Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Board of Education 2018-19
APW School District Board of Education is comprised of residents of the school district, elected at large from the community. The members are unsalaried and hold office for a three-year term unless elected or appointed to fill a partial term. The authority of a Board member to act is limited to those times when the Board is meeting. Individual members cannot act on behalf of the Board unless specifically authorized by the Board to do so. All actions of the Board of Education require affirmative vote of at least four of its members, notwithstanding the number present at any one meeting. A simple majority of those present is not sufficient. The Board has complete and final control of local school matters subject only to the limits imposed by law, regulations of the State Commissioner of Education and, of course, the will of local residents as expressed in district elections.
Regular meetings of the Board of Education are generally held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room. These meetings are public and community residents are encouraged to attend. In addition to its regular business meetings, the Board has formed several committees which typically meet on the fourth Thursday of each month. Policy Committee 4:00-5:30pm; Long Range Planning - 5:30-6:30pm; Finance Committee - 6:30-7:30pm and Excellence and Student Achievement Committee - 6:30-7:30pm. Meetings are typically an hour in length and are held in the District Office conference rooms. The public is welcome.
Petitions Nominating Candidates for Office of Member of the Board.
The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District is accepting petitions nominating Candidates for the Office of Member of the Board. Such petitions are available at the office of the District Clerk at the A-P-W High School, Parish, New York, between the hours of 8:00 a. m. & 4:00 p. m. and must be filed with the in the office of the District Clerk located in the District Office Wing of the High School no later than 5:00 p. m. on Monday, April 22, 2019 for the board term of three years.
Each petition must be directed to the District Clerk, must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, and must state the name of the candidate’s seat for which you are seeking election. Qualifications for board membership are as follows:
--must be able to read & write;
--must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at
least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent;
--must be and have been a resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted
period of at least one year immediately before the election;
--may not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding
--may not be a current employee of the school board; and
--may not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.