About the Board of Education
The Board of Education is made up of nine unsalaried citizens elected to serve a five-year term. The board’s powers and duties are derived from the New York State Constitution, the laws of New York State, and the rulings of the New York State Commissioner of Education. The Board of Education’s main areas of responsibility are:
- Establish district policies.
- Develop an annual budget for public approval.
- Vote on the Superintendent’s recommendations on personnel matters and contracts.
- Review courses of study and textbooks.
- Act as a communication link between residents and the Superintendent.
No person or group of persons acts in the name of the board. All motions require a majority vote before the Board can act. A board member is in an official capacity only during an official Board meeting. The Board employs a Superintendent who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the district and administration of Board policies. The Superintendent develops policies, programs and plans for Board action.
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 below 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 7:00 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.
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!
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 at (518) 869-3576, ext. 0442
Board of Education Meeting Schedule
Board of Education Meeting Agendas
Board of Education Minutes
Contact the Board
Meet Your School Board Members
Click on each board member’s name to view their bios
- Brian Casey, President
- Stephanie Cogan, Vice President
- Thomas (TJ) Blakley
- Rose Gigliello
- Chris Larrabee
- Bob Mesick
- Mike Keane
- David Kiehle
- James “Tim” Ryan
Message From Your Board President
Board of Education Policies, Regulations and Forms
Request Form to Address the Board
If you’d like to address the Board of Education, please take a minute to fill out this request form:
How Do I Run For the School Board
South Colonie Voter Registration Form
Budget development information/schedule (Posted each year in January)
Reports per the District Clerk
Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution 2022-23 School Year
BE IT RESOLVED, that the South Colonie Central School District hereby establishes the following Resolution which lists the Standard Work Days for Elected and Appointed Officials and will report those days worked to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the Clerk of the Board of Education. This resolution will also be made available to the public at the office of the District Clerk located at 102 Loralee Drive, Albany, New York.
NYS Office of the State Comptroller Reports
Pursuant to Section 33 of the General Municipal Law, the South Colonie Central School District is required to make reports from the Office of the State Comptroller available to the public upon request and to post any such reports on the District’s website for a period of five years from the date of the report.
Name of Report and Date Posted
- NYS OSC Report of Examination – School District Physical Education Compliance (2018-MS-3) – September 12, 2018