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 - 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 Candidates

Introductory Letter

Prospective Board Mbr Pkt

(The packet is also available at the District Office and at Board Meetings.)

The packet includes:

  • Important Filing Dates 
  • General Information for a Board Member
  • Expectations of Superintendent (Administrators)
  • Helpful Resources

  • Candidate Petition - Due April 22, 2024
  • Expenditure & Contribution Statements
  • School Board Candidate Q&A

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