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Board Meetings


Office of the Board of Education
Amber Lanigan
District Clerk
518-869-3576, Ext. 0442


Board of Education Meetings

The nine-member South Colonie Board of Education meetings are held twice each month on Tuesdays, unless otherwise noted. Please see the Board meeting schedule for specific dates. Exceptions may be made to avoid conflicts with religious holy days, state and national conferences, or extended recess periods.

Board of Education meetings begin at 6:30 pm in the Board Room at the District Office located at 102 Loralee Drive, Albany, New York 12205.  Board meetings may be held at alternate times or sites, and may occasionally be rescheduled due to inclement weather. In these cases, advance notice is given on this website. The Board of Education may also hold special meetings as needed.


Board Member Experience

The New York State School Boards Association has created this webpage entitled The School Board Member Experience to answer questions of new and potential school board members. Check it out!


Public Participation 

Meetings of the Board of Education are open to the public and representatives of the press. The Board welcomes public participation at Board meetings. However, such meetings are intended for the consideration of matters of education policy and implementation, and not for the discussion of broad political or social issues.

The Board of Education encourages public participation at its meetings and recognizes its responsibility to hear public comment. An acknowledgment of the public comment will be provided as appropriate. As a matter of practice, the Board of Education does not engage in dialogue/debate during the public comment period. Although the Board of Education welcomes comments about programs offered by the District and the efforts of its staff, the discussion of matters relating to specific individuals or students is prohibited.

The Board has established a participation process concerning public interaction. Prior to the scheduled starting time of the meeting, persons wishing to address the Board shall so advise the Board President in writing on a form provided by the District. All requests to speak on agenda or non-agenda items should be made on the Request to Address Board of Education form (2370-E) and should be submitted to the District Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.

The Board will entertain comments from the public on any issue with a time limit of five (5) minutes per person and a maximum of 15 minutes per topic. Comments should be addressed to the President of the Board (not individual Board members, staff, or other persons attending the meeting) who reserves the right to limit the time of all speakers for the purpose of conducting regular Board of Education business


For questions about the South Colonie school board or if you have trouble viewing any of the PDF documents such as board agendas, minutes, and policies please contact District Clerk Amber Lanigan.