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. 

2022-23 School Board Candidates

Voters will elect three members to the WVCSD Board of Education on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 7 am until 9 pm. Board members are unpaid and serve three-year terms. The candidates, in the order they will appear on the ballot, are:

  • Thomas E. Maslanka
  • Daniel Mahoney
  • Eilleen Gagliano (i)
  • Keith Parsons (i)
  • Vanessa Holland

(i) = incumbent


Board of Education Candidate Forum hosted by WTBQ

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Host Frank Truatt talked with the candidates for the WVCS Board of Education live on WTBQ on Tuesday, May 10. To listen to a recording of the forum, click below.

NOTE: Any rebroadcast, retransmission, copying, sharing, posting or editing of any kind or other use of this radio broadcast without the express written consent of FST Broadcasting Corp or WTBQ Radio, is strictly prohibited and is a violation of the FCC regs.

Re-airing of Candidate Forum at

The forum will be aired again, in its entirety, the evening prior to election day, Monday, May 16, at 8:00 p.m.

February 18, 2022

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 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in the District Office (Dorothy C. Wilson Education Center) at 225 West Street Extension between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The petitions are required to be returned by 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2022.

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

Interested in school board service?

Orange County School Boards Association (OCSBA) to hold free Workshops for Prospective School Board Members on the following dates:

In Person Event

Saturday, March 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
OU-BOCES (Carl Onken Conference Center)
53 Gibson Road, Goshen

Virtual Event

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Orange County School Boards Association invites anyone interested in serving on their local school board of education to attend this workshop and learn about the roles, responsibilities, and realities of school board service.

  • Legal and practical qualifications for serving on a school board
  • Roles and responsibilities of a school board member
  • Time commitment and types of decisions made by school boards
Reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 16 by email to: