Board of Education
(click here for a schedule of
2018 board meetings)
Paula Tibbitts, board clerk
1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
Governor's signature finalizes May board elections
City School District of Albany Board of Education elections will
be in May, in
sync with nearly
every other school district in New York, under new legislation Gov.
Andrew Cuomo signed last summer.
The bill, which passed the Senate and Assembly
in June, shifted the district's board vote to the third Tuesday in May
annually, at the same time as the school budget vote. That's also when
nearly all other school districts in the state hold board
elections. Albany's board elections have been held in November, in
conjunction with the general election.
Board President Sue Adler thanked the governor for finalizing the
important change, which will benefit students and families. She also
credited Sen. Neil Breslin and Assemblymember Pat Fahy for their
exceptional leadership in helping the bill through their respective chambers during
the 2017 legislative session.
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.
If you are interested in running for the board, 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 (518) 475-6015.
Board documents available through BoardDocs portal
Documents related to the City School District
of Albany Board of Education can be accessed by
clicking the link to
BoardDocs.com. There, you can find agendas, meeting minutes and
BoardDocs includes materials beginning in October 2015. Follow the links
below for older board documents and
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 and vision 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.