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Board of Education

Anne Savage, President • Vickie Smith, Vice President • Tabetha Wilson, Secretary
Damarise Alexander-Mann Sridar Chittur, Ph.D.
Ellen Krejci

Click here to view agendas, minutes and meeting documents in BoardDocs


Photo of the six members of the Board of Education on August 22, 2019.1 Academy Park

Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 475-6015



Eight announce board intent

Eight people have indicated they would like to serve out the remaining term on the City School District of Albany Board of Education created by Jennifer Lange's recent resignation.


You can see their letters of intent and resumes below. Please note that the district has removed contact information from their correspondence.

All candidates will have the opportunity to make a public presentation of up to three minutes during either the Aug. 8 or Aug. 22 board meetings. The Aug. 8 meeting is at Montessori Magnet School, 45 Tremont St., beginning at 7 p.m. The Aug. 22 meeting is at Arbor Hill Elementary School, 1 Arbor Drive, also beginning at 7 p.m.


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 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 and vision 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.


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 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.











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