Board of Education

School board elections are coming up next week.

A bill that would give boards of education in many school districts the option to establish wards for their elections has been sent to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Meantime, the New York Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit challenging the at-large method of electing Board of Education members of the East Ramapo School District.

A protestor From Buffalo displays an antti-Carl Paladino poster May 17, 2017 on the steps to the State Education Building In Albany.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Activists from Western New York demonstrated Wednesday at the New York State Education Department building in Albany. The group had hoped to confront the State Education Commissioner to demand Carl Paladino be kicked off the Buffalo Board of Education.  But MaryEllen Elia was out of town.

Infrastructure upgrades at one of the area’s largest school districts will be decided on when citizens vote Tuesday on a $32 million facilities improvement capital project.

Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Citing what he calls a “flawed” referendum process, Albany County Comptroller Mike Conners has followed through with a threat to petition the state education commissioner to throw out the results of this month's Albany High School renovation re-vote and order the county Board of Elections to conduct a new election.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Several events that will shape the future of New York's Capital City took place in various locations across Albany Monday night.

Picture of a Vermont School Bus
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Vermont Act 46 provides incentives, including property tax rate reductions, for school districts to consolidate. This week, the first three plans came before the Vermont State Board of Education. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports on what could be in store for Rutland and the rest of the state.