The Spotlight sent out a questionnaire to all school board candidates running in the Tuesday May 18 elections. Each candidate was asked to provide a short biography, answer four questions, and provide a free response on any topic. The six candidates below will be vying for four seats on the school board. The three candidates will the most votes will be elected to full 3 year terms, while the candidate that comes in 4th place will be elected to a one year term, to complete the term of deceased member John Dornbush. Emilio Genzano, who is currently running for the first time, was appointed by the board last year to fill the seat left vacant.
Barbara Fraterrigo and her husband, Philip, are the proud parents of five children, Philip, Michael, David, Lynn and Kerri-Ann. All are Guilderland graduates. Mrs. Fraterrigo is a graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston where she majored in biology and chemistry and minored in secondary education. She has shared her enthusiasm for sports with the youth of our community by managing and coaching baseball, softball and CYO and GBA basketball over a 20-year period. Mrs. Fraterrigo currently serves on the Guilderland Public Library Board and the School Board and is a communicant of Christ the King Church.
What Motivated You To Run for the School Board? I'm offering to serve another term on the Board because of a true desire to give back to a community that I have called home for thirty-eight years. A good education is the greatest gift that a community can give its children. My children benefited greatly and I'd like to continue our tradition of excellence. I have served on the Board since 1997 and believe that I have demonstrated an ability to serve the needs of our students while being ever mindful of the ability of the taxpayer to foot the bill. I have the ability to listen with an open mind to all sides of an issue before reaching a conclusion.