Three Candidates Running For Jamestown BOE

Three candidates are running for the 2018-19 Jamestown Board of Education on Tuesday, May 15 with two seats open on the ballot. Both open seats are for three-year terms beginning in July 2018. The Board of Education Elections and School Budget Vote will be held on May 15 from noon-9 p.m. at Jefferson and Washington Middle Schools and Lincoln Elementary School for all registered voters. For any information on the School Board Elections, or where to vote, please call Jaunita Walter at 483-4420.

The Jamestown City Council PTSA will hold a Jamestown Board of Education Candidate’s Forum today at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 197 Martin Road.

There are three candidates running for the JPS Board of Education: Brianne Fadale, Daniel Johnson and Nina Karbacka. The Jamestown City Council PTSA will moderate the Candidate’s Forum.

Brianne Fadale is seeking her first term on the Board of Education. She is currently a Staff Development Specialist with Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES. She was a special education teacher at Lincoln Elementary School, as well as the girls’ modified soccer coach and an assistant basketball coach at Persell Middle School. Mrs. Fadale and her husband, Tom, have two sons attending Love Elementary School and two daughters who graduated from Jamestown High School. Mrs. Fadale also is the stage manager for Rolling Hills Radio.

Daniel Johnson, an incumbent, is seeking his third term on the Board of Education. Mr. Johnson, a JHS alumnus, and his wife, Lorie, have two children, Jordan and Rachel, who are Jamestown High School graduates. Jordan is a third-year graduate student at D’Youville College in Buffalo majoring in Physical Therapy and Rachel is a freshman at D’Youville College majoring in Occupational Therapy. Mr. Johnson spent 22 years with the Jamestown Police Department, retiring in 2010, and is currently the Senior Investigator with the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office.

Nina Karbacka, an incumbent, is seeking her second term on the Board of Education. After being active in the New York State Association of Small City School Districts for two years, Mrs. Karbacka has been nominated for Vice President. Mrs. Karbacka has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education and taught in the Jamestown Schools for 40 years. She has volunteered as a community leader serving on many boards of directors in our county. Mrs. Karbacka and her husband, Bob, are proud city residents. Their daughter, Marie, graduated with honors from Jamestown High School and is teaching in the area.