(PHOTO: Zooming with the Board. A recent Rye Board of Education meeting on February 2, 2021.)
Is public service calling your name?
You can now get schooled on how to be a Board of Education candidate. Any Rye resident interested in being a candidate for election to the Rye City School District Board of Education may pick up a candidate’s packet at the District’s Central Administration Offices, 555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite B-101, school days between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning March 22, 2021.
Eligible 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 before the election May 18, 2021. 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.
Nomination to candidacy must be made by the submission of petitions, which include the names of 100 qualified voters in the Rye City School District. Petitions must be submitted no later than April 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Blank petitions are included in candidate packets.
On the seven member Board there are three seats up for election this year. The three Board of Education members whose terms conclude June 30th are eligible to run for re-election. The three candidates who receive the greatest number of votes will be elected to office. The term of office is for three years and begins July 1, 2021.
Questions may be directed to Lauren McGowan, District Clerk at 967-6100 ext. 6291.
Any if you decide to run, or run for re-election, be sure to tell MyRye.com!