Board of Education
(click here for a schedule of
2016 board meetings)
Moving forward with voter support for Albany High's future
City School District
of Albany Board of Education President Kenneth M. Bruce and Acting
Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D., met with the media Feb. 10
to discuss the successful outcome of the vote to
High School. Voters approved the $179.9 million proposal in
near-record turnout Feb. 9, with nearly 7,800 total votes cast. It was
the second-highest turnout for a school vote since the district began
holding budget and facilities votes in 1997.
The Albany High proposal passed with 51 percent of the vote --
Bruce and Dr. Wilkins celebrated the positive outcome and the exciting
opportunity to move forward with the badly needed renovation and
construction project at Albany High. They also acknowledged and
apologized to the community for problems at several voting locations
throughout the city on the day of the vote. Bruce emphasized that the
board and Dr. Wilkins are committed to finding out what went wrong at
polling locations and doing whatever is necessary to make sure those
problems don't happen again. Please visit our District News section to
read Bruce's full statement.
Board documents available through new web portal
Starting in October 2015, documents related to the City School District
of Albany Board of Education can be accessed by
clicking here. This includes agendas, meeting minutes and weekly
Click on the highlighted text below for older board documents and
Running for the
City School District of Albany Board of Education is made
up of seven non-paid citizens of Albany who are each elected to serve
a four-year term. New York state law does not limit the number of
terms a board member serves.
Board elections are held in November at the same time as the general
election -- the 2015 election will be Nov. 3. City of Albany residents interested in running for the board
must file petitions with 250 qualified signatures. The 2015 petitioning
period closed Tuesday, Aug.
If you are interested in running for the board in the future, please follow these links for additional information for prospective board
If you are
interested in serving the community as a member of the school board,
please contact the board clerk for more information at 475-6015.
The board typically
meets twice a month, on the first and third Thursdays. The board's responsibilities and duties
are derived from the State Constitution, the laws of New York state and
the rulings of the New York state commissioner of education.
The board's main responsibilities are to:
Establish district policies;
Develop an annual budget for public
Approve or disapprove the
superintendent's recommendations on personnel matters and contracts;
Review courses of study and
Act as a communication link between
residents and the superintendent.
Other duties include defining the
district's philosophy, setting goals to achieve academic objectives,
planning for future needs and authorizing certain contracts.
to read the board's mission, vision and values statement.
committed to the belief that an effective school program can only be
accomplished by nurturing a partnership between the schools and the
Decisions made by your elected school
board affect the education of our children and, therefore, the well-being of this community. Your school board can best represent its
constituents when members of the community take the time to observe the
board in action, express their opinions, ask questions and communicate
their wishes in the public setting. Your continued interest and support
will guarantee the excellence of our schools.