• Subject:  Nomination and Election of Board Members (1220)

    The component boards shall be notified by February 1 of each year of vacancies on the Board to be filled at the Annual Election.

    Nominations will occur by resolution of the board of education of one or more component school districts and shall be transmitted in writing to the Clerk of the BOCES at least thirty (30) days prior to the date designated by the President of the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services for the election.

    Election of the Cooperative Board members will occur on a date selected by the President of the Cooperative Board that is on or after April sixteenth and on or before April thirtieth. The ballot will be prepared by the Clerk of the BOCES and mailed to each component district no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the date designated as the day of the election by the President of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

    Each component district is entitled to cast one vote for each vacant Board position. A component board may not cast more than one vote for any individual candidate.

    To be elected, a candidate must receive a plurality of votes cast. Any tie vote will be broken by a runoff to be held within twenty (20) days of the initial vote.

    Education Law Section 1950(2-a)
    Adopted:  7/10/12