NYSSBA: The School Board Member Experience

The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) established a new website in February that provides comprehensive resources for individuals interested in learning about school board service.
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"As candidates navigate the ins-and-outs of running for the school board, they ask board members, superintendents and district clerks for information. The School Board Member Experience website is a one-stop shop for information regarding eligibility, deadlines, nominating petitions, board meeting protocols, basic roles and responsibilities and much more," said NYSSBA Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer. 

In addition, The School Board Member Experience is intended to help the public understand what school board service is like. Individuals who run for school board invest a great deal of time and effort into campaigning and serving on the board. But those who haven’t had the experience may not be fully aware of the commitment required for school board service.

The website, titled The School Board Member Experience, may be found at this link

In addition, here are links to specific topics:

Motivation to run for school board

Once elected, then what? Getting up to speed through an on-boarding process

A guide for your first year on the board




​​Deadline to run for school board is Apr. 22

Candidates interested in running for the Spencerport Board of Education are asked to contact Marcy Clapper, the District Clerk, to obtain a packet of information, which includes all the petition requirements, deadlines, and material for Cornerstone.

She may be reached by calling 349-5101; emailing mclapper@spencerportschools.org; or stopping in at District Office, 71 Lyell Ave., Spencerport.

Board of Education candidates must submit their petitions, signed by at least 25 qualified school voters of the district, by Mon., April 22 at 4 p.m.