School Board Election May 7
By Howard Schwach
Despite controversy and a move to do away with local school boards, the school board election will be held as scheduled on May 7, 2002.
Any person who is a parent of a student in District 27 schools or any citizen eligible to vote may run for a school board position.
There are nine positions and all of them are up for election this year.
There has been some indication that a number of the incumbents may choose not to run this year. A new School Governance Law was passed two years ago that severely limited the power of the local boards.
There are a number of important dates for those who are planning to run for one of the nine seats.
January 22 is the first day that petitions may be picked up at Board of Election Offices. The Queens office is at 42-16 West Street in Long Island City. The Central Office is at 32 Broadway in Manhattan.
January 29 is the first day that Nominating Petitions may be signed.
Nominating Petitions may be filed at Board of Elections offices from March 4 through March 7.
March 11 is the last day to file Certificate of Acceptance.
March 15 is the last day to file Certificate To Fill Vacancy In Nomination Caused By Declination.
The last day for filing Objections To Nominating Petitions falls three days after the filing of the petition or the certificate. If that date is a Saturday or Sunday, the last day moves to Monday.
The last day to file Specifications of Objections to Nominating Petitions or Certificates falls six days after the filing of Objections. If that date is a Saturday or a Sunday, the last day moves to Monday.
April 12 is the last day to personally deliver or postmark application for registration and enrollment for the school board election.
Those interested in further information may call the Board of Elections at 212-487-5300 or the Board of Education hotline at 718-935-3910.