RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARD
1. For 2021, candidates running for school board will need at least 43 signatures of qualified voters of the district to be nominated. This is due to the increase in the number of people who voted this year.
2. Petitions may be obtained through Carrie Bartoszek, District Clerk in March of each year.
3. Petitions are due in the office of the district clerk by 5:00 p.m. 30 days before the election.
Candidates are required to submit a campaign expenditure statement to the District Clerk 30 days and 5 days before the district election and 20 days after the school district election if campaign contributions/expenses exceed $500. If less than $500 then required to file a sworn statement with the District Clerk indicating that neither expenditures nor contributions exceeded $500.
Who Can Serve?
Board candidates must be:
At least 18 years old
Qualified to vote in the district
Able to read and write
A Pioneer School District resident for at least 1 full year before the election
Be a current employee of Pioneer Schools
Live in the same household with a family member who serves on the same Board of Education.
What qualities make an effective Board member?
Is an effective communicator
Is a good listener
Is a consensus builder
Is actively involved in the community
Is a decision maker
Is a good information processor
Is a team player
Is a leader
The New York State School Boards Association has information on the ins & outs of running for school board.