Nominations Being Sought for Dutchess BOCES Board Trustee Seats
This year, the terms of office of two members of the Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Board will expire on June 30, 2017. Mr. Thomas Hurley (Millbrook) and Mr. Michael Riehl (Beacon) have indicated that they will be candidates for nomination and re-election for another three years. The Rhinebeck Board of Education, which may nominate one or more candidates for election to the BOCES Board, wanted to make our community aware of this opportunity to serve the broader Dutchess County community.
Education Law does not limit the number of candidates a local Board may nominate provided that:
- the nomination is by official Board resolution of a local Board of Education;
- the nominee resides in one of eight component districts (Beacon, Dover, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plains, Red Hook, Rhinebeck);
- the nominee is not an employee of any component district in Dutchess County;
- March 9th is the nomination deadline.
The Rhinebeck Board of Education can vote on one or more nominees from the Rhinebeck Central School District who meet the criteria above and who will have made their interest known to one or more Rhinebeck BOE members of the Superintendent of Schools, preferably in writing, prior to the Rhinebeck Board's Tuesday, March 7, 2017 meeting.
The BOCES District Clerk must reject a nominee if the person nominated is a resident in a component district that currently has a resident serving on the BOCES Board whose term will not expire at the end of the current school year. (Arlington, Poughkeepsie, Spackenkill, Wappingers, Webutuck)
Nominations must be received from the local Board of Education by the BOCES District Clerk on or before March 9, 2017. The BOCES District Clerk will notify component District Clerks of the local Boards of Education of the names of all nominees after March 9th. Nominees attending the BOCES Annual Meeting on April 1, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in the CTI – Dining Room will be introduced at that time.
The election, by law, must occur in either a regular or special meeting of each component Board of Education convened on April 25, 2017, for the purpose of casting ballots. This April 25th date is the only date allowable for this election. Each component district may cast only one (1) vote for each vacant seat. The candidate receiving a plurality of the votes cast will be elected, provided, however, that no more than one candidate residing in a participating component district may be elected. The results will be issued through a press release immediately thereafter. Please schedule a meeting of your Board on April 25th.
Additional information about a Board trustee seat on the Dutchess BOCES Board may be secured by contacting Ms. Nancy Pisanelli, Secretary to the Dutchess BOCES District Superintendent, at 845-486-4800, ext 2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.