Board of Education
(click here for a schedule of
2016 board meetings)
Paula Tibbitts, board clerk
1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
Smith, Chittur elected to four-year terms
Vickie Smith and newcomer Sridar Chittur won four-year terms to
serve on the City School District of Albany Board of Education in the
Nov. 8 general election. There were no other candidates for the two open
Smith, first elected last year to fill the remianing year of a vacant
position, received 15,905 votes. Chittur received 14,390 votes. He will
fill the seat being vacated by Rose Brandon, Th.D., who chose not to
Both will be sworn in Jan. 3; Smith will continue to serve through Dec.
31 in her current position on the board.
Board documents available through new web 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
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
Two board terms expire at the end of 2016 and both seats are up for
election on Nov. 8. Each seat
carries a four-year term that begins in January 2017 and ends in
December 2020. City of Albany residents interested in running for the
board must file petitions with 250 qualified signatures. You can
download a petition
here or pick up one from the board clerk in the district's
headquarters at 1 Academy Park. The first day for signing nominating
petitions is July 12. Completed petitions can be filed Aug. 16-23 at the Albany County Board of Elections at 32 North Russell
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 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.