Two running for one available Board of Education seat

In addition to casting ballots on the 2015-16 budget proposal, Schuylerville residents will also have the opportunity to vote in the Board of Education elections. One seat carrying a five-year term is available. Two people are running for the seat—Frank Nesbitt and Jon Beaulac. Here are profiles of the candidates:

Frank Nesbitt
Frank Nesbitt

Frank Nesbitt is running for his first term on the Schuylerville Board of Education. He is currently a retail support manager for Ace Hardware in Gansevoort. Nesbitt oversees Ace Hardware’s facility, more than 300 employees, and all operations and finances. He has worked for the company for 18 years.

Nesbitt earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in criminal justice from SUNY Canton and a Regents diploma from Saratoga Springs High School.

Nesbitt is an active member of the community. He previously served as a board member for the Old Saratoga Athletic Association (OSAA) and was the youth softball league commissioner in 2011-12. Nesbitt has coached several OSAA youth sports teams in Schuylerville and is currently a youth soccer and softball coach. He also volunteers as part of Parents as Education Partners’ (PEP) food concessions.

Nesbitt and his wife, Beth, have two daughters – Paige, a fourth-grader at Schuylerville Elementary School and Emma, a seventh-grader at Schuylerville Middle School. The family lives at 84 Brampton Lane in Gansevoort.

Jon Beaulac
Jon Beaulac

Jon Beaulac is running for his first term on the Schuylerville Board of Education. He is currently the director of sales for NES Rentals in Albany. Beaulac oversees revenue in four states and is a sales trainer for the company. He has worked for NES Rentals for 19 years.

Beaulac earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo and an Associate of Science degree in engineering science from Hudson Valley Community College. He is currently working on his Master of Business Administration degree at Empire State College with an expected completion date of 2016.

Beaulac is an active member of the community. He is a member of both the Patriot Guard Riders and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Beaulac is a PEP volunteer, participates in the holiday Adopt-a-Family program and helps prepare food for the homeless as part of Equinox. In the past, he was also an OSAA assistant coach for girls softball.

Beaulac and his wife, Kelly, have three daughters – Grace, a freshman at Schuylerville High School, Abigail, a fifth-grader at Schuylerville Elementary School, and Katherine, who will be attending kindergarten in the fall at Schuylerville Elementary School. The family lives at 150 Coveville Road in Schuylerville.