GUILDERLAND: Five vie for three seats

"I hope that, if I'm re-elected, to make staff, administration and school board members available to the community at large," said Fraterrigo.

Fraterrigo has managed and coached numerous community sports teams over the past 26 years. In addition, she has served on the Guilderland Public Library board of trustees for 18 years, including terms as president and vice president.

Carolyn Kelly

Carolyn Kelly has been an auditor for 17 years and a Guilderland resident for 21. She currently has children at high school, middle school and preschool levels. Kelly said that, as a board member, she would be extending her service to the district.

"I've been involved in many different ways in the school," said Kelly. She has served on the citizen's budget advisory committee since 1999, was a PTA member at Pine Bush Elementary, Farnsworth Middle School and the high school, worked on the elementary school hiring committee, the security subcommittee and currently serves on the PTA council.

"I really love kids," said Kelly, on her decision to run for the open seat. "I want to make sure that the kids get the best education they can get."

There are a number of issues moving forward that Kelly said she would like to be a part of, including the selection of a superintendent.

"I really want to make sure we have a good superintendent," said Kelly. "I'd like to be a part of that process."

Kelly also said she would like to be part of the budget process to "make sure we're spending money wisely." Kelly said that in the long term, the district's projected decrease in enrollment, and lowered state aid would need " thoughtful discussions."

Kelly said that she would like to give the opportunity for parents and taxpayers to be heard.

"I would be a board member that listens," said Kelly.

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