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Board of Education

General Information

The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of our school district. Nine members serve on the Board, without pay, and are elected to three-year terms. Board elections take place in May along with the annual school budget vote.

2017-2018 Board of Education Members

John Antalek (2018)
Brendan Caluneo (2018)
Dan Cohn (2020)
Tammy Crawford (2020)
Matthew Nelson, Vice President (2019)
Jeffrey Ouellette (2019)
Susan Ramos (2020)
Regina Rose (2018)
Anthony Welcome, President (2019)

Next Meeting of the Board of Education May 1

The Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane High School library. The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.

Nominating Petitions to Run for Three Seats on Board of Education Due By April 16 at 5 PM

(March 29, 2018) Ichabod Crane Central School District announces petitions for candidates for the Board of Education are currently available. Petitions are obtained through the District Clerk, Mindy Potts, in the Central Office, located in the High School Building, 2910 Route 9, Valatie. Three vacancies are to be filled on the Board of Education. The three vacancies are for three-year terms as the as the terms of John Antalek, Brendan Caluneo and Regina Rose will expire June 30, 2018. Completed petitions are due back to the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.

Questions about serving on the Board of Education or the candidate petition process can be directed to the Ichabod Crane District Clerk, Mindy Potts at 758-7575 ext. 3001 or via email at

Board of Education Adopts 'Rider Goals 2021'

(Feb. 8, 2018) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education adopted the 'Rider Goals 2021' at its meeting on Feb. 6, 2018. 'Rider Goals 2021' takes the place of the previous strategic plan. Visit the webpage here.

Board Holds Retreat to Learn About Responsibilies, Roles and Goal Setting

(Aug. 7, 2017) The Ichabod Crane Board of Education held a retreat on July 31 in the Ichabod Crane High School library. Jamie McPherson of the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) facilitated the four-hour session in which board members learned about effective organizations and leadership, roles and responsibilities, communication and the goal setting process.

"This was a great opportunity for our board to collaborate, reflect on the roles and responsibilities of board members and start the goal setting process," Superintendent Michael Vanyo said. "We plan to continue our work in October with NYSSBA and develop goals that will set the framework for the 2018-19 school year."

Board of Education Passes Motion to Extend Cold War Tax Exemption

(Jan. 17, 2017) The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to extend a tax exemption to veterans of the Cold War who primarily reside in the district. Governor Cuomo signed legislation in August which allows school districts the option to grant Cold War Veterans an exemption from school taxes. Cold War Veterans were already eligible to receive an exemption from town & county taxes and now this legislation allows the schools to grant it as well. The formal resolution will be on the agenda for the Feb. 7 Board of Education meeting. LEARN MORE

Previous News:

Residents Approve Budget & Elect Welcome, Nelson & Ouellette to the Board of Education

ICC Board Supports New Paltz Resolution On Common Core, APPR and Testing

Board Accepts Recommendations of Aids/Sex Education Advisory Council Charged With Reviewing Curriculum

Board Approves Instructional Technology Plan

Board Approves Alternative Veterans’ Exemption at Basic Level & Gold Star Parent Provision

Board of Education Accepts Clean Audit Report by Independent Auditor

Board Approves Resolutions Related to Standardized Tests & Student Privacy

Contacting the BOE

Email address to contact the Board of Education members:

Your message will be received by Mindy Potts, Board Clerk, who will forward it to the Board members.

Email address to contact the student representative: