The Cohoes City School District Board of Education is made up of seven members who are 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 the betterment of public education.
This year, three members will be elected to three-year terms (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025) during the annual budget vote and board of education election, which takes place on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Petitions nominating candidates for the Cohoes Board of Education are available to qualified district residents and may be picked up at the District Administrative Center, located at 21 Page Avenue, Cohoes, weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please call the District Clerk at (518) 237-0100 ext. 2350, to schedule an appointment to pick up a petition.
Candidates must collect 100 signatures, and petitions must be returned by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2022.
School board candidates must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the district and be able to read and write. They must be residents of their districts continuously for one year immediately prior to the election. At the time when the board member takes office, they cannot be employed by the district or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board. They may not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year and may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.
Learn about the Cohoes Board of Education.
Learn about being a school board member.