Board Members Eligibility

School board members are unpaid officials elected by the voters to take formal legal actions and assume the major responsibility for the conduct of the schools.  The board president delegates certain responsibilities to the superintendent of schools and will ask him or her to make reports and recommendations to the Board of Education.  This is necessary and proper procedure.

Alden Central School's Board of Education is composed of seven (7) citizens elected to serve overlapping terms of five (5) years each.  Some qualifications for membership on a school board include: 

  • The ability to read and write

  • Must be a qualified voter of the district

  • Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year

At the end of the term, a board member wishing to continue service to the community must be re-elected to an additional term.  State law does not limit the number of terms a member may serve.  Voting for a school board position takes place on the third Tuesday in May.   This is the same date for voting on the school budget as established by law in 1997.