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
Emails sent to the above address go to the Board Clerk for further distribution to Board members.

2021 Board of Education Election

The Ichabod Crane Board of Education Election and 2021-2021 Budget Vote are scheduled for May 18, 2021.

2021 Board of Education Candidates

Learn more about the five (5) individuals running for the Ichabod Crane Board of Education here.

A virtual “Meet the Candidates Night” will be hosted by the High School Participatory Government Class on Monday, May 10. The event will start at 6:30 PM on Zoom. Use the information below to join on the night of.

Board Vacancies for 2021

Three (3) vacancies available this year, each for three-year terms. The board members with expiring terms are John Antalek (term expires June 30, 2021), Susan Ramos and Ruth Moore (both terms expire May 18, 2021).

Board Eligibility

Individuals are eligible for election to the Board if they are qualified voters of the district (district resident for at least one (1) year, a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old). New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve. Board members receive no salaries or other compensation.


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

The Next Board of Education Meeting(s) Are:

Date: Tuesday, May 4 (Regular Meeting, Annual Budget Hearing)

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Primary School Auditorium. A limited number of socially distanced seats will be available, but members of the public are encouraged to attend via Zoom if possible to avoid a large number of people in an enclosed space.

Agenda: Regular Meeting Agenda for May 4, 2021

  • The link to join via Zoom will be included in the agenda PDF above and the meeting posting below.

Supporting Documents: Public Notice for May 4 meeting.

The Next Board of Education Committee Meetings Are:

Date: May 4 (Academic), May 11 (Negotiations), May 20 (Equity, Inclusivity & Diversity) & May 26 (Facilities)

  • Academic meeting will be in the Primary School Auditorium
  • Negotiations and Facilities meetings will be in High School Distance Learning Room
  • Equity, Inclusivity & Diversity will be virtual. Anyone interested in attending (ie: viewing online) should email Mindy Potts ( or call 518-758-7575 x3001

Time:  5:00 PM (Negotiations and Equity, Inclusivity & Diversity) & 5:45 PM (Academic and Facilities)

Supporting Documents: Public Notice for Upcoming Committee Meetings

2020-2021 Board of Education Members

          • John Antalek (2021), Vice President of the Board
          • Elaine Berlin (2023)
          • John Chandler (2023)
          • Kelly Firmbach (2023)
          • Ruth Moore (2021)
          • Matthew Nelson (2022), President of the Board
          • Jeffrey Ouellette (2022)
          • Elizabeth Phillips (2022)
          • Susan Ramos (2021)

Student Board Representative(s)

The 2020-2021 Student Board Representative(s) are:

      • Erin Curry
      • Eric (Tismark) Boham (Alternate)

Board of Education Meeting Dates, 2020-2021*

*Please note dates are subject to change

View the full schedule of the 2020-2021 board meeting dates here. These dates were approved at the Annual Board Organizational Meeting on July 14, 2020.