Anne Savage, President •
Smith, Vice President •
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1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 475-6015
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
You can see their letters
of intent and resumes below. Please note that the district has removed
contact information from their correspondence.
Rhonda K. Bambrick
Alicia M. Purdy
Bruce C. Roter, Ph.D.
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
Approve or disapprove the
superintendent's recommendations on personnel matters and contracts;
Review courses of study and textbooks;
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.
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.