Information for People Who Want to Run for Board of Education Trustee
In compliance with the Federal Court order, Case 7:17-cv-08943-CS-JCM, the District was divided into 9 Wards. A special adjourned all-absentee ballot election for all nine Board Trustee positions (one trustee per ward) was held on February 2, 2021 to elect nine trustees for the Board of Education. For 2022 three ward trustee positions are up for election.
Budget Vote and Trustee Election
By state law, the budget vote and election is May 17, 2022.
2022 Ward Board of Education Trustee Election
In 2022, only residents of the following wards will vote to elect a trustee for the Board of Education who runs in their ward:
- Ward 2 - current incumbent trustee is Sabrina Charles-Pierre
- Ward 6 - current incumbert trustee is Yehuda Weissmandl
- Ward 9 - current incumbert trustee is Ephraim Weissmandl
Successful candidates for these three ward elections (2, 6, 9) will serve for the term, July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025.
Elected candidates for the Board of Education are required by New York State law to fulfill mandatory training within their first year of service. This includes fiscal oversight training and governance skills training. The District covers the cost of the training.
A person is qualified to be a candidate for the Board of Education positions in wards 2, 6 and 9 if he or she meets the following criteria:
- Must be a resident in the ward that they will run in.
- Must be able to read and write
Must be a qualified voter of the School District (U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, and not adjudged incompetent)
Must be and have been a resident of the School District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year prior to the election
May not have been removed from any School District office within the preceding one year
May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family
May not be a current employee of the school board
- May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office
- Candidates must submit a nominating petition to the school district clerk
- Each candidate must collect qualified signatures of eligible voters who reside in their ward on their petition. The number of required qualified signatures is different for each ward. The number required is at the bottom of the specific petition form for each ward. We suggest getting more than than minimum signatures required to be sure to have sufficient valid signatures.
- Signatures of eligible voters may be collected using the District Petition form.
- Candidates may use their own form but their form must have the same information that is on the District form.
- Candidates for Trustee must file their petition in the District Clerk's Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022.
- Click here to get the District petition forms for Ward 2, 6 1nd 9.
Candidate Expenditure & Contributions Statements
All candidates must file three sworn, or affirmed, statements with both the District Clerk and the NYS Commissioner of Education when total campaign expenditures and contributions (made by candidates or on their behalf) exceed $500.00. When campaign expenditures and contributions are less than $500.00, the candidate must file a sworn, or affirmed, statement only with the District Clerk.
- All Candidate Expenditure & Contribution Statement forms must be notarized.
- The first statement must be submitted to the District Clerk by April 18, 2022.
- The second statement must be submitted to the District Clerk by May 12, 2022.
- The third statement must be submitted to the District Clerk by June 6, 2022.
- Click here to get the Candidate Expenditure & Contribution Statement form.
It includes links for English and Spanish online workshops on April 4, 2022 for propective board members.
The Ward Boundaries and Poll Site Locations were updated following the Federal Court approval of the reapportioned ward boundaries.