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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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
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:
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.