Board of Education

Board of Education Election Update

Each year, three terms expire on the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District Board of Education, creating three available positions. Board of Education seats are for three year terms.

In an executive order issued on Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and board of education election will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

The order also waived the minimum signature threshold for board of education candidates and states that candidates must meet all of the other requirements to run for the board.

Prospective candidates must complete a M-W JUNE 2020 Board Petition and make an appointment with District Clerk Donna Vitucci, [email protected]. This petition must be received by the District Clerk (via fax, mail, or email) not later than Monday, May 11, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.

Candidate Qualifications:

Must be able to read and write
Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years of age
Must be and have been a resident of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election
The three Board members whose terms will expire this year are:

  • Donald Beeler
  • Daniel A. Ezratty
  • Jon Huberth

Visit the New York State School Boards Association for additional information about the roles of Board members or visit the Board Candidate page on the district website. Please contact District Clerk Donna Vitucci at (845)460-6200 ext 6203 if you have any questions.

Please visit Board Docs to view Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education (BOE) meeting and committee agendas and minutes, as well as detailed information related to the BOE.

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is committed to the belief that an effective school program can only be accomplished by nurturing a partnership between the schools and the community.

Decisions made by the elected school board affect the education of M-W children and, therefore, the well-being of the community. The school board can best represent its constituents when members of the community take the time to observe the board in action, express their opinions, ask questions, and communicate their wishes in the public setting.

Community continued interest and support will guarantee the excellence in our schools.

The School Board’s Role

The Monroe-Woodbury Board of Education is made up of nine non-paid citizens elected to serve overlapping terms of three years each.

Board elections are held each year on the third Tuesday in May. Polls are open at Central Valley Elementary School from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

New York State does not limit the number of terms a board member may serve. The school board’s powers and duties are derived from the State Constitution, the laws of New York State and the rulings of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

In addition to the nine members, a Monroe-Woodbury High School senior is selected to serve as student representative on the Board of Education as an ex officio, non voting member, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1702 of the Education Law, as approved by public vote in May 2016. The student member of the Board of Education will serve as the voice of the students by providing brief reports sharing issues of importance to the student body.

Roles and responsibilities of the board include:

  • Establishing district policies
  • Developing an annual budget for public approval
  • Serving as employing agent for the district
  • Approving curriculum
  • Maintaining the school buildings
  • Acting as a communication link between residents and the superintendent.