Are you interested in running for a seat on your local school board? The Genesee Valley School Boards Association (GVSBA) is holding an informational meeting for potential school board candidates at 7 p.m. on March 20.
The meeting will be held at the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, 80 Munson St. in Le Roy.
This meeting will help you understand the steps that you must take to be included in the election, and what you can expect as a board member.
The meeting will also include panel discussions, featuring Patrick Burk, executive director of the GVSBA; other panelists are a newer board of education member, a veteran member, as well as a school superintendent.
The program will be a comprehensive look at what is required to run for election, some basic education law and the roles and responsibilities of a board of education member.
“This is an excellent way for a community member to become involved with the educational program in their home town,” Burk said.
Local school boards are comprised of five, seven or nine members, depending on the school district, and terms are either three or five years. Commitment, time and skills as well as required training and programs will also be discussed.
Refreshments will be served. Registration is required; please contact Burk or Sandra Lee James at (585) 344-7537.