Board Meetings

BUGS is a small, welcoming middle school where…

  • Students gain strong academic skills.
  • A safe, welcoming, and respectful school climate supports all learners.
  • Teachers collaborate regularly to create interdisciplinary projects.
  • Students design, build and maintain an on-site garden and a native wildlife habitat.  

BUGS C.A.R.E.S. About Sustainability

Community - We are inclusive, interdependent, respectful, compassionate and generous in serving others.

Awareness - We are present, open-minded, reflective and honest. 

Reach - We stretch ourselves intellectually, emotionally and physically; approach mistakes as opportunities; and work diligently to reach excellence. 

Exploration - We experience the adventure of learning through inquiry and ingenuity in real-world problem solving.

Student Voice - We express and act upon our ideas and share responsibility for our own learning and the betterment of our school and communities.


Public Participation

We happily invite members of the community to speak and share their thoughts, ideas and concerns with us during the Public Participation portion of our meeting. During this time, each community member will have three minutes to speak. There will be a sign-up sheet available 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting, located at the entrance. Once the Public Participation portion of our agenda begins, we will remove the sign-up sheet and invite speakers to share their thoughts in the order indicated on the sign-up sheet.

All meetings are held at:

Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS)
(located in the Bishop Ford Complex)
500 19th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Meetings are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on the fourth Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted.  


July 19  *  (Third Tuesday of the month)

August 23

September 28

October 25

November 22

December 20  *  (Third Tuesday of the month)


January 24

February 28

March 28

BUGS Board Retreat: April 2, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the Member's Room.


April 25

May 23

June 27



Agendas and minutes from past meetings: