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Calling all Board of Education candidates

Any Rye resident interested in being a candidate for election to the Rye City School District Board of Education may pick up a candidate’s packet at the district’s central administration offices at 411 Theodore Fremd Ave., Suite 100 S, on school days between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Eligible school board candidates must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, a qualified voter in the school district, and able to read and write. They must be residents of their districts continuously for one year before the election on May 16. They cannot be employed by the board on which they will serve or live in the same household with a family member who is also a member of the same school board.

A nomination to candidacy must be made by the submission of petitions which include the names of 100 qualified voters in the Rye City School District. Petitions must be submitted no later than April 26 at 5 p.m. Blank petitions are included in candidate packets.

On the seven-member board, there are two seats up for election this year. The two Board of Education members whose terms conclude June 30 are eligible to run for re-election. The two candidates who receive the greatest number of votes will be elected to office. The term of office is for three years and begins July 1.

Questions may be directed to Elaine Cuglietto, district clerk, at 967-6100 ext. 6278.

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