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South Colonie leaves board seat vacant

Of the now eight-member board, Motto is the last member to have a child attending school in the district, though Board Member Rick Dunn does have "one on the way," according to Ryan.

Ryan said in his 15 years on the board he has never seen the board operate with eight members, and he has not heard of it being done in the past. But, "legally, it can be done," he said.

Ryan said he does not foresee any conflicts with having an eight-member board, although he did explain the possibility of a 4-to-4 vote. Should that happen, Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner said, the resolution would be tabled until the next meeting, giving board members the opportunity to discuss the issue, and then it will be voted on again.

Applicants who showed interest in being appointed will not be forgotten, Ryan said. The district plans to bring each of them in for Board of Education orientation workshops to show what it takes to be a member of the board.""

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