The Rye Schools budget and board vote is in. The results will be official when certified by the County, but the unofficial results are as follows:
Board of Ed seats (two seats – Anderson & Boyle win):
Jane Anderson: 1355
Jennifer Boyle: 1426
Pooja Kotecha: 755
2019-20 School District Budget (2,266 total votes)
Yes: 1611 (71%)
No: 655 (29%)
58 Affidavit ballots to be counted on Wednesday an there were 82 write-in candidates. The names will be released by the end of the week.
A total of 110 absentee ballots were received.
For handy reference – Anderson & Boyle board bios / statements:
Jane Anderson has lived in Rye for six years and has two children at Milton School. She has been an active volunteer for a number of school organizations. She is currently a member of the School District’s Curriculum Council and the Math Curriculum Review Committee and Heard in Rye. At Milton School, she was parent organization Co-President, Treasurer, Fair Chair, and Auction Chair. At Christ’s Church Nursery School, she was Co-President, Auction Chair, and served on the Search Committee for the new Director. She is currently Co-Chair of the Friends of Rye City Schools.
She has worked as Human Resources Director in the Greenwich, Stamford and Wilton, CT, Public Schools, and as a Staff Development Teacher in Stamford. She began her career as a 5th-grade teacher in the Montgomery County, MD, public schools. Jane has a BS from Villanova University, a Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and an Administration Certification from Johns Hopkins University.
“What you spend your time doing is a reflection of what you are passionate about. My entire professional career, as well as all of my volunteer commitments, have been focused on public education. I believe that high-quality public education is a right for all students. Having worked as a substitute teacher, classroom teacher, staff development teacher and Director of Human Capital Development in large urban school systems as well as small high achieving school districts provides me with valuable insights that I look to bring to my work as a Board of Education member. “
Jennifer Boyle has served on the Board of Education since 2016, currently as Vice President. She is co-chair of the Wellness Committee and serves on the Facilities and Communications Committees and on Management Council. During her Board tenure, she has also served on the Audit, Health and Safety, and Policy Committees.
Prior to joining the Board, Jenn served for 4 years as Co-Chair of the Friends of Rye City School District. Jenn has served the broader Rye community through volunteer work with the Rye Newcomers and Neighbors Club, the Auxiliary Board for Rye Presbyterian Nursery School as Personnel Chair and a co-head of the search for a new Director. She previously worked in Public Relations for Edelman, New York, and has a BA from Loyola University. Jenn is a 12-year Rye resident and has three children in the schools.
“As part of my service on the Rye City School Board of Education, I am proud to have been instrumental in the formation of The Rye Commitment, which emphasizes supporting the important work of our students, faculty, and staff, and engaging with the broader community. It has become the touchstone to which the Board and Administration continually return when we make critical decisions about addressing the educational needs of today and planning for the future. I very much look forward to the opportunity to continue my service to the entire Rye community.”