Horseheads Board of Education
The Horseheads Central School District Board of Education is made up of nine district residents elected by the community and one non-voting student representative. Elected members serve three-year terms. The student representative, who is a senior and a student in the district for at least two years, serves a one-year term and is a non-voting member of the board. Board members receive no salary for their service.
By law, the Board of Education is entrusted with the responsibility of developing policies under which the district is managed. The powers and duties of the Board are as stated in the Education Law and other applicable New York State law.
The Horseheads Board of Education meets monthly, usually on the fourth Thursday of the month, with additional meetings scheduled as needed. Throughout the school year, the Board meets at each school in the district. Additional meetings are held in the Multi-Media Center (High School South Wing). Click here for the board meeting schedule.
The public is invited to all board meetings. In addition to the public session of the meeting, the board frequently adjourns to executive session, which because of the nature of their discussion, is closed to the public. By law, any discussion of particular personnel matters and negotiations must be discussed in closed session.
At each board meeting, there is an opportunity for the audience to comment on agenda items or other educational items. The board may put a time limit on the discussion.
Board of Education Election
Each year, three board seats are up for election. Board member elections are held on the day of the budget vote, which is the third Tuesday in May, as set by the state.
To run for the Board of Education, a person must be a qualified voter of at least 18 years of age, be able to read and write, and have been a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the vote. To become a candidate, eligible residents must submit a completed petition of signatures to the Business Office 30 days prior to the vote. The district will notify the public through the news media when petitions become available.
How to contact the Board of Education...
- Write a letter addressed to the Board of Education and send it to the attention of the Superintendent’s Office, One Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY, 14845. The letter will be shared with the Board; or
- Send an email to District Clerk Nancy Parrillo at email@example.com. The email will be shared with the Board of Education.
Questions? Email the district at horseheadsdistrict.com or call (607) 739-5601, x4295.