Meet the Candidates for School Board

The 2024-25 school budget vote will be held on May 21, from noon to 9 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School Gym Lobby. At that time, district residents will also vote on two open seats on the school board. The elected board members will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2024. 

Board members serve without pay. They attend regular evening meetings once a month, as well as special meetings and work sessions. Board members also serve on one or more Board Committees. Their duties are diverse, ranging from developing and adopting the annual budget to approving policy.  

The information below has been supplied by the candidates. The views of candidates are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the district. Candidate biographies are provided as a service to voters. For additional information, attend the public budget hearing on May 8.

woman wearing glasses, a blue and white floral shirt stands in front of a book case with a big smilePamela R Standhart

Current Employer : Self employed: own and operate Pam’s Daycare

Educational Background: AAS in Nursery Management

Civic Involvement and Activities: Dairy Superintendent at Cobleskill Sunshine Fair, member of the Family Child Care Association of NYS

Family members attending or graduated from MCS:
David Standhart, graduate                                            

Are you formerly a board member?  Yes, I became a member in 2012

Is there any other information you would like to include? I would like to continue our work being financially responsible to our stakeholders in keeping our taxes as low as possible, while continuing to give our students the best education possible.

woman with feathered hair smiling in front of a book case, wearing a cream button down shirtBecky S. Binder

Current Employer :  Schoharie County employee

Educational Background:  MCS Graduate and attended Schoharie BOCES Office/Data Entry Program.  Certificate in Paralegal studies.  

Family members attending or graduated from MCS:
Kriss Binder, graduate
Tyler Binder, graduate

Were you formerly a board member?  Completing my 3rd term on the School Board.