Information and Important Dates for Board Candidates
There are three board of education seats that will become available, two three-year terms and one two-year term. The three year seats are currently held by incumbents Jeffrey Goldhammer and Renee Pastor. The Board had a vacancy this year and Joseph Sammarco was appointed by the board of education to fill the vacancy until the next election.
The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected as members of the Board of Education to serve the three year terms commencing July 1, 2023 and expiring June 30, 2026 and one (1) candidate receiving the third highest number of votes will be elected as a member of the Board of Education to serve the balance of the unexpired term commencing May 18, 2023 to June 30, 2025.
Reminder: If you are interested in receiving a board petition packet, please remember that Schools and Offices are closed April 7th through April 14th.
March 1, 2023
Board petitions for running for the Board of Education will be available at the District Office. For more information, please contact Sharon Murray, District Clerk, at 631-801-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
Completed board petitions are due to the District Clerk.
April 18, 2023 – 9:00 a.m.
Drawing for placement on the ballot will be held at the District Office.
May 16, 2023 – 6:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.
BUDGET VOTE & ELECTION
- The qualifications for school board membership are prescribed by law. Board members must be qualified voters in their school district, be able to read and write, and be a resident of their district for one year prior to the election. They may not be an employee of the district.
- As prescribed in the Education Law, every school district officer, including Board members must be able to read, write, and be a qualified voter of the district.
- Not more than one member of a family may be a member of the same Board of Education in any school district. No current district employee may be a member of the Board of Education. The Commissioner has held, however, that a retired teacher receiving medical insurance benefits under a current collective bargaining agreement is eligible to serve on the Board. A Board member may not hold another public office that is incompatible with his or her Board service, e.g., local municipal office.
- A Board member who is removed from office is ineligible to be appointed or elected to school district office for one year from the date of removal.
- The Commissioner of Education has ruled that school boards may not add to the qualifications established by statute for school board membership.