School board candidates' forums Oct. 22, Oct. 27
N.Y. (Oct. 23, 2014) -- This year’s candidates for the City School
District of Albany Board of Education will participate in two forums
leading up to the Nov. 4 election.
Four candidates are seeking two seats on the board
in the November elections – Kenneth Bruce, Edith Leet, Sharon Rowe and
Anne Savage. Bruce currently is serving the final months of the seat
vacated when Felicia Green resigned in the spring; he is seeking a full
four-year term. Board member Alexandra Streznewski’s term is up at the
end of December and she is not seeking re-election.
The first forum was held
Wednesday, Oct. 22 from at Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle
Visit the Times Union website for coverage of the event.
The forum was co-sponsored by several community
organizations: the Albany City Council Parent-Teacher Association
(ACCPTA), the Albany Branch of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the League of Women Voters of
Albany County, the George Biddle Kelly Education Foundation, the Capital
Area Urban League, the Council of Albany Neighborhood Associations
(CANA), the Capital Area Council of Churches and the Reform Jewish Voice
of New York State.
On Monday, Oct. 27, the Montessori Community
Council (Montessori Magnet School's version of a Parent-Teacher
Association) will host a forum for the candidates at 7 p.m. at the Pine
Hills branch of the Albany Public Library, located at 517 Western Ave.