Board of Education

District seeks contractors for electric vehicle supply equipment, charging infrastructure and related services for future electric school buses

When the Scotia-Glenville School District opened up the competitive process for EV Infrastructure, they announced School Business Manager Andrew Giaquinto was accepting questions from contractors and would post the answers on the district website. Click link for reference.

The questions and answers are listed below.

Question 1: The Electric Busses typically can only accept 480V (aka: DCFC chargers), level 2 chargers are not 480V and instead run on 120/208V or 240V. Are you looking for level 2 chargers to be included in this quote/scope with that said? The bid called for no level 1, but leaves level 2 open. I am going to assume that we will not want/need level 2 chargers here. We will plan to provide “written certification from the bus OEM or representative dealership that the charger is compatible with the vehicle”. Will the school provide this contact, or would you like us to include the contact and written certification?

Answer 1: Yes, we are looking for an appropriate number of Level 2 and Level 3 chargers to be included in this quote.  Please provide the OEM certification and point of contact to demonstrate your due diligence and to confirm that the infrastructure will be compatible with any buses selected by the District.


Question 2: The bid is a little unclear on whether or not you want the physical busses included in the bid. Are you looking purely for chargers and infrastructure or are you looking for support on purchasing the busses as well?

Answer 2: The District is not looking for support on purchasing the buses.


Question 3: How many runs do the busses take each day? How long are they sitting between runs? Avg miles, etc. This all will help shape the size/power needed for the DCFC’s.

Answer 3: Please see this chart.


Question 4: We were told 5 busses will be electric by roughly 2025. Do you want the infrastructure to support all 40-50 busses electric or just the 5 current busses? Typically for schools, we have been installing the power for the future (full electric fleet) but just enough plugs for the current phase.

Answer 4: As set forth in section 3.3.1, we want to have an incremental and fully completed charging and EVSE infrastructure plan in place.

The district livestreams Board meetings on YouTube

2023-24 School Year

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria unless otherwise noted

Click the link of each date to read the days agenda and supporting documents

Former Board of Education Agendas and Minutes

Click this link for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Board of Education Agendas.

The Board of Education

The Scotia-Glenville Board of Education is composed of seven non-paid members who serve three-year terms. Members are elected by the voters in the district to establish policy and govern the schools. The board works cooperatively with the Scotia-Glenville Central School District to ensure all students are provided with the highest quality educational experience possible.

The Board of Education typically meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month (though that may be altered in months with Monday holidays). All meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held at the various school locations throughout the Scotia-Glenville community. Locations may change, so please check back before a meeting to confirm the location.

Board adopts goals for the 2023-24 school year

  1. The Board of Education Policy Committee, in conjunction with the superintendent, will
    complete the first critical review of all district policies and make recommendations for
    updates, insertions, and deletions. The Policy Committee will report on progress to date
    at the monthly business meeting.
  2. Two members of the Board of Education will work with Principal Cosmer and the
    assistant principal, as well as Supervisor Koetzle, Mayor Bucciferro, Chief Janik, and
    Chief Harrington to support the Middle School efforts within the SCEP and WEB
    programs. Planned and implemented activities may include assemblies, whole school,
    or grade level events. If feasible, these activities may be extended to elementary or high
    school students or serve as models for efforts at either grade levels (k-5 or 9-12).
  3. Support the superintendent’s efforts, in conjunction with Tangible Developments, to
    create a Community Council that meets quarterly and identifies questions / concerns /
    positives in the district from a stakeholder perspective. Information gathered will be
    utilized to communicate with the greater Scotia-Glenville community.

Interested in running for the Board of Education?

The New York State School Boards Association has created this webpage entitled The School Board Member Experience to answer questions from new and potential school board members. Check it out!

To run for office:

  • download this petition and collect signatures from 25 qualified voters in the Scotia-Glenville School District. The completed nominating petitions must be returned to the Business Office, 900 Preddice Parkway, Scotia by April 22, 2024.
  • Biographical information sheet for newsletter and website writeups
  • This form has to be submitted three times (as per these state requirements), indicating how much candidates spent on the election. The dates required for 2024 are April 22, May 16, and June 10.

Board members serve three-year terms with no salary. They are responsible for overseeing the activities and policies of the school district. Meetings are typically held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

Click here for an overview from the New York State School Boards Association that details the responsibilities of a Board of Education member.

New York State Open Meetings Law

In accordance with recent changes to the state Open Meetings Law, the following supplemental files are provided from the Board of Education’s meeting.

The revisions to the Open Meetings Law address two types of records that are “scheduled to be the subject of a discussion” during an open meeting:

  • Those that are required to be made available pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law; and
  • Proposed resolutions, law, rules, regulations, policies or amendments thereto.

When either type of document is scheduled to be discussed during an open meeting, the law requires that they be made available to the public, to the extent practicable, either prior to or at the meeting. A school district or government body may either make copies available at the meeting for a fee, typically 25 cents per page, or may post them on the agency’s maintained website prior to the meeting.

The Scotia-Glenville Central School District agrees with the Committee on Open Government that “through the disclosure of records scheduled to be discussed during open meetings, the public can gain the ability to better understand and appreciate the issues faced by government.”

Here is a link about the Open Meetings Law:

New York State’s Freedom of Information Law

The Freedom of Information Law reaffirms your right to know how your government operates. It provides rights of access to records reflective of governmental decisions and policies that affect the lives of every New Yorker. The law preserves the Committee on Open Government, which was created by the enactment of the original Freedom of Information Law in 1974.

Here is more information about the Freedom of Information Law.