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Voters to elect two board of education members; nominating petitions available March 1

Feb. 26, 2024

On May 21, New Hartford voters will choose two district residents to serve on the New Hartford Board of Education from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2029.

Residents must collect at least 25 signatures from qualified school district voters, in order to be placed on the ballot. Petitions, which will be available Friday, March 1, must be filed by 5 p.m. Monday, April 22 in the district clerk’s office, 33 Oxford Road, New Hartford. Contact District Clerk Kim Schweitzer at 315-624-1218 or by email at kschweitzer@nhart.org for a nominating petition.

The New Hartford Board of Education is comprised of seven school district residents elected by voters. Each board member is elected to a five-year term. Board members are not financially compensated.

The board is the official policy-making body of the school district. It is responsible for carrying out the laws and regulations pertaining to the education of students within the district. The board establishes district policy, reviews curriculum and programs of study, and approves the hiring of all personnel, as well as establishing the conditions of employment. The board is also responsible for developing an annual budget for public approval.

To qualify for school board membership, an individual:

  • Must be a qualified voter of the school district;
  • Must be able to read and write;
  • Must be a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election;
  • May not be employed by the board on which they intend to serve;
  • Must not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year;
  • May not reside in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board;
  • Must not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office;

Prospective school board members are encouraged to visit the New York State School Boards Association website to learn more about the school board election process.

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