School board election is part of May 15 budget vote
Two candidates are seeking the two seats on the Board of Education that are up for election on May 15. Board members are volunteers. All candidates run at-large. The individuals elected this year will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018. The statements below are provided by the candidates.
Richard Jackson is seeking a first term on the board.
“Our family moved to Cohoes three years ago. We were excited to find a school district large enough to offer the opportunities that we want for our children, yet small enough for each student to know all their classmates. My wife Jennifer and I are both engineers and RPI graduates, so STEM is especially important to us. She is President of the Abram Lansing PTO, while I serve on the Abram Lansing Building Leadership Team. We have two children currently attending Abram Lansing, a third starting in the fall, and a fourth due this summer.”
Matthew Nolin is seeking a third term on the board.
“I have had the honor and privilege of representing our community on the Board of Education over the past 7 years. Over that time we have made great strides on many fronts including: increasing our graduation rate, transportation improvements through our CDTA busing initiative and additional college credit opportunities to name but a few. We have been able to do this all while remaining fiscally responsible. My plan is to continue making progress on our mission to prepare students for tomorrow’s world. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions about how we can do better, please reach out.”