The Health & Education Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Please check the calendar page each month for the location of the meeting and tentative agenda.
The committee deals with a wide range of issues relating to health, education, youth, disability, and senior affairs. The committee monitors the provision of specialized services to senior citizens, children, the physically challenged, and the mentally ill and other disadvantaged groups. The committee also works with the hospitals in our district and monitors the programs they provide, as well the district’s substance abuse clinics, ambulatory care clinics, and similar such providers. It consults with the Chair of the Board on appointments to the Bellevue and Beth Israel Community Advisory Boards. It reviews any application that comes before the Board from entities making application to the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). The committee works with the Department of Education on issues ranging from early childhood education to school safety and school nutrition to the status of teacher contracts. It also monitors and reviews services provided outside the schools, such as summer youth employment programs, Out-of-School-Time (OST) initiatives and workforce preparation sponsored by the Department of Youth and Community Development. The committee also monitors CUNY and other higher education providers. This committee meets the 4th Tuesday of every month.
Elvy Barroso, Chair
Carin van der Donk, Vice Chair
Claude L. Winfield
2017 Older Adults Survey