Board of Education

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.

The Ichabod Crane Board of Education can be reached via email at boardofeducation@ichabodcrane.org
Emails sent to the above address go to the Board Clerk for further distribution to Board members.


2022-2023 Board of Education Members

          • Jennifer Allard (2024)
          • Elaine Berlin (2023)
          • John Chandler (2023)
          • Kelly Firmbach (2023)
          • Meghan Lafferty-Brown (2025)
          • Matthew Nelson (2025), President of the Board
          • Elizabeth Phillips (2025), Vice President of the Board
          • Anne Schaefer (2024)
          • Jared Widjeskog (2024)

Student Board Representative(s)

The 2021-2022 Student Board Representative(s) are:

      • At the August 16, 2022 Board meeting it is anticipated the Board will appoint the new student representative and alternate representative.

Board of Education Meeting Schedule (approved at the July 12, 2022 Organizational Meeting)

All meetings begin at 7pm on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise specified. These dates are subject to change.

July 12, 2022 (Organizational Meeting – High School Auditorium) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:https://youtu.be/p8q8n0HkV3Y

August 16, 2022 (Regular Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream: https://youtu.be/dvQIecqDaDg

Sept. 13, 2022 (Regular Meeting – High School STEAM Wing Innovations Lab) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

Oct 4, 2022 (Regular Meeting – Middle School) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

Nov. 1, 2022 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

Dec. 6, 2022 (Regular Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

Jan. 10, 2023 (Regular Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

Feb. 7, 2023 (Regular Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

March 7, 2023 (Regular Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

April 4, 2023 (Regular Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

April 18, 2023 (Special Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda |  Minutes | Live Stream:

April 25, 2023 (Special Meeting – High School Library – BOCES Budget Vote & Election) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

May 2, 2023 (Annual Budget Hearing – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes | Live Stream:

May 16, 2023 (Annual Budget Vote 8-9pm, High School Gym) – Minutes (no agenda, no live stream)

June 6, 2023 (Regular Meeting – High School Library)  Agenda |  Minutes | Live Stream:

June 15, 2023 Special Meeting – Anticipated Executive Session at 6:00 p.m. (with no additional action to be taken, no agenda, no live stream)

June 27, 2023 Tentative (Special Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda |  Minutes | Live Stream:

The Next Board of Education Committee Meetings Are:

Academic and Curriculum 8/15: 5:45 p.m. in the High School Distance Learning Room
Policy 9/7: 5:30 p.m. in the High School Distance Learning Room
Audit 9/20: 5:45 p.m. in the High School Distance Learning Room

2022 Board of Education Election

On May 17, 2022, district residents voted and re-elected Matthew Nelson and Elizabeth Phillips. Newly elected Board member Meghan Lafferty-Brown begins her term on July 1, 2022. These three Board members will hold terms until June 30, 2025. Voters also approved the budget for the 2022-23 school year. Budget information and voting information may be found here or by contacting the district clerk at mpotts@ichabodcrane.org or (518) 758-7575, ext. 3001.