If you're concerned that the Hudson City School District persistently rates near the top in per student spending and near the bottom in academic performance, here's your chance to be part of the effort to effect change. This year, there are three openings on the Board of Education: one for a three-year unexpired term; two for five-year terms. The current board members whose terms are expiring are Board President Emil Meister, Mary Daly, and Peter Rice.
Nominating petitions are available now at the office of Frieda Van Deusen, Clerk of the Board, located at Hudson High School. Petitions require 100 signatures, and completed petitions must be returned to the clerk's office by 5 p.m. on April 27. The school district election will be held on May 17.
To qualify to be a member of the school board, you "must be able to read and write; must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older; and must have been, and continue to be, a district resident for at least one year prior to election, but need not be a taxpayer."