Mission & BOE

Mission Statement

The Board of Education is dedicated to educating students to develop desired moral, ethical, and cultural values, to stimulate and expand a continual learning process and to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, which will enable them to function effectively as independent individuals in a democratic society.

 The educational program will provide each child with the fundamental academic skills and basic knowledge required for his/her maximum educational development, the opportunity for each child to develop his/her interests and abilities to the fullest extent according to his/her individual potential and special services to promote the physical, mental and emotional development of each child. It is the District’s goal to foster in students good work habits, integrity, self-discipline, good sportsmanship, self-confidence and a sense of purpose.

The Vision

The Board encourages parents and teachers to offer their expertise in helping to develop a school environment that is academically challenging, psychologically satisfying and socially fulfilling for students of all levels. The objectives of an education program are best realized when mutual understanding, cooperation, and effective communications exist among the home, community and school.

The Board recognizes that while the vision is intended to be a long-range statement of the ideal future for the District, it still requires continual evaluation. Accordingly, the Board will review the vision statement annually in developing the District’s annual goals.

Adoption date: May 18, 2005

BOE Meeting Public Participation Guidelines

Members of the community are invited to speak on topics of interest and / or topics to be addressed in the agenda. The Board of Education may choose to interact with participants, but will not act upon topics that require further study before action is taken. The participation time will be limited to three (3) minutes per person and fifteen (15) minutes overall to guarantee efficient operation of the entire meeting.


Fishers Island School
Board of Education

Jamie Doucette, President
Laurie Finan, Vice President
Linda Mrowka, Member

William Bloethe, Member
Thomas Shillo, Member


Voter Requirements

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Legal resident* on or before 30 days prior to vote
  • 18 years old or older by date of vote

*Proof of residency requires one of the following:

  • Voter’s name appears on the Fishers Island Election Roll from the Suffolk County Board of Election.
  • A driver’s license with Fishers Island address.
  • A non-driver New York State identification card with a Fishers Island address. Having voted in a previous FIUFSD election does not in and of itself qualify a person in the current election.

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