Board of Education Candidates

  • There will be two at-large seats open for the 2020 election to the Board of Education which are three year terms commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2023.  Terms are expiring for Jeffrey Goldhammer and Cheryl Hack.

    Pursuant to Governor's Executive Order 202.26, it has eliminated the "minimum threshold of signatures required" for nominating petitions.  Individuals are not required to collect signatures, but can simply "self-nominate".  Please click the following to complete your nominating petition:  NOMINATING BOARD PETITION.

    The Board Petition must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11th, via U.S. Mail, email to or fax to 631-874-6750.  Personal delivery will not be available.

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

NYSSBA Resources



    Board Petitions Due to District Clerk

    May 11th  by 5:00 PM

    Budget Vote & Election

    June 9th

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.