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Board of Education

General Information

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.

2016-2017 Board of Education Members

Anthony Welcome, President (2019)
Cheryl Trefzger, Vice-President (2017)
John Antalek (2018)
Dan Cohn (2017)
Matthew Nelson (2019)
Jeffrey Ouellette (2019)
Susan Ramos (2017)
Regina Rose (2018)
Michael Stead (2017)


Next Meeting of the Board of Education April 4

A regular meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ichabod Crane High School library. The agenda will be posted here prior to the meeting.


Four Seats on Board of Education Up for Election on May 16
Nominating Petitions are due no later than April 17 at 5 p.m.

(March 28, 2017) Four of the nine seats on the Board of Education are up for election on May 16, 2017. District residents interested in running for a seat can obtain a nominating petition beginning March 30 through the District Clerk, Mindy Potts, in the Central Office, located in the High School Building, 2910 Route 9, Valatie, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Completed petitions are due back to the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017.

The terms of Susan Ramos and Cheryl Trefzger will expire on June 30, 2017. The terms of Dan Cohn and Michael Stead will expire on May 17, 2017.

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 mpotts@ichabodcrane.org.


Board of Education Passes Motion to Extend Cold War Tax Exemption

(Jan. 17, 2017) The Ichabod Crane CSD Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to extend a tax exemption to veterans of the Cold War who primarily reside in the district. Governor Cuomo signed legislation in August which allows school districts the option to grant Cold War Veterans an exemption from school taxes. Cold War Veterans were already eligible to receive an exemption from town & county taxes and now this legislation allows the schools to grant it as well. The formal resolution will be on the agenda for the Feb. 7 Board of Education meeting. LEARN MORE


Cohn and Stead Sworn In as New Board Members

(Oct. 6, 2016) In September, the Ichabod Crane Board of Education appointed Daniel Cohn of Stockport and Michael Stead of Valatie to fill vacancies created by the resignations of John Chandler and Tracy Farrell. Both will serve until May 16, 2017. New York State law allows school boards to fill such vacancies by appointment until the next regular election in May. Learn More


Board Adopts Updated Strategic Operating Plan

(Oct. 5, 2016) The Ichabod Crane Central School District Board of Education first approved the Strategic Operating Plan on May 12, 2015. The Committees met in September 2016 to update the plan which was adopted by the Board on October 4, 2016. View the Strategic Operating Plan


Previous News:

Residents Approve Budget & Elect Welcome, Nelson & Ouellette to the Board of Education

ICC Board Supports New Paltz Resolution On Common Core, APPR and Testing

Board Accepts Recommendations of Aids/Sex Education Advisory Council Charged With Reviewing Curriculum

Board Approves Instructional Technology Plan

Board Approves Alternative Veterans’ Exemption at Basic Level & Gold Star Parent Provision

Board of Education Accepts Clean Audit Report by Independent Auditor

Board Approves Resolutions Related to Standardized Tests & Student Privacy


Contacting the BOE

Email address to contact the Board of Education members: BoardofEducation@ichabodcrane.org

Your message will be received by Mindy Potts, Board Clerk, who will forward it to the Board members.

Email address to contact the student representative:
studentboardofed@ichabodcrane.org