Board of Education
Board discusses enrollment growth, grade configuration
The City School District of Albany has room to educate its growing
student population in 2015-16, but will need to address space and
grade-configuration questions to be able to serve students and families
well in the years to come.
That was the perspective a consultant provided
to the Board of Education on Nov. 19 during a presentation at Delaware
Community School about enrollment growth and balancing.
Visit our District News section to read more. The board will
continue the short- and long-term enrollment discussion at its meeting
Thursday, Dec. 11 at Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy.
Bruce, Savage win four-year Board of Education terms
Kenneth M. Bruce and Anne Savage won election to the City School
District of Albany Board of Education on Nov. 4.
Savage received the most votes of the four candidates running for two
open seats -- 7,305 in unofficial results. Bruce, who was appointed to
the board in July to fill the remaining months of the seat Felicia Green
vacated in the spring -- received 5,393 votes. Both will be sworn in to
begin their four-year terms at the board's Jan. 5 meeting.
Sharon Rowe received 4,644 votes and Edith Leet received 4,617 votes.
Current board member Alexandra Streznewski chose not to seek re-election
and will leave the board when her term expires Dec. 31.
meetings of 2014
The City School District
of Albany Board of Education has three committee meetings scheduled
before the end of 2014:
Committee -- Monday, Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m., Academy Park
Facilities Committee -- Tuesday, Nov. 25,
5:30 p.m., Academy Park
Governmental Relations Committee -- Thursday,
Dec. 18, 5:30 p.m., Academy Park (the
committee's previously scheduled meeting on Dec. 2 has been
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. City of Albany residents interested in running for the board
must file petitions with 250 qualified signatures in August. If you are
interested in serving the community as a member of the school board,
please contact the board clerk for more information at 475-6010.
to read the board's mission, vision and values statement.
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.
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.