Open Seats on Board of Education

The Cairo-Durham Central School District Board of Education will have four (4) open seats on the 2019-2020 budget ballot as the terms of the following current members are set to expire: Dr. Peter Byrne, Dennis Burke, Robert MacGiffert and Gary Warner. Three of the seats are three-year, non-paid terms ending in 2022. One seat is a one-year, non-paid term ending on June 30, 2020.

Prospective nominees must have a primary residence in the Cairo-Durham Central School District and be registered voters. Responsibilities of school board members include:

  • Creating a shared vision for the future of education at Cairo-Durham
  • Setting the direction of the school district to achieve high student performance
  • Creating strategic partnerships with community stakeholders
  • Budget development and adoption
  • Policy development and adoption

See more characteristics of an effective school board member from the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA). 

If you’re interested in joining the CDCSD Board of Education, contact the Board Clerk to get a nominating petition (518-622-8534, ext. 25010). Completed nominating petitions are due back to the Board Clerk in the District Office by Monday, April 22, 2019, at 5 p.m.

BOE elections will take place with the annual school budget vote on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 1 - 9 p.m. Of the four candidates elected, the one who receives the fewest votes will win the one-year term ending on June 30, 2020.