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Running for the BOE

Board of Education Election Information

Members of the Board of Education are elected by the voters of the district to establish policy and direct the administration of our schools.

Voters in the Bethlehem Central School District will elect three members of the Board of Education by absentee ballot this year. The governor’s executive order waived the minimum signature threshold for board of education candidate petitions. Candidates must meet all of the other requirements to run for the board. 

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, 2020 through June 30, 2023. 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.

Petitions are due no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 11. To obtain a petition for the board of education, please contact District Clerk Brittany Barrett via email at by

A Meet the Candidates forum is expected to take place in late May. The event will be held remotely and viewed online.

Learn more about being a member of the Board of Education.