Nominating petitions are currently available for individuals interested in serving on the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education. Three seats will be up for election this year on Tuesday, May 21, which is the same day as the school budget vote.
Those interested in running for this important role in our community can pick up a petition between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the district clerk at the District Offices, 1239 Van Antwerp Road. In order to appear on the ballot, a candidate must return a petition with the signatures of 35 qualified district voters by 5 p.m. on April 22. The district clerk can be reached by phone at (518) 377-4666, ext. 50706.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, qualified voters in the school district, and have resided in the district continuously for at least one year before the election. For more detail about Board membership, please see the document, “An Overview of Serving as a Board of Education Member,” published annually by the district.
Board members are volunteers and serve three-year terms. The seats on the Board currently held by Brian Backus, Jack Calareso and Nicki Foley expire on June 30, 2019.
The terms of the Board members elected this year will begin on July 1, 2019 and expire on June 30, 2022.