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Voters to elect three board of education members in May

Voters to elect three board of education members in May

On May 15, LaFayette Central School District voters will choose three district residents to serve on the Board of Education.

Candidates may be nominated only by petition and must collect at least 25 signatures from qualified school district voters to be placed on the ballot. Petitions, which are available now, must be filed by 5 p.m. April 16 with the District Clerk, LaFayette Central School District Office, 5955 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084. Contact District Clerk Vanessa Tryon at 315-677-9728 or by email for a nominating petition.

Comprised of seven school district residents elected by voters, the LaFayette Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district and is responsible for carrying out the laws and regulations pertaining to the education of children living within the district. The board adopts district policy, curriculum, programs of study, and approves the hiring of all personnel, as well as establishing the conditions of employment. The board is also responsible for maintaining district facilities, establishing an annual budget and setting a tax levy.

Three terms of office will expire on June 30, 2018. In May, two candidates will be elected for three-year terms (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021) and one candidate will be elected for a two-year term (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020).

Board members are not financially compensated.

Individuals who are interested in learning more about serving on the board are invited to meet with LaFayette CSD Superintendent Jeremy Belfield 4 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 in the District Office.

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