• Running for Board of Education

    In accordance with New York State Executive Order 202.26 issued on May 1, 2020, the annual district meeting and election has been adjourned and rescheduled until June 9, 2020.  Any individual who wishes to be a candidate for the Board of Education of the East Ramapo Central School District must meet certain legal requirements to be qualified for membership on a school board. 

    For more information on the 2020 School Elections click on this link.

    If you wish to be a candidate for the partial term vacancy that will occur on the Board as of June 10, 2020 (term ending June 30, 2022) or for one of the 3 vacancies that will occur on the Board as of July 1, 2020 (terms ending June 30, 2023), you must complete the petition form in order to be listed on the ballot for the District’s annual meeting and election [Note that candidates will be listed on the ballots alphabetically].

    ** During the current coronavirus outbreak, District schools and the adminstration buildings are closed. **

    The election for School Board members will be held - June 9, 2020

    A person is qualified to be a candidate for the Board of Education if he or she meets the following criteria:

    • 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
    All candidates must file petitions with the District Clerk.  Petitions are available on the District website under District Clerk, Forms on any day Each petition must be completed in full, including declaration of the seat for which you intend to run. Signatures are not required for the June 9, 2020 election.  A candidate may petition for only one seat. 
    The Board members whose three-year terms expire June 30, 2020 are Mark Berkowitz, Joel Freilich, and Harry Grossman.
    There is also a seat open to fulfill the remaning term, June 10, 2020 to June 30, 2022, for seat currently filled on an interim basis by Carole Anderson.

    Petitions must be e-mailed to the District Clerk at KKivi@ercsd.org no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020.  Completed petitions may be scanned and e-mailed or send a photo of the completed form. Ballot placement will be done alphabetically. 

    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 statement only with the District Clerk.  The filing dates will be updated shortly.

    For more information on being a Board of Education member click on the link below:

    New York State School Boards - Running for the School Board - What Prospective School Board Member Should Know