Board petitions available March 11

Nominating petitions for the Herkimer Central School Board of Education will be available beginning March 11.

In 2019, there will be three vacancies to be filled on the board. The terms of Mark Conley, Patricia Giffune and Robert Mihevc are expiring.

To be eligible to run for a seat on the Herkimer Board of Education, a candidate must meet the following qualifications:

a. A citizen of the United States;
b. Must be at least 18 years old
c. Able to read and write;
d. A legal resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one (1) year prior to the election;
e. Cannot be an employee of the Herkimer Central School District;
f. The only member of his/her family that is (cannot be a member of the same household) on the Herkimer Central School District Board;
g. May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office, including, but not limited to Superintendent, clerk, tax collector, treasurer or librarian, or any employee of the Board. However, in central school districts a Board member may be appointed clerk of the Board and of the District; and
h. A Board member of a BOCES may not be employed by any of that BOCES’ component districts.
i. May not have been removed from any school district office within one (1) year preceding the date of appointment or election to the Board.

Interested candidates must pick up a petition and collect the signatures of at least 25 qualified voters of the district. The petition must state the residence of each signer and must state the name and residence of the candidate, and must be delivered to the Clerk of the District by 5 p.m. Monday, April 22.

If you are interested in running for Board of Education, or if you have any questions about becoming a board member, call the superintendent’s office at (315) 866-2230 for additional information.