School Board Elections

  • Qualifications

    • Residency in the Phelps-Clifton Springs Central School District for at least one year prior to the day of the election;
    • 18 years of age or older;
    • A citizen of the United States; and
    • Be able to read and write.

    A school board member does not have to be a taxpayer. Employees of a school district may not be a member of the Board of Education. No more than one member of a family may be a member of the same Board of Education in any school district. Individuals removed from any office of any school district within one year of the day of election may not be elected to a Board of Education.

    Announcement Of Open Seats

    The terms of Board of Education members Laura Cirone and Sheri Scherbyn expire on June 30, 2020, and Jacob Amidon's term expires on May 19, 2020. The two (2) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve terms of three (3) years and the candidate with the third-highest vote total will serve a term of two (2) years, 42 days. Petitions may be obtained at the District Office as of March 16, 2020.

    Twenty-five signatures of qualified voters are needed on the petition and must be filed with the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 20, 2020. Candidates should submit the following biographical release form by April 10, 2020. Information used from the form will be published in the Midlakes Journal and elsewhere.

    »Board of Education Candidate Biography Form«

    Prospective Board Member Seminar

    Four County School Boards Association sponsors a free seminar for Prospective School Board Members. This seminar is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Regional Support Center in Newark. Prospective candidates are encouraged to attend.

    Direct questions to District Clerk Sarah Butler at or (315) 548-6420.