THE SCHOOL BOARD’S ROLE
The School Board is comprised of seven (7) members elected by district residents, for overlapping terms of three years. The Board of Education is both an agent of the state and a representative body of the people of the district. The Board derives its authority from the State Constitution, State Statutes, and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
In accordance with Education Law, the Board of Education adopts policies, rules, and bylaws they deem will best meet the statutory responsibilities and secure the best educational results for the students in their charge. See Education Law §1709 for a comprehensive list of all Board of Education duties.
The Board appoints the Superintendent of Schools to provide the educational leadership, expertise, and knowledge to lead the district in the direction established by the Board. The Superintendent oversees the day-to-day operation of the school system and implements the priorities and policies set by the Board. Board members volunteer their service to the community and are not financially compensated. Voting for school board positions takes place on the same day as the budget vote — the third Tuesday in May.
The following vacancies are to be filled this year:
A three year term ending June 30, 2024, presently held by Anthony Opera
A three year term ending June 30, 2024, presently held by Cheryl Kenyon
A three year term ending June 30, 2024, presently held by Michael Murray
Eligibility and instructions for filing a petition to run for the Board of Education is included in this 2021 Candidate Nomination Packet.
Board Candidate Petitions are due to the office of the district clerk the 30th day before the election (April 19, 2021) by 5:00 p.m.
The Board Member Election and Budget Vote is held on the 3rd Tuesday of May which is May 18, 2021*
Absentee Ballot Application
Applications must be received in the office of the District Clerk seven (7) days prior to the vote in order for the ballot to be mailed to the applicant. Applications must be recieved in the office of the District Clerk not later than the day before the vote if the ballot is to be hand delivered to the applicant.
Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, May 18, 2021.
Military Ballot Application - must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 26th day before the election, April 22, 2021
Military Ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, May 18, 2021.
*In-person voting will be conducted in a manner consistent with NYS Department of Health guidelines intended to protect voters and school district personnel and may include the requirements that voters wear masks and maintain proper social distancing.
Qualified voters who do not want to vote in person because of concerns surrounding COVID-19 and public gatherings may also request an absentee ballot on those grounds as provided by law and Executive Order(s) then in effect.