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With no BOE hopefuls running, district turns to write-in candidates

May 1, 2018 -- Because no candidates filed nominating petitions for the open Board of Education seat by the April 16 deadline, the write-in candidate with the most votes will win the seat. If there are no write-in votes, state law allows the current board members to appoint a qualified resident to fill the vacancy.

The five-year term begins July 1, 2018, and ends June 30, 2023.

WHAT IS A BOARD OF EDUCATION?
The Arkport Central School District Board of Education consists of five members who each serves as a state official. The board’s powers are derived from the state Constitution, laws of New York state and rulings of the state Commissioner of Education.
As the official policy-making body of the school district, the Board of Education has many responsibilities, including:

  • Establishing policies for the operation of the school district
  • Determining the district’s educational goals and standards.
  • Authorizing the development or revision of curricula.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of programs and services.
  • Authorizing personnel actions, including the appointment of professional educators upon the superintendent’s recommendation.
  • Cooperating with school and community stakeholders to develop a budget consistent with educational needs and community resources.
  • Representing the views of the community in educational matters.
  • Communicating educational programs and needs to the community.

The board meets in the Board of Education room located on the first floor of the Arkport Central School, typically on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Work sessions are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.