March 21, 2011
Three seats on the Board of Education will be decided during school district voting on May 17, 2011. The proposed 2011-12 budget will be considered by the community on the same day.
The board seats held by Pamela Carbone (in her fifth, three-year term) and board member Benjamin Conlon (in his third, three-year term) are up for election. As well, the seat now held by Leslie Smith is up for election in May. Smith was first elected in May 2010 to a one-year term to fill a vacancy; the May 17 vote for the seat will be for a full three-year term.
In the spring of 2010, five candidates filed petitions to seek three seats on the board.
Board members, who are unpaid, serve three-year terms. They are involved in shaping the annual school budget as well as administering policies, procedures and other activities of the school district.
Candidates must collect signatures from residents of the Scotia-Glenville school district. This year, they will need to collect 49 signatures by the April 18 deadline.
Candidates for school board must be at least 18 years old; qualified voters in the school district; able to read and write; and a resident of the district continuously for one year prior to the election.
In May 2010, five candidates sought election to three seats on the Board of Education. Colleen Benedetto, Andrew Crapo and Leslie Smith were elected. [MORE]