BALLSTON SPA — For nearly two months, there has been a vacancy in the Ballston Spa Central School District’s Board of Education. On July 18, Wayne Evans Jr. resigned from his position as a member of the board nearly two years before the expiration of his term, which is set to end on June 30, 2024. Pursuant to New York Education Law, and Board Policy #1230, the majority of the Board has the duty to appoint a replacement to hold office until the next regular school district election. As of September 7, Wayne’s vacancy has been filled. Dr. Julia Routbort Baskin has been appointed by the Board to hold office until the next regular school election, at which time district voters can then elect a candidate to fill the vacant seat for the balance of the unexpired term.
Baskin is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Health and Wellness at Skidmore College. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where she completed both the child and adult clinical tracks. In her position as Associate Dean, Julia has oversight of the three departments on campus that deliver clinical and prevention services to students: Health Services, the Counseling Center and Health Promotion. Baskin will serve the Ballston Spa CSD until the next district election. For more information on the Ballston Spa CSD, visit: www.bscsd.org.