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Meet our board candidates: Richard Jackson and Renee Snyder

Cohoes voters on Tuesday, May 18 will elect two members to the Board of Education. The board is made up of seven volunteer citizens who are each elected to serve three-year terms. The board election and budget vote will be held at the district’s three elementary schools from noon to 9 p.m.

Richard JacksonRichard Jackson

Richard Jackson is seeking his second term on the Board of Education.

“I am thankful for what I have learned, and what we have accomplished, while serving my first term on the Board of Education. This past year, much of the focus was forced to be on Covid regulations and how we could make the best of impossible circumstances. Time after time, our staff, students, and community showed exceptional caring, creativity and resilience in the face of uncertainty. Now, if given the chance, I look forward to refocusing back on the future and not only giving our students an opportunity to succeed, but to thrive and enjoy the path in getting there.”

Renee SnyderRenee Snyder

Renee Snyder is seeking her first term on the Board of Education.

“I am a Cohoes resident who is actively involved in the community. My son is a senior at CHS and daughter is in fifth grade at Harmony Hill and as a parent I feel it is vital that we continue to offer opportunities in and out of the classroom for kids of all abilities. This past year has made me realize that now is the time to become more informed and get more involved in the decisions that shape our students and their educational experience.”

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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