Board of Education
(click here for a schedule of
2018 board meetings)
Sierra Sturdivant, board clerk
1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
Savage elected president for 2018-19
The City School District of Albany Board of Education has elected Anne
Savage to serve as president in 2018-19.
The board elected Savage unanimously at its July 2
meeting. Savage, who served as vice president for the previous year and
a half, is the board’s longest-tenured member. She was first elected in
The board also elected Vickie Smith to serve as vice
president in 2018-19. Smith served as board secretary for the previous
year and a half. The board also elected Jennifer Lange to serve as
secretary; it is Lange’s first appointment as a board officer.
New board member Damarise Alexander-Mann took the
oath of office Monday to begin her one-year term. Alexander-Mann was
elected in May to fill the remaining year of the term Kenny Bruce
vacated when he resigned from the board in May 2017.
Board members Ellen Roach and Tabetha Wilson also
began new four-year terms Monday. Both were elected in May along with
Voters choose Roach, Wilson and Alexander-Mann
The community elected three Board of Education members in the City
School District of Albany’s
first May board vote.
Four people ran for three seats May 15: incumbents Ellen Roach and Tabetha Wilson, newcomer Damarise
Alexander-Mann and former board member Kenneth M. Bruce. Bruce ran again
after resigning from the board in May 2017.
Roach received 2,320 votes and was elected to a
second term. Wilson, who was appointed to the board in September 2017 to
fill the seat vacated by Bruce's resignation, received 2,290 votes.
Alexander-Mann received 2,136 votes. Bruce received 1,203 votes. Roach and Wilson will serve full four-year
terms; Alexander-Mann will serve one year to complete the term that
opened with Bruce's May 2017 resignation. All
will begin their terms July 1.
Board President Sue Adler did not seek
re-election; her term expired June 30.
The state moved the district's board elections
from November to May last summer to align Albany with the vast majority
of public school districts statewide, which annually hold their board
elections and budget vote together on the third Tuesday in May.
Board documents available through BoardDocs portal
can find documents related to the City School District
of Albany Board of Education by
clicking the link to
BoardDocs.com. There, you can find agendas, meeting minutes and
BoardDocs includes materials beginning in October 2015. Follow these 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 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.
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 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 candidates. You also can contact the board clerk for more
information at (518) 475-6015.