Hudson City School District Board of Education

Board of Education Meetings (2018-2019)

Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. unless noted.

Click here to download the 2018-2019 Board of Education Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Board Members

President: Carrie Otty, 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2020
Vice President: Willette Jones, 5/17/2016 - 06/30/2018
Sage Carter, 7/01/2015 - 6/30/2020
Lucinda Segar, 12/18/2017 - 6/30/2019
Sumayyah Shabazz, 7/01/2016 - 06/30/2019
Linda Hopkins, 5/17/2016 - 06/30/2021
Maria McLaughlin, 7/01/2014 - 6/30/2019

Board Committees

Audit Committee
Carrie Otty
Lucinda Segar
Sumayyah Shabazz

Budget Committee
Carrie Otty
Willette Jones

Facilities Committee
Sage Carter
Willette Jones

Policy Committee
Linda Hopkins
Maria McLaughlin
Lucinda Segar

News 2018-19

Seeking Candidates to Fill Vacancy on School Board

August 14, 2018 - The Hudson City School District Board of Education is seeking candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Board after Sumayyah Shabazz resigned for personal reasons prior to the end of her term. The temporary appointment will expire on June 30, 2019.

Anyone interested in serving the school district as an interim Board member should send a letter of interest to Leslie Coons, Clerk of the Board, Hudson City School District, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534, or by email at districtclerk@hudsoncsd.org. Letters of interest will be accepted until Friday, September 14, 2018, at 4 p.m.

Candidates should be available to attend the Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hudson Senior High School library so that the Board can meet the candidates before deciding on an appointment. Learn more about what all prospective school board members should know.

News 2017-18

Board of Education Election Results (2018-2019)

(Wednesday, May 16, 2018) -- In the Board of Education election, incumbents Lucinda Segar and Willette Jones were re-elected. Ms. Segar received 363 votes and will fill the three-year term beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. Ms. Jones received 357 votes and will complete the remainder of Mr. Kisselburgh’s term, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. There were 34 write-in votes. Thank you to everyone who voted.


Board of Education Candidates (2018-2019)

(May 1, 2018) -- There are two (2) open seats on the Board of Education up for election on the May 2018 budget ballot. One seat is a full three-year term, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. The second seat is the remaining term of Board member David Kisselburgh, who resigned for personal reasons prior to the end of his term. This is a one-year term, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Each seat is a non-paid term.

Running for these seats are current Board members Willette Jones and Lucinda Segar. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes will fill the three-year term, and the candidate with the next highest number of votes will fill the one-year term.

budget vote May 15 2018

Click here for information about the proposed budget and polling locations.


Board of Education Nominating Petitions

The district has two (2) open Board of Education seats on the May 2018 budget ballot. One seat is a full three-year term, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. The second seat is the remaining term of Board member David Kisselburgh, who resigned for personal reasons prior to the end of his term. This term is effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

Starting on Thursday, March 29, 2018, nominating petitions are available for anyone interested in serving the school district as a member of the Hudson City School District Board of Education. Nominating petitions must be filed by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2018.

To get a nominating petition, please contact Leslie Coons, Clerk of the Board, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.:

Leslie Coons, Clerk of the Board
Hudson City School District
215 Harry Howard Avenue
Hudson, NY 12534
Phone: 518-828-4360, ext. 2100
Email: coonslx@hudsoncsd.org

Prospective Nominees must have a primary residence in the Hudson City School District and be registered voters. For information, contact Leslie Coons, District Clerk, at 518-828-4360 ext. 2100.

Learn more about what all prospective school board members should know.


New Interim School Board Member Fills Vacant Seat

December 18, 2017 - The Board of Education appointed Lucinda Segar to fill a vacant seat following the resignation of Mr. Kisselburgh. Ms. Segar's temporary appointment will expire on May 15, 2018; however, the interim Board member can choose to run for election to the Board (and complete the term through June 30, 2019 if elected).


Seeking Candidates to Fill Vacancy

November 13, 2017 - The Board of Education is seeking candidates to temporarily fill a vacant seat on the Board after Mr. Kisselburgh recently resigned for personal reasons. The temporary appointment will expire on May 15, 2018; however, the interim Board member can choose to run for election to the Board (and complete the term through June 30, 2019 if elected).

Anyone interested in serving the school district as an interim Board member should send a letter of interest to Leslie Coons, Clerk of the Board, Hudson City School District, 215 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534 or by email at coonslx@hudsoncsd.org. The deadline for consideration is Thursday, December 14, 2017.

If you submit a letter of interest, please be prepared to attend the first portion of the Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hudson Senior High School library so that the Board can meet the candidates before deciding on an appointment. 

News 2016-17

Public Notice of Financial Statements

Notice is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of the Hudson City School District for the period beginning on July 1, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2016, have been examined by an independent public accountant, and that the report of, or management letter prepared in conjunction with the external audit by the independent public accountant has been filed in my office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons.  Pursuant to §35 of the General Municipal law, the governing board of the Hudson City School District has, in its discretion, prepared a written response to the report of external audit or management letter by the independent public accountant and filed such response in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons.

All reports can be reviewed below under "Audits."

Meet the new BOE members

(May 23, 2016) - Board of Education candidates Linda Hopkins and Sumayyah Shabazz have been elected to the Hudson CSD school board. Based on the number of votes for each candidate, Hopkins received the 5-year term (with 483 votes) and Shabazz received the 3-year term (with 411 votes).

Voters had the option to write-in a third candidate to serve on the Board of Education. With 93 write-in votes, Willette Jones received the third, partial-term seat.

Click here to meet the new Board of Education members.


School budget passes, three BOE members elected

Thank you to everyone who came out to vote. The following are the results from Tuesday, May 17:


2016-2017 Budget:
Yes   421
No   220
   
   
Three Board of Ed. seats:
Linda Hopkins  483
Sumayyah Shabazz   411
Willette Jones 93 (write-in)

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Audits

Audit Archive

Code of Conduct Advisory Committee

Presentations


Change in BOE Meeting Location

Board of Education meetings will now be held in the Hudson High School library. Residents are encouraged to park in the north parking lot (by the electronic sign) and enter through the door by the parking lot. Signs will be posted.


New Board of Education Members

The New Board of Education Member Brochure is now available for download as a PDF file. Brochure (PDF, 188K)