Three BOE seats up for election on May 16

Board of Education race on May 16 is a chance to give back to your school district and to your community

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Want to help shape the futures of more than 2,700 young people? Want to help your school district maneuver through the annual budget struggles that are facing all school districts?

The seats held by Board of Education president David J. Bucciferro and board members Pamela S. Carbone and William J. Pytlovany are up for re-election on May 16. They have not indicated if they will seek re-election.

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.

It’s pretty easy to run for a seat on the Board of Education:

  • You also must collect signatures from 32 community members to support your run. Petitions are available in the business office, 900 Preddice Parkway (the end of Lark Street), Scotia, or you can download the packet here.
  • The completed petitions must be returned to the business office by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17. Positions on the ballot will be randomly chosen the next day, April 18, at 9 a.m. in the business office.
  • Once you submit your petitions, you are free to campaign. Each candidate can do as much or as little as they wish in the campaign. Some put up signs and purchase newspaper advertisements. Some campaign door to door and talk to community members. Others decide to join with one or more of the other candidates and run as a ticket. It’s really up to each candidate’s preference.