School Board Meetings in New York Returning to In-Person as State of Emergency Ends

With Governor Cuomo’s announcement last week that executive orders related to the COVID-19 state of emergency were expiring, authorization for New York’s Boards of Education to meet virtually has ended. This means that moving forward, the Niskayuna Board of Education will meet in-person, beginning with the July 6 organizational meeting. In-person public attendance is also permitted, and the meetings will continue to be livestreamed for the public.

Board meetings will be held in the District Office Board Room, unless otherwise announced. Those who attend the meetings will need to wear a mask/facecovering and chairs will be set up with appropriate distance. The Van Antwerp Library Media Center will be used as an overflow room with a livestream feed of the meeting as needed.

Anyone who wishes to speak during the public comment portion of the Board meeting will address the Board in-person. Comments will no longer be submitted to an email address to be read at the meeting. In order to be sure that we can accommodate speakers and plan for the appropriate location and livestream setup, those who plan to make a public comment are asked to notify District Clerk Cynthia Gagnon of this by noon on the day of the meeting by email, cgagnon@niskyschools.org, or by phone, (518) 377-4666, ext. 4. It is not necessary to submit your comments ahead of time. Simply provide your name and address to the District Clerk.

We will continue to monitor the latest guidance and information and make any adjustments as needed.

July 6 Board of Education Meeting Information

Special note: Board member Kimberly Tully will be participating in this meeting via videoconference from the following location: 2600 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Pursuant to New York State Open Meetings Law, any member of the public may attend any site that is connected to the meeting via videoconferencing.