Board of Education

The Wynantskill UFSD Board of Education consists of five elected community members charged with setting the goals and establishing the policies to create a successful school district for our community’s children. Board members are unpaid volunteers serving three-year terms.

The Board adopts the annual budget and makes decisions on a range of educational issues. The Board is not responsible for the day-to-day operations of Gardner-Dickinson School. Parents are encouraged to contact Superintendent Dr. Mary Yodis for specific school concerns.

Our community is welcome to attend Board meetings. We value your interest and encourage you to voice any questions or concerns you may have about your school district.

Board of Education Members

Supt. Mary Yodis (back, center) with Wynantskill UFSD Board members, left to right: (back) Darcy Mack, Cathy Castle, and (front) Andrew Lanesey, Nichole Hurbanek, Eric Strang.

Darcy Mack

Andrew Lanesey

Cathy Castle

Eric Strang

Nichole Hurbanek

 

Board of Education Members

Darcy Mack, President (2021-24)

Andrew Lanesey, Vice-President (2019-22)
Cathleen Castle (2019-22)
Nichole Hurbanek (2021-24)
Eric Strang (2020-23)

Contacting the Board of Education

You can email the Board at BoardofEducation@wynantskillufsd.org or contact District Clerk Kyle Barber at 518-283-4600.

District Goals

  • Increase academic achievement for all students.
  • Value continuous school improvement.
  • Foster a safe, respectful, responsible and positive school community.
  • Promote open and effective communication.
  • Provide a quality educational program while remaining fiscally responsible.

SMART Goal for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Wynantskill UFSD will increase a schoolwide culture and climate of respect and collaboration among students, families, teachers, staff and district leadership by 50% by June 2023.

Interested in Running for the Board of Education?

Wynantskill UFSD residents who are interested in running for a Board of Education position can find the nominating petition below. Each nominating petition must contain a minimum of 25 valid signatures and must be returned to the district clerk by 5 p.m. on April 18, 2022.

Board of Education 2022 Candidate Packet

2022 Running for the School Board Handbook (English Version) (1)

Notice of 2022-2023 Budget Hearing and Vote Information

Here is the 2022-2023 Notice of Budget Hearing and Vote Information.

 

Notice of OSC Audit Report for Wynantskill Union Free School District — Purchasing

Here is the OSC Audit Report for Wynantskill Union Free School District.