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Interested in running for a seat on the Board of Education?


Residents of the Chester Union Free School District who are interested in serving on the Board of Education may pick up a nominating petition from Debra Lys, School District Clerk at Chester Elementary School, 2 Herbert Drive, Chester, NY, 469-2178 x 2202 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There will be two (2) seats open for the May 19, 2020 election and the terms are for three years.  

Interested candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Must be able to read and write
  2. Must be a Qualified Voter

(US citizen; at least 18 years of age by the date of the election)

  1. Must be a resident of the District for at least one year prior to election
  2. May not be an employee of the school district
  3. The only member of his/her family (that is, cannot be a member of the same household) on the Chester Union Free School District Board
  4. May not simultaneously hold another, incompatible public office
  5. Must not have been removed from a school district office within one year preceding the date of the election to the Board


Petitions must be returned with at least twenty-five (25) signatures no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2020 

If you have any questions, please contact Debra Lys at 469-2178 x 2202 or