Monthly formal voting meetings are held on the third or fourth
Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. At 7:15 p.m. the Board members are
available to informally speak to residents. The location alternates
among each of our eight schools.
Committee meetings are held throughout the month, usually on a
Monday or Thursday evening at 7:30 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
An opportunity to address the Board of Education is also provided at
our monthly meetings. Board members are available at 7:15 p.m.
informally before the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
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.