Board of Education Elections

Three Open Board Seats on 2019-2020 Budget Ballot

The Hudson City School District Board of Education will have three (3) open seats on the 2019-2020 budget ballot as the terms of current members Willette Jones, Maria McLaughlin and Chuck Parmentier are set to expire. Each elected seat is a three-year, non-paid term ending in 2022.

Here is what you should know about being a Board of Education member:

illustrated figures sitting at table with puzzle piecesSchool board candidates should be committed to public education and the advancement of the school district. See more characteristics of an effective school board member and campaigning tips from the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).

Responsibilities of school board members include:

  • Creating a shared vision for the future of education at HCSD
  • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve high student performance
  • Creating strategic partnerships with community stakeholders
  • Budget development and adoption
  • Policy development and adoption

Prospective nominees must have a primary residence in the Hudson City School District and be registered voters.

Interested candidates are encouraged to attend upcoming Board meetings to see the process (click here for the 2018-19 meeting schedule, PDF).

Nominating Petitions

Nominating petitions are available for anyone interested in serving the district as a school board member. To get a nominating petition, please contact Leslie Coons, Clerk of the Board, at 518-828-4360 ext. 2100, or by email at districtclerk@hudsoncsd.org. Completed nominating petitions are due back to the board clerk in the District Office by Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 4 p.m.

BOE elections will take place with the annual school budget vote on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 12 noon - 9 p.m.


Information for New Board of Education Members

The "New Board of Education Member Brochure" is now available for download as a PDF file: New Member Brochure (188 KB)