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Board of Trustees & Founding Team


Our Board of Trustees meets at 7pm on the second Monday of every month at

Truxton Academy Charter School, 6337 Academy Street, Truxton, NY 13158.



For the exact dates and times of future meetings, please refer

to our Event Calendar on the SCHOOL COMMUNITY menu.

All are welcome.


Board Members

​Stuart Young

Board President


Krysta Austen

Board Vice President

E-mail Address:


Korinne L'Hommedieu

Board Treasurer


Tom Brown

Board Secretary


Cindy Denkenberger

Board Member


Carol Woodhouse

Board Member


Jeff Perry

Board Member



Founding Team Members

Lydia Aris-Brown

Founding Team Member


Patty Dawson

Founding Team Member & Recording Secretary

E-mail Address

Kay Reakes

Founding Team Member



Schedule for the 2023-2024 School Year:


July 10, 2023

August 14, 2023

September 11, 2023

October 16, 2023

November 13, 2023

December 11, 2023

January 8, 2024

February 12, 2024

March 11, 2024

April 8, 2024

May 13, 2024

June 10, 2024

Interested in Being a member of our Board of Trustees?

Thank you for your potential interest in serving as a member on the Truxton Academy Charter School Board of Trustees. Being a member of a school board is one of the most rewarding, and possibly one of the most demanding things you can do for your children and your community. 


Some attributes that make someone a functioning and productive member of a governing body are:


Effective Communicator – Can describe what he or she wants and describe what others want; a good listener.


Consensus Builder – Capable of working toward decisions that all can support and willing to compromise to achieve that goal.


Community Participant – Enjoys meeting a variety of people, can identify the community’s key communicators and reaches out to fellow citizens.


Decision Maker – Knows his or her own decision-making style and that of others, supports group decision-making.


Information Processor – Can organize priorities and schedules to handle large quantities of verbal and written information.


Leader – Willing to take risks, supportive of Board colleagues, our charter school team and our community.


Team Player – Helps promote the Board’s vision and goals.

Our board is comprised of 9 members, each serving a three-year term, with no more than three positions becoming available each year. Terms of office begin on July 1 and run until June 30, three years later. 

In 2023, the terms of two members of the Board are open for nomination. We also have three unexpected vacancies to fill. 

Potential nominees should submit a brief resume providing their skills or experience that might be an asset to the Board to the Recording Secretary, Patty Dawson, by email at or by calling 607-842-6252. 

Truxton Academy Charter School Public Comment Policy


Public comment, sometimes referred to as comments from the floor or open forum, is the portion of the board meeting that grants parents, community members and anyone interested in our school, the opportunity to address the board with their concerns and comments. It is a key component of transparent governance. 


Truxton Academy welcomes Public Comments in accordance with the following:

  • Anyone wishing to speak should sign in and indicate which agenda item they are planning to speak about. Comments should pertain to an item already slated on the agenda.

  • Depending on the number of individuals wishing to speak, the president will announce a time limit that will apply for all speakers, if necessary.

  • Decorum requirements include prohibited use of obscene language, libelous statements, threats of violence, or comments directed at any one individual.

  • All comments should be addressed to the board, as a whole.

  • Please refrain from using individual student or employee names, or specific incidences that may interfere with anyone’s right to confidentiality.

  • It is our Board president’s responsibility and right to end any individual’s comments for violation of this policy. 


If a speaker’s comments are about an agenda item, the board may address those concerns or questions when the agenda item is discussed.


If a speaker’s comments warrant placement on a future agenda, the board president will let you know that your request will be added to the agenda of the next board meeting. 


We encourage all community stakeholders and families of Truxton Academy to attend Board meetings as often as possible and to share your concerns and feedback to maintain a communicative and productive environment.

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