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Addressing the Board

The City School District of Albany Board of Education welcomes input from district residents, parents, students and other stakeholders so that we can better understand your views, and so that we can make better decisions.

Do you have a question?

If you have a question about a specific district matter, rather than a comment on a board decision, you may find it helpful to contact a staff member, rather than the board. Here are some options to consider:

  • Often a school principal is the best place to start. If the principal is not the right person to answer your question, they can often point you to the right person to contact.  The principal’s contact information is on each school’s page.
  • Our Communication Guide is designed to help you find the right person to help, and incudes a directory of administrative staff.
  • Our feedback form will send an email to the district’s communications staff who can send it to an appropriate staff member. 

If you have a question for the Board of Education, please contact the board at boe@albany.k12.ny.us.  The board president will respond on behalf of the board.

About public comment

Per our policy, the board provides an opportunity for public comment at its regular board meetings and at committee meetings

You can provide comments through the form below, in person at a meeting, or by email, voicemail or postal mail. 

Please note that the board generally does not respond to public comment. You will receive an automated response to confirm your comment was successfully submitted.

Regardless of format, all comments must include the name of the commenter, the commenter’s city of residence, and the name of the organization represented (if any). 

Comments provided by email, voicemail or mail must also include a contact telephone number for verification and must be received no later than six hours before the board meeting. Comments received later than six hours before a meeting will be included in the public comment period at the following meeting. 

Regardless of format, comments are limited to three minutes (or 400 words if submitted in writing). Comments received in writing will be read into the record during the public comment period up to 400 words.

Public Comment Submission

Other ways to provide public comment

Need help?

For additional assistance regarding the public comment process, please contact:

Tanya Bowie

Board Clerk