Board of Education elections
A local board of education is an agency of New York State governed by NYS law and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. There are nine residents who serve, without pay, on the Guilderland Central School District's Board of Education. The Board of Education has the power to develop policies, rules and regulations for the operation of our school system. Learn more about the role of a Board member.New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve.
'Meet the Candidates' Night
Monday, May 9, community members were given the opportunity to learn more about the individuals who will be elected to the Board of Education at the PTA's "Meet the Candidates" Night. VIEW THE VIDEO
*Updated May 19, 2016—On
May 17, voters elected three members to the Board of Education:
• Barbara Fraterrigo (1473 votes)
• Teresa Gitto (1444 votes)
• Gloria Towle-Hilt (1557 votes)
Meet the candidates
On May 17, voters will select three board members from the following candidates (listed alphabetically). These positions are unpaid and each carry a three-year term.
Fraterrigo, of 21 Ableman Avenue, Albany, is seeking her seventh term on the board. A district resident for 44 years, Fraterrigo serves as a business manager for a local medical practice and has served on the Guilderland Public Library board for 28 years. She and her husband, Philip, have five children—all Guilderland graduates.
Gitto, of 410 Vincent Drive, Schenectady, is a realtor with CM Fox Real Estate in Guilderland and a part-time electrologist at Jean Paul Spa and Salon. A district resident for 15 years, she and her husband currently have three school-age children. Gitto is seeking her first term on the board.
Towle-Hilt, of 210 Stanford Drive, Schenectady, is a former social studies teacher at Farnsworth Middle School. A district resident for 33 years, she is seeking her fourth consecutive term on the board. Towle-Hilt has two children, both graduates of Guilderland High School.
All in Favor: Cast your vote for student success!
Your local school board makes the decisions that determine how your community's children are educated and how your tax dollars are spent. Voting for school board members is a simple but powerful way to support student success and strengthen your community. Read more about how to cast your vote for student success in this helpful brochure provided by the New York State School Boards Association. (PDF)