Board of Education

Meet the Board

Schedule, Agendas & Minutes

Board Policies

Committees and Liaisons

Audit Committee

Board meetings are typically on Tuesdays, twice per month, in the Board Room at the District Offices (1239 Van Antwerp Road) beginning at 6 p.m. Some meetings are held at schools across the district.

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board of education

The Niskayuna Board of Education is a seven-member, all-volunteer board elected by the community that is responsible for the governance of the school district. There are also non-voting student representatives to the Board from the junior and senior class. Meet the Board 

Board meeting schedule

Please click here for a schedule of meetings for the year and an archive of minutes for past meetings.


Meeting materials on BoardDocs

Agendas are typically posted on BoardDocs, a paperless meeting document portal, on the Friday afternoon preceding a Board meeting. Supporting materials are generally available on BoardDocs on the Monday before the meeting.


Audit Committee

The mission of the Niskayuna Central School District Audit Committee is to provide independent advice, assistance, and and recommendations to the board in the oversight of the internal and external audit functions of the district. Learn more about the committee and access meeting documents


Speaking at a Board meeting

The Board of Education welcomes public comments at all board meetings. Citizens who wish to address the board are asked to complete a speaker form (available at meetings) and to submit it to the Board of Education President prior to the meeting. Comments are generally taken at the beginning of public meetings.


Archive of Board meeting minutes

Minutes from past school year's, beginning with 2003-04, are available in this archive.


Board of Education members

E-mail the entire Board at

Rosemarie Perez Jaquith, President

David Koes, Vice President

Brian Backus

Jack Calareso

Nicki Foley

Howard Schlossberg

Jennifer Zhao

Click here for Board of Education member bios, committee assignments, and phone numbers.


About board of education service

"An Overview of Serving as a Board of Education Member" is published annually by the district.


Board of Education Principles of Operation

These eight Principles of Operation are designed to reinforce the Board's continuing efforts to conduct business in a respectful and productive manner and to be responsive to the community, students, taxpayers and the mission of the district.