District Office

15 Mountain Rd.

Ravena, NY 12143 518.756.5200

Robert K. Libby,

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Meet the Candidates night

On May 16, voters will vote to fill three seats on the Board of Education. The three candidates will be elected to three-year terms to begin July 1. Board members are unpaid. Candidates will appear on the ballot in this order: Tina Furst-Hotaling, William McFerran, Peter Ross.
The Board of Education's Meet the Candidates night will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2, in the High School Library. Click here to see the candidates for the 2017-18 BOE.

Latter and Reville re-elected as BOE president, vice-president

District Board of Education members voted unanimously July 12 to elect James Latter to his fourth term as board president and Edward “Teddy” Reville to a third term as vice president, during the board’s annual reorganization meeting. [read more]


Board of Education Meetings

The nine-member RCS Board of Education meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Exceptions are made to avoid conflicts with religious holy days, state and national conferences or extended recess periods.

The meetings begin with a closed Executive Session at 6 p.m. followed by an open meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Location unless otherwise noted on the agenda is the High School Library.

Meetings may also be held at the various school buildings and in those cases, advance notice of the meeting is given on this website. The Board of Education holds special meetings as needed.

Board of Education members are elected to three-year terms. Elections are held each year on the third Tuesday in May.

Stay Involved, Stay Informed

All Board of Education meeting agendas and regular session materials are posted in advance of the meetings. BOE Minutes and archived meeting videos are available within 1-2 days following the meeting. View the documents here

Watch meetings "live"

Watch board meetings from your home using streaming video! All RCS board meetings can be watched live using streaming video.

Follow this live video link to watch the next Board of Education meeting as it is happening. Please note this link will only work during the meeting.


Within 1-2 days of the meeting, the archived video link will be available here.

What does the board do?

A local board of education is an agency of New York State that is governed by state law and the regulations of the commissioner of education. The Board of Education of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS) Central School District is made up of nine members who are elected by qualified voters of the district. All board members run "at large" in the district and serve without pay for three-year terms. New York State law does not limit the number of terms a board member may serve. The board’s five main areas of responsibility are:

  • to establish all school district policies;
  • to develop an annual budget for public approval;
  • to approve or disapprove the Superintendent’s recommendations regarding personnel matters and the many contracts the district must enter;
  • to review courses of study and textbooks;
  • to act as a two-way communications link between residents and the Superintendent

The decisions of your elected board of education affect your child, your child's future, your tax rate, and the well-being of your community. The board urges your participation in such important matters and encourages the school district and the community to work together to provide the best possible educational program for students in the RCS district.


2016-17 Committees

  • Audit/Finance - Mr. McFerran and Mr. Reville

  • Buildings & Grounds - Mr. Hyslop and Mr. Jones

  • Curriculum & Instruction Mrs. Furst-Hotaling and Mrs. Rexford

  • Policy - Mrs. Hill-Burns and Mr. Engel

Committee Meeting Invitations

Buildings & Grounds Meeting 


Policy Committee Meeting



Curriculum & Instruction Committee Meeting 



Audit/Finance Committee Meeting




2016-17 Archived Meeting Minutes

Archived Meeting Minutes: 2010 - Present


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Mailing Address

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD
Board of Education
P.O. Box 100
Ravena, NY 12143

Physical Address

15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143

Contact the Board

District Clerk information

District Clerk Sue Starr


2015-16 Board of Education Policy Manual (PDF)


2016-17 Meetings

Click this link to view meeting agendas, minutes and videos from the Board of Education meetings.


2016-17 - Board of Education Meeting Calendar (PDF)


Live Streaming Video

Click on this link to watch streaming video of Board of Education meetings.


Board Meetings on Public Access TV


Archived Meeting Minutes


Absentee Ballots


Budget Development