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About Board of Education Meetings

Monthly formal voting meetings are held on the third or fourth Monday of each month at 7: 15 or 7:30 p.m., dependent on the agenda. Board members are available to informally speak to residents 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. The location alternates among each of our eight schools.

Committee meetings are held throughout the month, usually on a Monday or Thursday evening at 7 p.m. These meetings are usually held in either the Shaker High School conference room, located on the second floor next to the Principal’s Office or the Shaker High School Library. These meetings are open to the pubic. Agendas are available at each meeting and also online a few days prior to the meeting.

North Colonie’s Board conducts two types of meetings, formal business voting meetings once per month and committee study meetings as needed. During the formal business meeting, the Board officially votes on particular items on the agenda. During committee meetings, the Board receives information and discusses the issue; however, no formal action is taken.

The Board also meets in “executive session” to discuss personnel matters, labor negotiations and other items that are sensitive or confidential as defined by the Open Meeting Laws of NYS. Executive sessions are closed to the public; however, any formal action on the passage of any resolution must be taken in open public monthly meetings. These executive sessions may precede or follow regular board meetings.

An opportunity to address the Board of Education is also provided at our monthly meetings. Board members are available to informally speak to residents 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting.

There is also a “Visitors’ Statement” period available in the beginning of each meeting. Comments should not exceed three to four minutes and should directly relate to school matters. The Board recognizes its responsibility to hear public comments and therefore encourages the public to attend these board meetings.


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