Saturday, March 19, 2011

School Board Elections

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."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Carole, for spreading the word. The next five years -- the terms for 2 of the 3 school board seats -- will set the tone for Hudson for another generation. (The next three years, the time span for the 3rd board seat, will set the tone for ten years in the community at large.) We simply can not afford, as a community, not to make the schools as good as we can. I'd be glad to answer any questions about the significance of this vote -- or the proces.

    peter m.