School board seeks candidate to fill a 7-month vacancy

GUILDERLAND — The Guilderland School Board is seeking to fill a vacancy for the seat previously held by Benjamin Goes, who recently resigned. New York State law allows school boards to fill such vacancies by appointment until the next regular election in May.

All interested candidates will be interviewed for the vacant seat. The interview will take place Sept. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. as part of a special school board meeting, which is open to the public.

The successful candidate is expected to be appointed to the board at its Oct. 5 meeting.

The appointment will be for a term of approximately seven months, from Oct. 5, 2021 through May 17, 2022. If the appointee wishes to complete the remainder of Goes’s three-year term, ending on June 30, 2023, he or she would need to file a petition and run for election in May along with any other interested candidates.

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the appointment.

The board invites community members to submit a letter of interest and résumé, as well as any other documentation that may be helpful in the selection process for review no later than Sept 13.

Letters and documentation should be mailed to: District Clerk Linda Livingston, Guilderland Central School District, Post Office Box 18, 8 School Road, Guilderland Center, NY 12085. Candidates may also submit materials to

For more information, call Livingston at 518-456-6200, ext. 3125.

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