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Update: Are you interested in serving on the Board of Education?

Filed in Archive, Budget News, District, District News by on March 8, 2021

*Update: Chapter 70 of the Laws of 2021, signed into law on March 8, 2021, reduces the number of signatures required for a nominating petition for the BC Board of Education from 98 to 50. The change is reflected below.

Each year the Board of Education election takes place on the date of the budget vote, the third Tuesday of May. This year, on May 18, voters in the Bethlehem Central School District will elect two members of the Board of Education and vote on a proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year. Members of the Board of Education are elected by the voters of the district to establish policy and direct the administration of schools in the district.

Eligibility & term information

Board members serve volunteer, three-year terms. They receive no salary or other compensation. Those elected this year will each serve terms beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.

Individuals are eligible for election to the Board if they are qualified voters of the district (district resident, U.S. citizen, 18 and older) and can read and write. New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve.

Important petition dates & information

Nominating petitions must include signatures of 50* qualified voters who reside in the district. Petitions are available from the District Clerk, Brittany Barrett. You can contact Ms. Barrett by email at or by calling (518) 439-7098 to request your petition.

Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 19.