2121 - Board Member Qualifications


Adoption Date: 8/12/1999, Revised: 1/14/2010; 12/11/2014 
2000 - Governance and Operations

2121 Board Member Qualifications

The qualifications of a member of the Board of Education are that the individual:

1. must be able to read and write;

2. must be a qualified voter of the District; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent; (Note: a convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a Board of Education if his or her maximum prison sentence has not expired or if he or she has not been pardoned or discharged from parole);

3. must be and have been a resident of the School District for at least one year prior to election;

4.  may not have been removed from any School District office within the preceding year;

5.  may not reside with another member of the same School Board as a member of the same family;

6.  may not be a current employee of the School District; and

7.  may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Policy References:
Education Law §§2102; 2103; 2502(7)
Election Law §5-106(2)-(4), (6)
Rosentock v. Scarinage, 40 N.Y.2d 563 (1976)
Matter of Schoch, 21 EDR 300 (1981)