Incumbent Elizabeth Poleto, Stephanie Fitch and Matthew Flowers, Jr. are running for three positions on the Troy City School District’s Board of Education on May 15, 2018. The three candidates will be elected to three-year terms commencing on July 1, 2018 and expiring on June 30, 2021. The public is invited to meet the candidates at the “Town Hall Meeting” on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the Troy Room of the Troy Middle School at 1976 Burdett Avenue. Visit our 2018-2019 Board Candidates page for candidate bios.
*The deadline to submit a nominating petition for the 2018-2019 school year was April 25, 2018. Please check back in 2019 if you’d like to run for the 2019-2020 school year.
Troy City School District residents who are interested in running for a Board of Education position should contact the Board of Education Office at 518-328-5070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request nominating petitions.
Qualifications for School Board member:
- Must be a United States citizen
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a resident of the District for one year prior to May 15, 2018
- Must obtain 100 signatures of qualified voters on nominating petition
- What All Prospective School Board Members Should Know.
Nominating petitions must be submitted to the District Clerk no later than April 25 at 5 p.m. in order to appear on the ballot for the May 15, 2018 election.
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 15
New Poll Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.