District Superintendent

 OHM BOCES District Superintendent - Mr. Howard Mettelman
Mr. Howard D. Mettelman
District Superintendent

Box 70, Middle Settlement Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
FAX 315.793.8541

The District Superintendent serves as field representative of the Commissioner of Education and as the Executive Officer of BOCES. As the commissioner's representative, the District Superintendent acts as a consultant for individual districts and as a liaison between districts and the State Education Department. Services provided which are related to this role include:
Selection of Superintendents
The district superintendent assists component boards of education in recruiting, screening and evaluating candidates for the position of Superintendent of Schools.
The district superintendent facilitates communication between districts and the State Education Department. This activity includes the interpretation and clarification of statewide initiatives, Commissioner's Regulations and Regents' rules.
The district superintendent stands ready to consult with local boards of education on a variety of educational issues:
  • Board-administration relationships
  • School boundaries
  • Facilitation of non-BOCES and BOCES shared services
  • School improvement activities
  • School management and planning
  • Joint bidding and purchasing
  • School reorganization
  • Joint recruiting efforts
  • Special consultant appointments
  • Specialized staff development on an as-needed basis
  • State aid Transportation sharing/aid
Dr. Gary W. Porcelli - New York Mills, President
Elaine M. Falvo - New Hartford, Vice President
Doreen Corbin - Brookfield
Michael J. Moore - Clinton
Gary P. Nelson - Holland Patent
Shirley Burtch - Oriskany
Steve Boucher - Remsen
John A. Griffin - Sauquoit Valley
Evon Ervin - Utica
Russell Stewart - Waterville
Charlene A. Hartman - Westmoreland
John J. Salerno - Whitesboro

Mr. Howard D. Mettelman, District Superintendent