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.

Board Meetings During COVID-19

Meeting Electronically
Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1 has suspended the provisions of the Open Meetings Law requiring school boards to conduct their business at meetings that allow for in-person attendance by the public. Due to that Executive Order, school boards can meet electronically using video and teleconferencing. Read more in Frequently Asked Questions from NYSSBA on Implementing the Open Meetings Law during the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Therefore, Ichabod Crane board meetings will be held on Zoom for public health and safety reasons. Members of the public will be allowed to view these meetings, but please be advised the district cannot guarantee information provided to Zoom by public attendees will be kept confidential nor do we guarantee that the data transmitted is secure.

Public Participation
At this point, the Board would like it noted that due to the new meeting format and concerns for security during meetings, there will not be a live public comment section in Zoom board meetings. However, the public is encouraged to continue reaching out to the Board via email at any time. Messages sent to this email address go to the Board Clerk for further distribution to all Board members.

The Next Board of Education Meeting(s) Are:

Date: Tuesday, April 13 (Regular Meeting)

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: Check back closer to the meeting date

Supporting Documents: 

The Next Board of Education Committee Meetings Are:

Date: March 2 (Communications), March 16 (Racial Justice in Education) and March 30 (Budget & Finance)

  • Meetings will be virtual. Anyone interested in attending (ie: viewing online) Committee Meetings should email Mindy Potts ( or call 518-758-7575 x3001

Time:  5:30 PM (Communications) and 5:45 PM (Racial Justice and Budget & Finance)

Supporting Documents: March 2021 Committee Meetings Posting

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.