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How Long is a Board Term?
Each board term is three years long and terms are staggered so all board positions are not open at the same time.
Who Can Run?
In order to run for the Board a candidate must be able to read and write, be a qualified voter of the District (that is be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age), and be a resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year. Furthermore, a candidate may not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year, may not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family, may not be a current employee of the school board and may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.
How to Run?
Each April, petitions and information packets are available at the Liverpool Central Schools District Office at 195 Blackberry Road. Anyone wishing to run for the Board of Education is required to submit a completed nominating petition at least 30 days prior to the school district election, which is held on the third Tuesday of May. Nominating petitions must be signed by district residents. The number of signatures required on the petition is based on the number of residents who voted the previous year. State law also requires candidates to file a sworn statement disclosing campaign expenses, if those expenses exceed $500.
Three board seats are open each year. Candidates must be elected by a simple majority of district resident voters.
The LCSD board also seats two student liaisons, both of whom are Liverpool High School seniors. One student is appointed to the position; the other is elected by his/her peers. A third LHS student is appointed Junior Board Liaison. He/she attends board meetings for 6 months before moving up to the Senior Liaison position. Student liaisons are required to go through an interview process and are approved by the Board.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Board Member?
Board members are representatives of the entire community, stewards of the district’s resources, leaders of the district and advocates for public education. The major responsibilities include: setting a direction for the District by establishing goals, standards and strategies; ensuring alignment of strategies, resources, policies, programs and processes with district goals; assessing by using comprehensive data, thorough deliberation and open communication; and continuously working towards improving the district.
Board members oversee the education of students and are responsible for school district operations, but do not directly run the district’s day-to-day operations. LCSD board members serve on a variety of district committees and subcommittees and act as building liaisons to Liverpool’s nine elementary schools, three middle schools, the annex building and the high school.
When Are Board Meetings?
The LCSD Board, comprised of nine board members, meets regularly at 7 p.m., twice a month, from September through June, in the Boardroom at the District Office at 195 Blackberry Road. Meetings are public and community residents are encouraged to attend.
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