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Prospective Board Members Information

The Board of Education is made up of seven district residents, who serve as volunteers. The board sets policy for the school district; policy which is put into action by the superintendent and his staff. Members are elected to office at the district vote and serve three-year terms. Terms are staggered so that two or three seats are open each year.

School Board Member Qualifications:

Per School Law, to qualify for membership on a school board in a common, union free, central, central high school, or small city school district, an individual:

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent. (Note: a convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a school board if his or her maximum prison sentence has not expired or if he or she has not been pardoned or discharged from parole.)
  • Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.
  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
  • May not be a current employee of the school board.
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Resources:The West Irondequoit prospective board member presentation can be viewed here.

The Monroe County School Boards Association has additional publications explaining the role and qualifications of a school board member that can be accessed here. The Candidate Bio Form for the annual Board of Education election can be downloaded here.

For additional information regarding how to become a West Irondequoit school board member, contact:

Jenna Lustig, District Clerk