About the Board
The Board of Education is composed of seven members who serve three-year terms. Members are elected by residents in the community to establish policy and direct the administration of the district’s schools. As your representatives, the board exercises the community’s rights to citizen control over public education.
Every Board of Education in the State of New York has legal and financial control over local school matters, subject only to limitations imposed by the United States Constitution, Federal Law, State Law, regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and, of course, the will of local residents as expressed in local elections.
Watch board meetings
Visit the Board Meetings webpage for information about specific meetings. Note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote technology is being used to live stream and record meetings.
Normally, school board meetings are videotaped by Schopeg and televised on Spectrum Cable Channel 18. Visit the Schopeg website to learn more.
Board meeting agendas, materials and minutes – go to webpage
Note: As of May 5, 2020, meeting agendas, materials and minutes are also posted on BoardDocs
Three vacancies on the Board of Education
Elections are on June 9, 2020 via absentee ballot
District residents will vote via absentee ballot to fill vacancies on the Board of Education for terms beginning July 1, 2020 for: two 3-year terms for seats currently held by Camille Siano Enders and Jennifer Sexton, and one 1-year term for the seat currently filled by Henry “Dirk” Felton due to the resignation of Henrietta “Hank” Dunn (and the prior resignation of Joshua Menzies).
Like the budget vote, this year’s election will be held by mail-in ballot only, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Gov. Cuomo’s executive order. Absentee ballots are due by 5 p.m. on June 9 at the DCS central office.
All candidates run at-large, rather than for a specific Board seat. The district received one candidate petition for the three open seats; Camille Siano Enders is running for re-election to the Board. Therefore, the qualified residents who receive the highest number of votes, including candidate Siano Enders and valid write-in votes, will win the vacant seats on the Board.
Becoming a candidate for the Board of Education
[Posted earlier this spring] Board of Education candidate petitions are due by May 11 for terms beginning July 1, 2020 for: two 3-year terms for seats currently held by Camille Siano Enders and Jennifer Sexton, and one 1-year term for the seat currently filled by Henry “Dirk” Felton due to the resignation of Henrietta Dunn (and the prior resignation of Joshua Menzies).
To run for a seat on the Board of Education, candidates must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the Duanesburg Central School District for a period of one year prior to June 9, 2020. The deadline for filing petitions is 5 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the collection of required signatures for nominating petitions was suspended. A candidate may self-nominate, but the nominating petition must include any applicable residency and age requirements, such that the eligibility of the candidate may be verified by the District Clerk. Download a nominating petition
District residents who are interested in running for a Board of Education position but cannot access the above print-friendly form may contact District Clerk Celeste Junge at (518) 895-2279 or email@example.com to request nominating petitions.