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Board of Education Candidate Petitions

Dear Candidate,

Enclosed is the Nominating Petition for the office of Trustee of the Board of Education of the Blind Brook-Rye Union Free School District.  Petitions require 25 signatures or 2% of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election, whichever is greater.  There were 1,134 votes cast in the 2022 Budget Vote & Board Member Election; therefore, the 2023 petition must have a minimum of 25 qualified voters’ signatures.  The petition must be returned 30 days before the election, by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023.   

The qualifications for membership on a school board are:

  • Must be able to read and write.

  • Must be a qualified voter of the district (citizen of the U.S., at least 18 years of age and not adjudged an incompetent.  A convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a school board if his or her maximum prison sentence has not expired or if he or she has not been pardoned or discharged from parole).

  • Must be and have been a resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.

  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding one year.

  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.

  • May not be a current employee of the school board.

  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 10:00 am, there will be a lottery for placement on the ballot. 
In the event any candidate is not present in person or is not represented by a person designated in a written proxy the District Clerk is authorized to act as proxy and candidate will be notified of the results. 

Campaign expenditure and contribution statements are available here.

WPSBA Prospective School Board Member Workshop information is available here.

NYSSBA What all Prospective School Board Members Should Know website resources here.

NYSSBA 2023 Running for the School Board Brochure is available here.

National Professional Resources – What Everyone Needs to Know About School Boards here

Please review the above and let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance. I can be reached at 914-937-3600 x1001 or via email


Vivian Groccia

District Clerk