North Syracuse The following individuals are seeking a seat on the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education. Four candidates are seeking three seats; Board President Pat Carbone is not seeking reelection, and the seats of Scot McClintock and Michael Mirizio are also up for renewal. The election will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
Sandra DiBianco has made her home in the North Syracuse Central School District since 1974. Her children are graduates of the district.
DiBianco has had a lifelong interest in children’s education and development. She first sought election to the board of education after 15 years of active involvement as a parent teacher organization and district-wide Parents Awareness Council officer, volunteer, tutor and substitute teacher. She served on the board of education from July of 1988 until June of 2013.
During her 25 year tenure on the board of education, DiBianco inaugurated, and for seven years, chaired the Legislative Action Committee and the Policy Committee and sat on the District Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee. She represented the BOE on numerous other committees, among them: the Committee to Develop the District’s PART 100.11 Plan for Shared Decision Making, the Committee for Academic Intervention Services, the Safe Schools Against Violence In Education Committee and the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Committee.
DiBianco was one of the founding members of North Syracuse Dollars For Scholars and served on its board for 16 years. She currently serves on the North Syracuse Education Foundation’s board of eirectors, the Friends of the Can Teen, the Community Connections Advisory Board, Early Literacy Volunteers and the C-NS Optimist Club.
DiBianco has been a member of the Central New York Reading Council, Literacy Volunteers, the Board of Directors of the Cultural Resources Council, the New York State Council for the Arts and the Syracuse