To contact ALL Board of Education members with one email use:

Mrs. Dana Szalay-Delaney Board Member     Term Ends: 2023
13513 Taylor Hollow Road, Collins, NY 14034
Phone: (716) 341-0047
Ms. Lynn Guzzetta                                Board Member Term Ends: 2022
Phone: (716) 864-4398
Mr. Mark D. Nephew Board Member Term Ends: 2023
28 Aldrich Street, Gowanda, NY 14070
Phone: (716) 532-5779
Mr. James Hotnich Board Member       Term Ends: 2023
2274 Main Street, Collins, NY 14034
Phone: (716) 863-5921
Mr. Max Graham                                Board Member      Term Ends: 2021
Phone: (716)860-0373
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Ms. Kathy Ferneza Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk
(716) 532-3325 Ext. 6300


Schedule for Board of Education meetings can be found by clicking the above icon.

Meeting Dates
The Board of Education’s regularly scheduled meetings are generally held on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  The first meeting of the month will be a regular business meeting beginning at 6:30 PM. The second meeting of the month will begin at 6:30 PM with necessary business followed by a workshop where the Board members and administrators discuss topics of interest at length.  All meetings are held in the Middle School Library located on Panther Drive in Gowanda. Additional meeting dates can be found on the District Calendar.

Meeting Dates

July 1 : July 22
August 5 : August 19
September 2 : September 16
October 7 : October 21
November 4 : November 18
December 2 : December 16
January 6 : January 20
February 3 : February 17
March 3 : March 17
April 7 : April 21
May 5 : May 19
June 2 : June 16

PUBLIC Board Docs

Click the above icon for Board of Education documents, policies, agendas, and minutes.


To View Specific Meeting Agendas and Minutes:

  • Open Board Docs
  • Go to Meetings
  • Use the left drop down to select the year.
  • Choose the date
  • Icons will appear to View the Agenda, Print the Agenda, and/or View the Minutes

To Search Board Docs:

  • Go to Meetings (in the upper right hand corner)
  • Search Meetings using key words above the featured section.

Live Meeting

Upcoming Meeting

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of Gowanda Central School District is to be held Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. remotely via Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.

Meeting Recordings

The Gowanda Central School District values transparency and public participation at Board of Education meetings. All regular Board of Education meetings are able to be viewed at the time of the meeting (live streamed) and are recorded and then made available online shortly after the meeting. In this way, anyone can access the discussions and deliberations that took place even if they were unable to attend the meeting.

For previously recorded meetings click Video Archive and simply select the meeting you wish to watch by clicking on the video

 Video Archive

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Gowanda Board of Education Ambassador Program 

Representatives :

High School: Lynn Guzzetta and Dana Szalay-Delaney

Middle School:  

Elementary School: Mark D. Nephew and Jim Hotnich


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