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Meet the C-RCS Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 12

May 7, 2015

Registered voters in the Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District will select two board members when they head to the polls on May 19. The two candidates with the greatest number of votes will each fulfill a three-year term. The district will host a meet-the-candidates night on Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. in the C-RHS auditorium.

The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot, are:

Melissa A. Bartlett

MelissaBartlettWEBMelissa A. Bartlett is seeking re-election to the Cobleskill-Richmondville Board of Education.
Bartlett has lived in the school district for 36 years and has two children in C-RCS schools. Nathaniel, 11, is in fifth grade at Radez Elementary, and Natalie, 8, is in second grade at Ryder Elementary.
She graduated from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School and attended SUNY Cobleskill before studying Secondary Education with a concentration in History at Nyack College. Bartlett is an assistant manager with the Bank of Richmondville.
Bartlett has served on the school board for the past three years and teaches Sunday School at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Richmondville.
“As an already active member of the Cobleskill-Richmondville School Board, I wish to remain on the board and continue to serve the community I live in,” said Bartlett. “Civic responsibility was a core component of my upbringing and with my educational background I feel that the school board is the right place for me to give back to the community.”


Justin R. Smith

Justin SmithJustin R. Smith is seeking his first term on the Cobleskill-Richmondville Board of Education.
Smith grew up in Cobleskill, graduated from C-RCS and works in the distribution center of the Golub Corporation. He previously worked as a manager for Staples.
He has two children in the district, Emily, who attends Golding Middle School, and Alexander, who attends Radez Elementary. Smith serves on C-RCS’s Code of Conduct Committee. He is a Little League Softball coach and is the administrator of the “CRCS Parents for Change” and “CRCS Incident” Facebook pages.
“I would like first and foremost for the opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives,” said Smith. “They are our future and deserve the best education and school environment we can give them. I want to be a voice for parents and community members to bring positive change to our district. The district is a beacon of the community, where all stakeholders should be proud of our school. The brighter it shines, the more people will be drawn to it. I want to help C-RCS become the best school possible for all our children.”


Dan Schulte

DanSchulteWEBDan Schulte is seeking re-election to the Cobleskill-Richmondville Board of Education.
Schulte has lived in the district for 65 years and currently lives in Cobleskill with his wife, Carol. They have a daughter, Angie. He graduated from Cobleskill High School in 1967 and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona. He is the president of the Bert Schulte Construction Company.
Schulte served on the school board from 1989 to 2000, 2004 to 2010, and 2012 to present. He serves on the district’s Facilities Committee and also serves on the Cobleskill Village Planning Board and the Cobleskill Town Citizen Member Board.
“I have served as a board member on and off for 20 years, and I feel I still have a lot to offer as far as experience and knowledge of the district,” said Schulte. “I’ve been with the district through the merger and through building projects, and I’ve been in contract negotiations and involved with many budget developments.”

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