Would you like to become a School Board member?
A member of the Board of Education is entrusted with one of the most important responsibilities that can be assigned to any citizen – that of helping to plan the education of the youth of the state.
A school board member in New York State, even though sitting on a local Board of Education, serves as a state official. He/she joins more than 5,000 other men and women in guiding a statewide school system which employs more than 250,000 people and serves more than three million children. Board members receive no pay for this service, yet they do earn the satisfaction that comes from rendering
an indispensable public service. Morrisville-Eaton Central School Board members serve three-year terms.
To qualify for membership on a school board, an individual:
• Must be able to read and write.
• Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, he or she must be a citizen of the United States, at
least eighteen years or older, and not be a convicted felon or have been adjudged an incompetent.
• Must be and have been a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election, but need not
be a taxpayer.
• May be the only member of his or her family on the school board.
• May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.
• Must not have been removed from a school district office within one year of the election.
• Must not be an employee of the district.
Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed in the Office of the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., no later than April 21, 2014. The three-year Board of Education seats (three seats available) are held by Murry Ames and Marian Whitney whose terms expire on June 30, 2013, and the term expiring in 2016, currently held by Leslie Ashcraft, that expires May 20, 2014. Petitions for board member can be obtained from the Office of the District Clerk on March 24, 2014. The office of the District Clerk is located at the Middle/High School on Fearon Road in Morrisville. Phone: 684-9300.
Forms are attached below and due by March 31, 2014
Below you will find a nomination form for “Instructional Employee of the Year”, and one for “Non-Instructional Employee of the Year.” District residents, employees, and students are encouraged to nominate any district employee for this award. The Board of Education will review the nominations and select the recipients. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2014. The Employee of the Year award recipients are listed on a plaque located at both the elementary and middle/high schools. The past recipients are listed on the website under the Board of Education section. We would like to once again acknowledge each of these individuals for their lasting contribution to our school community. We look forward to being able to highlight even more of our outstanding school employees in the future.
Would you like to learn more about the educational system and its funding?
The following set of links are meant to be a resource for those who want to know more about the financial, educational, and political issues that impact the way our students are educated. If you have one that we have not listed that you think would be helpful to others please call the district office at 684-9300.
New York State School Boards Association
General website: http://www.nyssba.org/education-training/school-board-institute/
No new mandates: http://www.nyssba.org/no-new-mandates/no-new-mandates/
Advocacy alerts: http://www.nyssba.org/news/advocacy-alert/
State Aid/State Budget: http://www.nyssba.org/index.php?submenu=advocacy_legislation&src=gendocs&ref=StateAid_StateBudget&category=advocacy_legislation
New York State Center for Rural Schools
General website: http://www.nyruralschools.org/w/
Data tools: http://www.nyruralschools.org/w/data-tools/#.UvPb2ewo6os
Teaching and Learning: http://www.nyruralschools.org/w/resources-research/teaching-learning/#.UvPbs-wo6os
Finance and administration: http://www.nyruralschools.org/w/resources-research/finance-administration/#.UvPYr-wo6os
Dr. Rick Timbs - Statewide School Finance Consortium
General website: http://www.statewideonline.org/about.html
School Boards Institute
General website: omhsbi.org
Engage New York
General website: http://www.engageny.org/
Parent resources: http://www.engageny.org/parent-and-family-resources