A Message From Your School Board President

Portrait photo of Ed Sim, Board of Education PresidentGreetings,

On behalf of the South Colonie Board of Education, I want to let you know what an honor and a privilege it is to serve you and the children of this community. By electing us to office, you have put your faith in our commitment to education and to our overall goal of making our schools the best that they can be. That is our promise to you.

The South Colonie Board of Education is made up of nine non-paid citizens who are each elected to serve five-year terms. The Board’s main responsibilities and duties are to:

  • Establish district policies;
  • Develop an annual budget for public approval;
  • Approve or disapprove the Superintendent’s recommendations on personnel matters and contracts;
  • Review courses of study and textbooks; and
  • Act as a communication link between residents and the Superintendent.

Other duties include defining the district’s philosophy, setting goals to achieve academic objectives, planning for future needs, and authorizing certain contracts.

In meeting these objectives, the Board of Education is committed to the belief that an effective school program can only be accomplished by nurturing a partnership between the schools and the community.

Your school board can best represent its constituents when members of the community take the time to observe the board in action, express their opinions, ask questions, and communicate their wishes in the public setting.

Your continued interest and support will guarantee the excellence of our schools. To that end, we encourage you to attend a board meeting or budget hearing or email us with your comments and concerns to our webmaster by clicking here.


Ed Sim

South Colonie Board of Education President