Board Elections

Board Elections

Board Qualifications 

Board candidates and members must be:

  • at least 18 years of age;
  • able to read and write English;
  • a U.S. citizen;
  • a qualified voter of the district; and
  • a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the election.

Board candidates and members must not be:

  • an employee of the school district;
  • related to a current member on the board;
  • an official in another incompatible office (e.g., town supervisor); and
  • previously removed from a school district office within one year of election.

For further information, contact District Clerk, Susan Laroe at 845-987-3000, ext. 10511.

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. 

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