BOE elections on May 17

On Tuesday, May 17, Liberty Central School District voters will
choose three district residents to serve on the Liberty Board of
Education from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Residents must collect at least 25 signatures from qualified
school district voters to be placed on the ballot. Petitions must
be filed by 5 p.m. April 18, 2016 in the district clerk’s office,
115 Buckley Street, Liberty. Contact District Clerk Tania DeFrank
at (845) 292-6990 for a nominating petition.

The three seats for re-election are currently held by Andrew
Kavleski, John Nichols and Philip Olsen.

The Liberty Board of Education is comprised of nine school
district residents elected by voters. Each board member is elected
to a three-year term. Board members are not financially
compensated.

The Board is the official policy-making body of the school
district. It is responsible for carrying out the laws and
regulations pertaining to the education of children living within
the district. The Board adopts district policy, curriculum,
programs of study, and approves the hiring of all personnel, as
well as establishing the conditions of employment.The Board is
also responsible for maintaining district facilities, establishing
an annual budget, and setting a tax levy.

To qualify for Board membership, an individual must be:

1. able to read and write;

2. a citizen of the United States;

3. at least 18 years of age;

4. a qualified voter of the district; and

5. a resident of the school district for at least one year prior
to election.

No employee of the school district may be a member of the Board,
except as permitted by law. No more than one member of a family
shall be a member of the same Board of Education.

For more information, contact District Clerk Tania DeFrank at (845) 292-6990 or tdefrank@libertyk12.org.

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