ALBANY -- Incumbents Patricia Low and Ron Rosenbaum easily defeated systems analyst Byron Barrett for the two seats on the Albany school board Tuesday night.

With all precincts reporting, Low had 45.5 percent of the vote and Rosenbaum 39.6 percent. Barrett had 14.6 percent.

Low, first elected in 2008, and Rosenbaum, appointed to a seat midterm in 2007 and then elected the next year, are both former educators, and Barrett has two children who attend elementary school in Albany.

Low cited the board's work to maintain many programs at a time of diminished funding among the successes of the current board, and said excellence and equity in education are priorities.

Rosenbaum, a former teacher, counselor and principal whose career included five years at Albany High School, noted his experience in understanding how the education system works.

He also said equity, particularly correcting the achievement gap early in a student's education, is a priority.

Barrett said it is important to give parents a voice on the board and believes the district needs to adapt to the needs and limitations faced by families when both parents work. He also said there are possible savings the district should investigate as far as curtailing energy use and using open source software where appropriate.

Equity issues were also cited as a priority by Barrett.