The Board's Duties

The Board has legal responsibility for the operation of the entire district. The Board established the policies under which the school district is operated, and the Superintendent of Schools is responsible for administering the school program within the context of these policies. The Board's duties are derived from the State Constitution, the laws of New York State, and rulings of the State Commissioner of Education. The Board's four main areas of responsibility are to establish all school district policies, to develop an annual budget for public approval, to approve or disapprove the Superintendent's recommendations regarding personnel matters and the many contracts the district must enter into, and to act as a two-way communications link between residents and the Superintendent. The Board encourages parents and residents who have a concern about school matters to try first to resolve the problem at the level most directly involved, which is usually the classroom teacher or the principal. If a satisfactory solution cannot be reached at this level, contact the Superintendent of Schools.


Delaware Academy Central School District at Delhi will be a leader in academic excellence, preparing students to excel in a diverse and dynamic society.


Delaware Academy will provide a wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities that develop critical thinking and innovation. Our community of learners will foster partnerships within our region and beyond, supporting a wide range of career pathways for our students. Our students will enter society with the ability to embrace change with confidence, altruism, and adaptability.

District Goals

  • Delaware Academy will engage in data-informed practices, using multiple sources of information to ensure continuous improvement in student performance and outcomes.

  • Delaware Academy will evaluate and provide necessary resources to achieve our mission in an informed and fiscally responsible manner.

  • Delaware Academy will attract, develop, and retain high quality, student-centered faculty, staff, and administrators.

  • Delaware Academy will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with and between our district and the communities it serves.