Board of Education Elections

A local board of education is an agency of New York State governed by NYS law and the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. There are nine residents who serve, without pay, on the Cairo-Durham Central School District's Board of Education. The Board of Education has the power to develop policies, rules and regulations for the operation of our school system. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ROLE OF A BOARD MEMBER.  New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve.

If you are interested in running for election on the Board of Education for the Cairo-Durham Central School District, please see the information below.

A Nominating Petition (PDF link found below) must be filed with the Clerk of the Board, located at the Cairo-Durham District Office, by 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2016.

Three positions on the Board of Education will be filled as follows:

  • A member for a full term of three (3) years to fill the expired term of Dr. Peter Byrne;
  • A member for a full term of three (3) years to fill the expired term of Dennis Burke;
  • A member for a full term of three (3) years to fill the expired term of Gary Warner.

Voting for school board members is a simple but powerful way to support student success and strengthen your community.  Read more about how to cast your vote for student success in this helpful brochure provided by the New York State School Boards Association. (PDF)