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Board Candidate Information

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Candidate packets are now available for the Williamsville Board of Education. Prospective candidates must obtain at least 68 valid signatures, which represents two percent of last year’s total vote count. Petitions are due in the District Office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018.  

Qualified candidates must be able to read and write; be a citizen of the United States; be 18 years of age; and be a resident of the school district for at least one year prior to the election. A complete list of qualifications and the necessary candidate affidavit are available at the links below.

Related Document: SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE PACKET

For more information, please call the District Clerk's Office at 716-626-8092


2018 Procedure & Timeline for Election of Williamsville School Board Members

February 1-April 16

Candidate packets (WSCD information and blank petition forms) will be available to interested persons. Packets may be picked up at the reception desk or from the District Clerk at the school district offices (105 Casey Road), or partial packets may be downloaded from the website. Upon prior request, packets will also be available before and after meetings of the Board of Education during this time period. There is a limit of one packet per person. Information about eligibility requirements for school board candidates and election procedures will also be available on the district website.

February 1-April 16

Completed petitions must be delivered to the office of the District Clerk, accompanied by a signed statement from the candidate indicating that she or he (1) meets the qualifications for serving on the school board and (2) has received information regarding nomination, campaigning and election procedures. The Clerk will keep a list of petitions received, and provide the list to the Board in a weekly report.

Consistent with Board policy, the Superintendent and staff will cooperate impartially with all candidates by providing information about school governance, Board operations and school programs upon request. Candidates will not be asked to provide any information beyond the petitions and statement described above. Candidates who wish to provide additional information about themselves are encouraged to complete the PTSA questionnaire and return it for publication by the PTSA Council.

April 16 @ 5:00 p.m.

Petitions from qualified candidates which contain 68 valid signatures must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., at 105 Casey Road, P.O. Box 5000, E. Amherst, NY, 14051-5000.

First expense statement must be submitted to the District Clerk on or before the 13th day preceding the election to which it relates, for all expenditures and contributions totaling more than $500 (Education Law Section 1529)

April 17 @ 5:00 p.m.

A public drawing for ballot position will be held at the district offices,105 Casey Road. Candidates are invited, but not required to attend.

May 3 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

Candidates’ Night is sponsored by the PTSA Council for the benefit of the public. Candidates are invited, but not required to attend. District Office Boardroom, 105 Casey Road, E. Amherst, NY, 14051-5000.

May 10

Second expense statement must be submitted to the District Clerk. (Five days preceding election). 

May 15

Election Day- 7:00 AM- 9:00 PM North High School, Gymnasium 1595 Hopkins Road, Williamsville, NY, 14221  

June 4

Final expense statement must be submitted to the District Clerk. (Twenty days after the election).