Running for the 2017-2018 School Board
Residents interested in running for a Board position should contact the District Clerk at 328-5070 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request Nominating Petitions. A minimum of 100 qualified signatures must be filed by April 26 for a candidate to appear on the May 16 ballot. Petitions are now available.
Three seats are open for the May 16 election. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to a three-year term commencing on July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2020.
Qualifications for a School Board member
- Must be a United States Citizen
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must be a resident of the Troy School District for one year prior to May 16, 2017
- Must be a qualified voter in the Troy School District
Role of the Board
The Board of Education is comprised of nine citizens who are each elected to three-year terms. This is an unpaid position. The primary responsibilities of the Board are to establish district policies; develop an annual budget for public approval; and vote on the Superintendent’s recommendations on personnel matters and contracts. Other duties include setting goals to achieve academic achievement, ratifying collective bargaining agreements as well as hire and evaluate the Superintendent.
The Board’s responsibilities and duties are derived from the State Constitution, the laws of New York State and the rulings of the New York State Commissioner of Education.
Troy’s Board of Education meets on the first and third Wednesday each month, with additional meetings as needed.
School Board Election – Tuesday, May 16
New Poll Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Locations: Schools 2, 12, 14, 16, 18 and CHS