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Candidate packets will be available February 1, 2019 for the Williamsville Board of Education. Prospective candidates must obtain at least 65 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 22, 2019. 

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 link below. (School Board Candidate Packet-Partial Packet)


For more information, please call or email Lynn Carey, District Clerk at 716-626-8092 or LCarey@williamsvillek12.org.

2019 Procedure & Timeline for Election of Williamsville School Board Members

February 1-April 22

Candidate packets (WSCD information and blank petition forms) will be available to interested persons. Packets may be picked up 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 22

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.

By April 22 at 5:00 p.m.

Petitions from qualified candidates which contain 65 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 thirtieth day preceding the election to which it relates, for all expenditures and contributions totaling more than $500 (Education Law Section 1529)

April 23 at 5:30 p.m.

A public drawing for ballot position will be held at the District Office Board Room,105 Casey Road, E. Amherst, NY 14051. Candidates are invited, but not required to attend.

May 9 at 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. Location:  District Office Board Room, 105 Casey Road, E. Amherst, NY, 14051.

May 16

Second Expense Statement must be submitted to the District Clerk. (Five days preceding election). 

May 21

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

June 10

Final Expense Statement must be submitted to the District Clerk. (Twenty days after the election).