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:
Must be able to read and write
Must be a Qualified Voter
(US citizen; at least 18 years of age by the date of the election)
Must be a resident of the District for at least one year prior to election
May not be an employee of the school district
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
May not simultaneously hold another, incompatible public office
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
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