Prospective Board Member Packet

Prospective Board Members  Information

Board of Education Candidates Running For Election

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 - 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 - (updated 3/4/2022)

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 Candidate

Application Packet

The packet includes:

  • Introductory letter
  • Candidate Petition - Due April 18, 2022
  • Definitions of qualified voter and resident
  • Qualifications for membership on a school board
  • Additional Information regarding Board of Education service
  • Expenditure & Contribution Statements
  • School Board Candidate Q&A

For the 2022-23 School Budget Vote and Election there are three (3) board seats open for a three-year term.  Only one incumbent board member will be running again.

Board of Education Candidates Running for Election