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Seats Open On Chappaqua School, Library Boards

A seat is open on the Chappaqua School Board.
A seat is open on the Chappaqua School Board. Photo Credit: Michael Nocella

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Two seats are open for candidacy on the Chappaqua Board of Education and Chappaqua Public Library Board.

Those interested in vying for the seats must enter nominating petitions by 5 p.m. Monday, April 18 with the District Clerk.

There are five members on the Board of Education each serving a three-year term.

Terms are staggered so that only two seats or one seat may be up for election at a time.

This year, the terms of Board President Warren Messner and Board Member Jeffrey Mester expire and both are seeking re-election. School board candidates run "at large" and not for specific seats, so the two candidates who receive the largest number of votes will win the two seats.

There are five members on the library board with each member serving a five-year term. Terms are staggered so that one new member is elected each year. This year, due to a vacancy, there are two seats up for election.

Library board candidates run "at large" and not for specific seats, so the two candidates who receive the largest number of votes will win the two seats.

The candidate receiving the largest number of votes will fill the full five-year term, and the candidate receiving the second largest number of votes will fill the term that expires on June 30, 2017.

If you are interested in learning more, the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association is offering a Prospective Board Member Workshop Monday, April 11 from 6:45 to 9:15 p.m.

Click here for more workshop details.

Nominating petitions must be signed by at least 25 people who are registered to vote in the CCSD; extra signatures is recommended.

Contact District Clerk, Terry Dell'olio at 238-7200, ext. 1002 or at thdellolio@ccsd.ws with any questions and/or to obtain a nominating petition to run for a board position.

The election is Tuesday, May 17.

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