Prospective Board Member Packet

Prospective Board Members  Information


New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) provides information for community members about being on a school board.  For a full list of the publications, please go to NYSSBA website

NYSSBA -New School Board Member Handbook

NYSSBA - Running for the School Board

NYSSBA - 2024 Running for the School Board:  What all prospective school board members should know

NYSSBA - The School Board Member Experience -
If you’re thinking about running for the board, not sure yet, or just got elected, then you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find a wealth of information about school board service – from considering whether or not to be a school board candidate, to running for school board, to serving your first term.

Dutchess County School Boards Association (DCSBA) Sponsored Workshop - Scheduled for Saturday, March 16th at the DC BOCES Conference Center.  Registration is requested, no fee.  

Prospective School Board Members Workshop - Anyone considering running for election to a local school board is invited to attend this annual workshop.  Current school board members and a superintendent of schools will join a school attorney to give a broad perspective of the role of a school board member.  There is no fee for this workshop, however, registration is requested. 


Prospective Board Member Packets are now available at the District Office located at BMS/RHS building at 45 N. Park Road, Rhinebeck. 

The Candidate Petition is due by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2024.  

If you have any questions, please contact the District Clerk, Whitney Druker at 845-871-5520 ext. 5522

For the 2024-25 School Budget Vote and Election there are two (2) board seats open for a three-year term. 

Board of Education Candidates Running for Election Information :

Diane Lyons

Mark Fleischhauer