2120 - School Board Elections

Adoption Date: 8/12/1999, Revised: 2/11/2010; 06/09/2016 
2000 - Governance and Operations

2120 School Board Elections

The elections of members of the Board of Education shall be held on the third Tuesday in May, unless due to a conflict with religious observance, the Board requests that the Commissioner approve changing the election date to the second Tuesday in May. The request is due to the Commissioner by March 1st. The polls shall be open for those hours designated by the District. The following items shall be voted upon:

1. the annual budget,

2. any vacancies on the Board of Education, and

3. any special propositions that have been properly presented.

 Candidates for office shall be nominated by a petition directed to the district clerk which is signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the district or by two (2) percent of the number of voters in the previous annual election, whichever is greater.

Electioneering during the hours of any vote is prohibited within the polling place or within 100 feet of any such polling place. Electioneering includes the display or distribution of any banner, poster, placard, button, or flyer, on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate or issue to be voted upon.

Policy References:
Education Law §§2012; 2014; 2018; 2018-a; 2019-a; 2031; 2031-a; 2035
Appeal of Giuliano, 37 EDR 572 (1998)
Appeal of Fitzpatrick, 30 EDR 124 (1990)
Appeal of Heidbrink, 29 EDR 192 (1989)
Appeal of Gasparini, 23 EDR 25 (1983)

Policy Cross References:
 » 1050 - Annual District Meeting and Election
 » 1500 - Public Use of School Facilities
 » 6120 - Budget Hearing