Four candidates vying for three board seats May
N.Y. (May 4, 2018) --
Four candidates are vying for
three open seats on the City School District of Albany Board of
Education in the May 15 election, which will be held in conjunction
with the annual
school budget vote.
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 President Sue Adler's term expires June 30 and she is not seeking
re-election. The terms of board members Ellen Roach and Tabetha Wilson
also expire June 30. Roach is seeking re-election for a second term;
Wilson was appointed to the board in September 2017 to fill the seat
vacated when Kenneth M. Bruce resigned from the board earlier that year.
There will be two four-year terms and one one-year term available May
15. Here are the candidates, listed in the order in which they will
appear on the ballot:
Kenneth M. Bruce
he mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.