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Interested in serving on the BC Board of Education?

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on February 22, 2019

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 21, voters in the Bethlehem Central School District will elect two members of the Board of Education. 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, 2019 through June 30, 2022.

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 49 qualified voters who reside in the district. Petitions are available from the District Clerk, Brittany Barrett. Ms. Barrett’s office is located in the Educational Services Center at Bethlehem Central High School, 700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar.

Petitions must be picked up in person. Completed petitions must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 22.