At its Tuesday, Oct. 21 meeting, the board announced that it will accept letters of interest until Tuesday, Nov. 25 from qualified community members who want to be considered to fill the vacancy on the board when current member Elizabeth Herkenham steps down on January 1.
The term will run from January to June, 2015.
If you are interested, please send a letter of interest to Board Clerk Jackie Martini, Hostetter Leadership Building, 50 Cypress Drive, Glenville, NY 12302 via mail, email or in person by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The letter should outline who you are, describe your connection to the school district and community and explain why you are interested in becoming a member of the BH-BL Board of Education. It should also include contact information (i.e., home address, email and phone numbers). If applicable, please include a professional resume with the letter.
Board members will review the letters of interest and conduct interviews before appointing someone to fill the vacancy.
State law requires that school board candidates be age 18 or older, registered to vote in the district, a Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake district resident for at least one year immediately prior to the May vote, able to read and write, not a district employee, and not residing in the same household as another board member.
All BH-BL school board members serve at large for no pay. The candidates who receive the highest number of votes on school budget day will be elected to three-year terms of office.
The seven members of the BH-BL board attend meetings on the majority of Tuesday evenings during the school year, plus some additional evenings (particularly during budget season) and some Tuesdays in the summer.
They also attend training sessions held by the NYS School Board Association, liaise with the various BH-BL PTAs, and volunteer to work on other initiatives and with other groups as needed throughout the year.