Qualifications for Candidacy on the Board
Board of Education
OPEN SEAT INFORMATION
Two seats will be up for election on Tuesday, May 16. The seat currently held by Amber Baines, will be a five-year term and the other open seat will be a three-year term. Both terms begin July 1, 2023. The person who gets the highest number of votes in the election would earn the five-year term seat and the second highest vote getter will receive the three-year term.
Running for the Board of Education
Candidate nominating petitions are currently available to qualified residents interested in running for the Massena Central School District Board of Education. Those interested in running can pick up a petition in the MCSD Business Office on Nightengale Ave. (High School campus) on normal business days between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
There are nine residents on the Massena Board of Education who serve, without pay, for a five-year term, except where there may be a vacancy for an unexpired term. On the third Tuesday in May, members are elected to a five-year term of office.
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Qualifications for candidacy on the Board
- Be able to read and write
- Be a qualified voter of the district
- Not necessarily have to be a taxpayer
- Not be a family member of the Board of Education residing in the same household
- Not be an employee of the school district
- Be a resident of the district for at least one (1) year prior to their election
- Cannot hold two incompatible public offices simultaneously
- Be at least eighteen (18) years of age
Nominating PetitionsCandidates must submit a petition to the district clerk signed by at least 25 qualified district voters, 30 days prior to the election. The petitions must include the following:
- Candidate’s name and residence
- Name, signature and residences of those signing the petition