Board of Education elections
In conjunction with the May 16 school budget vote, district residents will also elect three members to the Guilderland Board of Education. Terms are for three years each, are unpaid, and begin July 2017.
Meet the candidates
On May 16, voters will select three board members from the following candidates (listed in the order they will appear on the ballot):
McManus is an associate budget analyst with the Economics and Revenue Unit at the Division of Budget. He and his wife, Ann-Marie, have two sons – Jack is a fourth-grader, and Nicholas is a kindergartner at Lynnwood Elementary School. McManus is seeking his second term on the board.
Slack is a former English teacher. She began her career at Troy and Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools, and served Lynnwood Elementary as a teaching assistant for 24 years. Slack has been a resident of Guilderland for 48 years. Her three children, Julie, Sarah and Tom, all graduated from the Guilderland Central School District. Judy is seeking her fourth term on the board.
Horan has been a teacher for 30 years in the Guilderland Central School District, with the last 23 years being spent at Pine Bush Elementary. Currently in his last year before retiring, Horan is a second grade teacher. Horan and his wife, Barbara, have two sons, John and Timothy, both Guilderland graduates. He is seeking his first term on the board. .
Maguire is the director of Economic Development for the Capital District Regional Planning Commission and an adjunct professor at the University at Albany. A resident of the district for 15 years, he and his wife, Amie, have two children – Emily, a third-grader at Guilderland Elementary School, and Jack, a pre-kindergarter at Christ the King Early Childhood Center. Maguire is seeking his first term on the board..
Simpson is the director of Accounting Operations at the State Insurance Fund. Simpson and his wife, Renate, have been residents of Guilderland for 18 years. They have two children – Tyler graduated from Guilderland High School in 2012, and daughter Ashley graduated in 2016. Simpson is seeking his third term on the board.
running for a seat? *Please
note the deadline for submissions has passed
Community members interested in running for a seat on the board should pick-up petitions from Linda Livingston, district clerk, at the GCSD District Office, 8 School Road, Guilderland Center.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, able to read and write, and a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the vote. In addition, candidates cannot be employed by the board on which they serve, cannot live in the same household with a family member who serves on the same school board, may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office, and may not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
Candidates must also collect at least 52 signatures (2 percent of the number of voters in the previous annual school board election) from qualified district voters to be placed on the ballot. Completed petitions must be returned to the district office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017. For more information, please call the district clerk at 456-6200, ext. 3125.
The Role of a Board of
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 memberNew York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve.