Board of Education Policy 1120: Board of Education Qualifications, Numbers and Terms

A Board of Education member of the Niskayuna Central School District must meet the following qualifications:

a) A citizen of the United States;
b) Eighteen (18) years of age or older;
c) Able to read and write;
d) A legal resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one (1) year prior to the election;
e) Cannot be an employee of the Niskayuna Central School District;
f) The only member of his/her family (that is, cannot be a member of the same household) on the Niskayuna Central School District Board;
g) May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office, including, but not limited to Superintendent, clerk, tax collector, treasurer or librarian, or an employee of the Board.

  1. A Board member may, however, be appointed clerk of the Board and of the District.
  2. A Board member of a BOCES may not be employed by any of that BOCES’ component districts.

h)      Must not have been removed from a school district office within one (1) year preceding the date of appointment or election to the Board.

Number of Members

The Board of Education of the Niskayuna Central School District shall consist of seven (7) members elected “at-large” by the qualified voters of the School District at the annual election as prescribed by law.

Terms of Office

Members of the Board of Education shall serve for three (3) years beginning July 1 following their election and each term shall expire on the thirtieth (30th) day of June of the third year.

Education Law Sections 1602, 1702(1), 1804(1), 1950(9), 2101, 2102, 2103, 2103-a, 2130(1), 2105, and 2502

Public Officers Law Section 3

Town Law Section 23(1)

Adopted February 27, 2018