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

Mrs. Dana Szalay-DelaneyPresidentTerm Ends: 2023
13513 Taylor Hollow Road, Collins, NY 14034
Phone: (716) 341-0047
Mr. Max Graham                               Vice President  Term Ends: 2024
Phone: (716) 860-0373
Mrs. Dollene Christopher Board Member       Term Ends: 2024

13719 Route 62,

Collins, NY 14034
Phone: (716) 345-6946
Mrs. Shauna McMahonBoard Member       Term Ends: 2022
11 Park Street, Gowanda, NY 14070


Phone: (585) 355-6928

Mr. Mark D. NephewBoard MemberTerm Ends: 2023
28 Aldrich Street, Gowanda, NY 14070
(716) 532-5779
Mr. John Y. Waterman, Jr.Board MemberTerm Ends: 2022
12134 Burning Springs Road, Perrysburg, NY 14129
(716) 870-8793
Ms. Barbara WestonBoard MemberTerm Ends: 2022

12996 Versailles Plank Road,

Lawtons, NY 14091
(716) 983-2369
Ms. Kathy FernezaSecretary 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.

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

July 7, 2021
July 21, 2021 – Retreat
August 4, 2021
August 18, 2021
September 1, 2021
September 15, 2021
October 6, 2021
October 20, 2021
November 3, 2021
November 17, 2021
December 1, 2021
December 15, 2021
January 5, 2022
January 19, 2022
February 2, 2022
February 16, 2022
March 2, 2022
March 16, 2022
April 6, 2022
April 20, 2022
May 4, 2022
May 18, 2022
June 1, 2022
June 15, 2022

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, October 20, 2021 at approximately 6:30pm in the Middle School Library 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 video1915

 Video Archive

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Gowanda Board of Education Ambassador Program 

Representatives :

High School: Dollene Christopher & Dana Szalay-Delaney

Middle School: Max Graham & Mark D. Nephew

Elementary School: Jim Hotnich & Shauna McMahon


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