Interested in running for Board of Education? Learn more!

Thinking about running for a seat on the Cohoes Board of Education? Qualified residents looking to run for the board in the May election can contact our District Clerk, Johanna Maloney, at to receive a candidate nominating petition. You can also download and print a nominating petition. All petitions must be filed with the District Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on April 28, 2021. Each one must include signatures of 50 qualified voters who reside in the district.

There are two seats up for election on Tuesday, May 18.

About the Cohoes Board of Education

The Cohoes City School District Board of Education is made up of seven volunteer citizens who are each elected on the third Tuesday in May each year to serve three-year terms.

A school board member takes on one of the most important citizen responsibilities: overseeing the education of the community’s youth. School boards are composed of volunteers within the community who dedicate their time to better public education. The Board of Education oversees and manages the community’s public school system, ensuring that schools are responsive to the needs of the community.


Under state law, school board members must be qualified voters, at least 18 years old, and have lived in the school district for at least one year. They cannot be a school employee, cannot reside in the same household as another school board member and must be able to read and write English.

Board Meetings

The Board of Education typically meets twice per month, on the first and third Wednesday, beginning at 6:00 p.m. From time to time, additional special meetings or study sessions may be scheduled, such as during budget development. Consistent Board member attendance at meetings is important.

Visit our Board of Education page to view past meetings and for more information on member roles and responsibilities.

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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