Important Dates for Prospective Board Candidates

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Nominating Petitions available online or in the Office of the District Clerk

March 25, 2021 (Thursday)
7-9:00 p.m. via Zoom

FREE Prospective Board Members workshop offered by Dutchess County School Boards Association. E-mail Kelly Lappan (kelly.lappan@gmail.com) to register.

April 19, 2021 (Monday)

Nominating Petitions with 49 signatures and a short bio/platform of no more than 120 words are due in the Office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. (30 days before the election)

April 19, 2021 (Monday)

First campaign expenditure statement due (due 30 days before the vote)

April 20, 2021 (Tuesday) 

Drawing for ballot position at the Office of the District Clerk at 3:30 p.m.

May 13, 2021 (Thursday)

Second campaign expenditure due.  Poll Watcher Certification is due by 4:00 p.m.

May 18, 2021 (Tuesday)

Budget vote and election of Board of Education candidates

June 7, 2021 (Monday)

Final campaign expenditure statement due

  

Reporting Requirements for Candidates

New York State Education Law requires that Board candidates file three campaign expenditure statements.  If the campaign expenditures are over $500 the statement must be filed with the District Clerk and the NYS Commissioner of Education.  If the expenses are under $500 the campaign expenditure statement need only be filed with the District Clerk.  A preliminary campaign expenditure statement must be filed at least thirty days before the election, a second statement must be filed on or before the fifth day preceding the election and a final statement must be filed within twenty days after the election.

*Campaign expenditure statements must be filed with the Office of the District Clerk and the NYS Commissioner of Education if the expenditures are over $500. If the expenses are under $500, the campaign expenditure statement need only be filed with the District Clerk.