Board of Education

Board of Education


The February 9th Board of Education meeting that was cancelled due to weather has been rescheduled to TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the boardroom.

Like public school systems, BOCES are governed by a policy-making board of education. The 11 members of the Questar III board serve three-year terms and are elected by component boards from Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties through a special vote held each April.

BOCES Board members represent and are accountable to our component school boards. The duties and responsibilities of the Board members include:

  • Appointing BOCES district superintendents (subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education
  • Setting policies for the organization and plans for the future
  • Provided shared services and programs to component school districts
  • Employing teachers and staff to delivery programs and services
  • Preparing an annual BOCES budget and overseeing spending

The BOCES District Superintendent works closely with the members of the board to implement state laws and board policies and directions.

Meet the Board

John Hill
Edmund Brooks
Lynn Clum
John Hill
Joseph Garland
Nadine Gazzola
James Keegan
Mary Marro-Giroux
Marilyn Noonan
Carol Orvis
Paul Puccio
Frank Zwack


Did you know?

Questar III board members either serve or have served on local district boards and collectively have rendered more than 250 years of service to the children of the region. Many of them also have experience as board presidents or vice presidents in their districts.

For more information
Robin Emanatian
Board Clerk
Phone: (518) 479-6882 
Fax: (518) 477-9833