Candidates run unopposed in N. Colonie

Siren Chudgar and incumbent Ann Foster look for your vote in N. Colonie election

The vote on school district budgets is Tuesday, May 17, which is not too far away, but also on that day district residents will be able to vote in members of the Board of Education.

In North Colonie Central School District, two candidates are running unopposed for their positions, but they are still going to be looking for the public's votes. One of them is Siren Chudgar, who has two children that attend Forts Ferry Elementary School, and is the PTA Council President.

He has been at many of the Board of Education meetings and nearly all of the budget forums the district had held. Keeping informed is something that is important to Chudgar, and after a few years of attending meetings, he felt it was the right time to take a more active role.

I feel like it is the right time for me to step forward and really volunteer my time at a different level for the benefit of all the students in North Colonie, he said. "I really want to work hard with the board members and the administration, to ensure that we provide all our children with the best education possible and do it in a manner that is fiscally prudent and responsible."

He said he plans to work hard on the budget and recognizes that it most likely won't be any easier. As the district began the budget process in October, he commended the board for hearing many of the district's parents' concerns very early on.

"This is a board of education and an administration that listens to parents voice their opinions and concerns on a variety of issues and I think that connection with our parents is very important," he said. "If the superintendent suggests next year that we do that again, I would be fully supportive of getting out ahead of it again next year."

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