On February 9, 2016, 7,759 voters cast ballots in a vote on whether or not a new Albany High School should be built. Students who attend Albany High now face a leaky roof, a broken heating and cooling system, and not enough classrooms to serve the growing body of students.

The vote passed by a margin of 189. But, those who vocally opposed the proposal are now pushing to have the vote invalidated and redone.

The decision rests with New York State’s Education Commissioner, MaryEllen Elia. Our Capital District Co-Chairs, Ivette Alfonso and Anita Thayer, have sent the letter below to the Commissioner asking that she dismiss the petition that opponents have filed and uphold the vote.