Dear SEEN Community,

The SSCSD Board of Education Election and Budget Vote is today! The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the six elementary schools. 

Visit to find your polling place. 

  • There are 6 candidates running for 3 positions. The candidates are John Brueggemann, Martha Devaney, Dean Kolligian, Natalya Lakhtakia, Billie McCann, and Edwin Spickler.
  • You can vote for up to 3 candidates.
  • Also on the ballot are:
    • Budget
    • Bus Bond Proposition (SSCSD seeks approval to replace 10% of its buses annually). Last week, the SSCSD Transportation Department earned a 99.56% New York State Department of Transportation inspection rating!
    • Facilities Bond Proposition, which includes purchase of front-loaders for snow removal. The budget staff believe this will save the district $650K over the 25-year life of the machinery.

First and foremost, we’re encouraging you to VOTE! But before and after, REACH OUT! School board elections in Saratoga typically attract less than 10% of the electorate. In such a small election, every vote counts; last year, the third place candidate won by 18 votes. Talk to friends, family, and neighbors, and encourage them to get informed and VOTE! The results of this election will determine the direction of our district for many years to come!


SEEN highlights issues related to educational equity. Do you want to learn more about the candidates before heading to the polls? For a more complete view of candidates, please review their websites and social media, and take a look at the below resources. 

~ The SEEN Team

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