Bio: My husband Fred and I have lived in Glenville for four years with our six children. When looking at upstate towns we were immediately drawn to the Scotia-Glenville community. We couldn't wait to become part of this town. Since moving in we joined the Glenville YMCA, which we found to be an irreplaceable resource. Our children also had the chance to take part in a variety of sports available to local youth. They are proud to be Tartans and look forward to representing their community
Why are you running for school board?
I wanted to take an active role in my children's education and share my experience to increase volunteerism within our community.
If elected, what do you hope to accomplish?
To ensure all of our students have the tools, courses, and experience available to then to succeed. We need to set the bar at the highest standards. Our students will need every opportunity to prepare to be successful citizens.
What is your opinion of the 2010-11 school budget?
This year's budget crisis was caused by the financial mess our state is in. Our school budget problem stems from the lack of aid. We need to put the spotlight on the elected officials who allowed this to happen.
What would you bring to the school board?
I would try to bring more community involvement to the board. I would welcome all residents to contact me with their ideals to where we should be as a school community.
Bio: Colleen Benedetto, of 3 Charles Street, is seeking a second term on the board.She owns and operates the Just Charming custom jewelry business from her home.She studied child psychology at Schenectady County Community College.
Benedetto has been involved in Highland Soccer, Girl Scouts and the Sacandaga PTA. She is active with the American Diabetes Association. She attends the First Reformed Church of Scotia.She and her husband, Ken, have three children: Gabby, grade 9 at the high school; Ally, grade 6 at the middle school; and Nick, grade 3 at Sacandaga. She is a lifelong district resident.