions (meetings from which the public is excluded) are permissible for such specific purposes as: proposed, pending or current litigation; collective negotiations; medical, financial, or employment matters concerning a particular person; the proposed acquisition, sale, or lease of real property; sale of securities; preparation, grading, or administration of exams; and matters which might imperil public safety. 
Residents may address the Board during public session. Comments are asked to be concise and limited in time.



Persons wishing to seek election to the Board of Education must obtain petitions from the District and file them no later than 5 p.m. thirty (30) days prior to the date of the election. Petitions must contain at least 24 signatures or 2% of the number of persons voting in the last election. The Board of Education consists of seven (7) members. Terms of office are three (3) years.

More Information:

Superintendent: Neil O'Brien
Phone: 315.776.5728
Fax: 315.776.4050
Address: 30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, New York 13140