Board Elections

Board Elections

About the Board of Education

The members of New York’s local school boards are an invaluable resource as local decision-makers. They respond to the respective needs of their communities, serving the interests of school children and preparing them for the future.

The men and women elected by the people of New York as members of school boards devote many hours of service to public education and continually strive for improvement, quality and progress in education.

Members of the Board of Education are elected by the voters of the district to establish policy and direct the administration of our schools.

Individuals are eligible for election to the Board if they are qualified voters of the district (district resident, U.S. citizen, 18 and older) and can read and write. New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve. Board members receive no salaries or other compensation.

Two or three seats on the Board are up for election every year. Voting on candidates for Board membership takes place at the budget vote and board election in May. Board nomination petitions become available each March each year. 

March 2, 2021

Running for a seat on the Board of Education

Board petitions & qualifications

Petitions to run for three available positions on the Warwick Valley Central School District Board of Education will be available on Monday, March 8, 2021 in the District Office (Dorothy C. Wilson Education Center) at 225 West Street Extension between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The petitions are required to be returned by 5 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021.

Eligibility for election to the board

Each candidate or member of the Board of Education shall:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be able to read and write English
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a qualified voter of the district
  • Be a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the election
  • NOT be an employee of the school district
  • NOT hold office if a member of his/her family is a member of the board
  • NOT simultaneously hold another incompatible office (e.g., town supervisor)
  • NOT have been removed from a school district office within one year of election

For more information, contact the clerk of the Board of Education, Susan Laroe, at

Ref: Education Law 2102; 2103
Adoption date: June 14, 1993