Board of Education seeks candidates to fill Board vacancy

Appointment for a seven-month term beginning Oct. 5, 2021

The Guilderland Central School District Board of Education is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board for the seat previously held by Benjamin Goes, who recently resigned. New York State law allows school boards to fill such vacancies by appointment until the next regular election in May. 

The appointment will be for a term of approximately seven months, from October 5, 2021 through May 17, 2022. If the appointed person wishes to complete the remainder of Mr. Goes three-year term, ending on June 30, 2023, he or she would need to file a petition and run for election in May along with any other interested candidates.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the appointment.

The Board invites community members to submit a letter of interest and résumé, as well as any other documentation that may be helpful in the selection process for review no later than Sept 13.

Letters and documentation should be mailed to: District Clerk Linda Livingston, Guilderland Central School District, P.O. Box 18, 8 School Road, Guilderland Center, NY 12085. Candidates may also submit materials to livingstonl@guilderlandschools.net. 

All interested candidates will be interviewed for the vacant seat. The interview process will take place September 21, beginning at 6 p.m. as part of a special meeting of the Board of Education. This meeting will be open to the public. In keeping with protocols in place by the Guilderland Central School District, social distancing practices will be followed and all meeting participants and attendees are required to wear masks. The meeting will also be live-streamed and can be viewed on the GHS Media YouTube channel.

The successful candidate is expected to be appointed to the Board at the October 5 meeting.

For more information on the Board vacancy, please contact the District Clerk at (518) 456-6200, ext. 3125.

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