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Board of Education

(click here for a schedule of 2016 board meetings)

Paula Tibbitts, board clerk

1 Academy Park

Albany, NY 12207

518-475-6015

 

Additional public meetings scheduled in August, September

The City School District of Albany Board of Education will hold the following special meetings in August and September, in addition to the board's regularly scheduled meetings:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16 -- Special meeting of the Board of Education, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.

    • The board will hold a conversation with potential superintendent search consultants. This meeting will not include any other district business.

  • Thursday, Aug. 18 -- Note that the board's regularly scheduled meeting will begin at 5 p.m. The meeting will be held at Eagle Point Elementary School, 1044 Western Ave.

    • At 6 p.m., the board will entertain a motion to enter into Executive Session to discuss particular personnel. This meeting is expected to adjourn at 6:30 p.m.​

  • Thursday, Aug. 25 -- Special meeting of the Board of Education, Academy Park, 4 p.m.

    • The board will entertain a motion to enter into Executive Session related to the interim superintendent's employment contract. This meeting will not include any other district business.

  • Friday, Aug. 26 -- Special meeting of the Board of Education at the New York State Council of School Superintendents, 7 Elk St., Third Floor, noon.

    • The board will entertain a motion to enter into executive session related to specific considerations for the superintendent search. Dr. John Yagielski, interim superintendent of Capital Region BOCES, and Dr. Lynne Wells, assistant district superintendent for curriculum and instruction at Capital Region BOCES, will attend. The meeting will not include any other district business.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 30 -- Special meeting of the Board of Education Facilities Committee, Academy Park, 5:30 p.m.

    • The Facilities Committee will entertain a motion to enter into Executive Session to interview candidates for potential contract award related to monitoring minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) compliance by contractors on the district’s capital project at Albany High School. This meeting will not include any other district business.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 21 -- Special meeting of the Board of Education, Academy Park, 6 p.m. 

    • The board will entertain a motion to enter into Executive Session related to employment contract negotiations​. This meeting will not include any other district business.

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 more.

 

BoardDocs includes materials beginning in October 2015. Follow the links below for older board documents and information:

Running for the board

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.

 

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 Road, Albany.

 

If you are interested in running for the board, please follow these links for additional information for prospective board candidates:

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.

 

About the board

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 approval;

  • Approve or disapprove the superintendent's recommendations on personnel matters and contracts;

  • Review courses of study and textbooks; 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.

 

Click here to read the board's mission, vision and values statement.

 

The district is committed to the belief that an effective school program can only be accomplished by nurturing a partnership between the schools and the community.

 

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.

 

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