School Board Member Eligibility Requirements

Generally, school board candidates must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, qualified voters in the school district and able to read and write. They must be residents of their districts continuously for one year ( as little as 30 days or as long as three years in some city school districts) before the election. They cannot be employed by the board on which they will serve or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board.

Nominating Petitions

The requirements for filing nominating petitions for a school board vary depending upon the type of school district. Generally, candidates must submit a nominating petition to the school district clerk. The petition must be signed by at least 25 qualified district voters or two percent of the number of those who voted in the previous annual election, whichever number is greater.

Blank petitions are available from the district clerk. Please call Marilyn Shaw- District Clerk, at (315) 858-0610 Ext. 1101 or email for more information or for a petition. The deadline for filing a petition for the upcoming board seat election is April 22, 2024 by 5p.m. Petitions must be returned to the District Office.


The following vacancies are to be filled on the Board of Education: (2) 3-year terms. Last incumbents: Scot Mondore and Nancy Duevel