NISKAYUNA — Rosemarie Perez Jaquith, who earlier this month was elected to the Niskayuna Town Council, has said she plans to serve out the rest of her term on the Niskayuna school board.
The terms of the two local boards will overlap for about six months, with Jaquith finishing out her three-year school board term at the end of June, while commencing her town board duties in January.
Jaquith, an attorney who has worked for the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, is currently serving out her second term on the school board.
Serving simultaneously on a board of education and a town board is permissible under rules set forth by both the state attorney general and comptroller offices. Jay Worona, general counsel of the New York State School Boards Association, said serving on the two seats is allowed under the rules. He also said Jaquith should recuse herself from decisions that would be a conflict between the two positions — such as a contract between the school district and town — and potentially if there is an appearance of a conflict.