School Board


The Comsewogue School District Board of Education Members smiling for a picture at the beginning of the school year in the board room.

(Front row, seated, right to left: President John Swenning and
Vice President Alexandra Gordon)

(Back Row, standing left to right: Richard Rennard, Louise Melious, James Sanchez,
Francisca Alabau-Blatter and Robert DeStefano)

Board of Education

Comsewogue has a seven member Board of Education. The Board of Education is frequently the closest link between the community and the school aside from the pupils in the district. Board members are elected for three-year terms and serve without pay. All regularly scheduled board meetings are open to the public and it has always been the policy in Comsewogue to encourage attendance at these meetings. Comsewogue Board of Education meetings are held at the Norwood District Office Board Room on the first Monday of each month, starting at 8:00 p.m. The Board of Education sets school policies, approves the appointment of personnel, adopts budgets, approves courses of study and, in many instances, must be the final arbiter on many controversial issues. The Board and the Superintendent are concerned about an effective program of communication, keeping community informed to the point that understanding and confidence are engendered in the school program.


John Swenning, President

Alexandra Gordon, Vice President

Francisca Alabau-Blatter, Trustee

Robert DeStefano, Trustee

Louise Melious, Trustee

Richard Rennard, Trustee

James M. Sanchez, Trustee

District Clerk and Treasurer

Jacqueline Yates, District Clerk

Laura Rempe, District Treasurer​

Student Representative
Rachel Burton
School District Attorney
Lamb & Barnosky