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.


2021 Board of Education Election

On May 18, 2021, residents elected Jared Widjeskog, Jennifer Allard and Anne Schaefer to the Board of Education. Each seat on the board is for a 3-year term. The terms for Mr. Widjeskog and Ms. Allard begin on May 19, 2021, while Ms. Schaefer’s term begins on July 1, 2021.

Residents also approved a $43,878,924 budget for the 2021-2022 school year by a vote of 874 (yes) to 402 (no).


Board of Education Meeting Schedule

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

July 13, 2021 (Organizational Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes

July 26, 2021 (Special Workshop Meeting, 4-7 p.m., Kinderhook Library) – Minutes

July 28, 2021 (Special Workshop Meeting, 4-8 p.m., High School Library) – Minutes

August 3, 2021 (Regular Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes

August 24, 2021 (Regular Board Meeting – High School Library) – Agenda  |  Minutes

Sept. 14, 2021 (Regular Meeting – Middle School) – Agenda Minutes

Oct 12, 2021 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes

Nov. 2, 2021 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes  |  Live Stream: https://youtu.be/jbJ_mt07YiY

Dec. 7, 2021 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes

Jan. 11, 2022 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes

Feb. 1, 2022 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes

March 1, 2022 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes

April 5, 2022 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes

April 26, 2022 (Special Meeting – Primary School (BOCES Budget Vote & Election) – Agenda  |  Minutes

May 3, 2022 (Annual Budget Hearing – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes

May 17, 2022 (Annual Budget Vote 8-9pm, High School Gym) – Agenda  |  Minutes

June 7, 2022 (Regular Meeting – Primary School) – Agenda  |  Minutes


The Next Board of Education Committee Meetings Are:

Communications 11/2: 5:45pm in the Primary School Library – this meeting will also be held virtually for those wishing to attend but who cannot make it in person: https://meet.google.com/kqh-ieve-bkj?hs=224
Policy 11/16: 5:00 p.m. in the High School Library

2021-2022 Board of Education Members

          • Jennifer Allard (2024)
          • Elaine Berlin (2023)
          • John Chandler (2023)
          • Kelly Firmbach (2023)
          • Matthew Nelson (2022), President of the Board
          • Jeffrey Ouellette (2022)
          • Elizabeth Phillips (2022), Vice President of the Board
          • Anne Schaefer (2024)
          • Jared Widjeskog (2024)

Student Board Representative(s)

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

      • Daniel Chen
      • Lillian Gould (alternate student representative)

Board of Education Meeting Dates, 2021-2022*

*Please note dates are subject to change

View the full schedule of the 2021-2022 board meeting dates here. These dates were approved at the Annual Board Organizational Meeting on July 13, 2021.