Board of Education Candidates

  • This year, there are three seats up for election.  Board member seats are at large and the candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected as follows:  Two (2) members for the term of three (3) years commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2024 to fill the positions held by Marion Diener and Danielle Warsaw; and one (1) member for the term of two (2) years commencing May 20, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2023 which position is available due to a resignation.

    School Board Candidate Nominating Petitions are due in the Office of the District Clerk, 149 Dayton Avenue, Manorville, by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021.  The completed petitions are to be returned to the District Clerk's Office at the above address and are required to contain the signatures of not less than 30* qualified voters of the district which represents the greater of 25 qualified voters or 2% of the number of voters who voted in the previous election. 

    Board of Education Petition Packets will be available on March 1, 2021 at the Office of the District Clerk, 149 Dayton Avenue, Manorville between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

    If you are interested in running for the Board of Education and have questions, please contact Sharon Murray, District Clerk, at 631-801-3045.


    *The original number of 85 signatures required has been changed.  On March 8, 2021, the Governor signed a new bill into law which amends Section 2018 of the Education Law so that nominating petitions for candidates for the office of member of the board of education shall be signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the district or two percent (2%) of the voters who voted in the 2019 annual election, whichever is greater. Districts must use two percent (2%) of the voters who voted in 2019, and not last year, for this calculation.

NYSSBA Resources



    Board Petitions Due to District Clerk

    April 19, 2021

    Budget Vote & Election

    May 18, 2021

Board Member Qualifications

    • 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.