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 - Saturday, March 18, 2023, 9 - 11am.

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

Introductory Letter

Application Packet

The packet includes:

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

  • Candidate Petition - Due April 17, 2023
  • Expenditure & Contribution Statements
  • School Board Candidate Q&A

For the 2023-24 School Budget Vote and Election there are two (2) board seats open for a three-year term.  There are no incumbent board members running again.

Board of Education Candidates Running for Election (coming soon)