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Running for the School Board

Nominating petitions for Board of Education seat(s) are now available on the New York Mills Union Free School District website. Petitions are due to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023.

There will be two (2), five-year term seats available effective July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028 and one (1), one-year seat available, effective July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. 

The qualifications for members of the Board of Education per NYS Education Law are that the individual:

  1. Must be able to read and write;
  2. Must be a qualified voter of the District; that is:
    1. A U.S. citizen;
    2. 18 years of age or older;
    3. Not adjudicated to be mentally incompetent;
    4. A District resident for 30 days prior to the vote;
    5. And not being disqualified from voting, such as certain convicted felons. Note: a convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a Board of Education if their maximum prison sentence has not expired or if they have 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;
  7. May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

"How to become a School Board of Education Candidate and what you need to know" Workshop

Tuesday, March 28. 2023 

5:30- 6:00 p.m. sign in
6:00- 8:00 p.m. program 

Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
4747 Middle Settlement Rd
New Hartford NY 13413