January 27, 2015

Are you interested in becoming a School Board member?

The Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for nomination to the Scarsdale Board of Education.  In the coming months, the SBNC will nominate two candidates to the board. Mary Beth Gose has served two terms and is not eligible for renomination. Lewis Leone, Jr. has completed two terms and is not eligible for renomination.  The SBNC invites all residents to propose candidates for the Board of Education. A candidate must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a qualified voter, and a resident of the Scarsdale school district for at least one year prior to the May 19, 2015 school board election date.  Candidates should complete a biographical information form and submit it via email to the SBNC Chair, Diane Baylor, at as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Please also visit ‘Join the School Board’ link for additional information.


January 15, 2015

New Members Selected for Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee

The following candidates were chosen to join the Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee at the SBNC elections on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

Edgewood: Moira Ann Crouch and Daniel Moretti

Fox Meadow: Liz Guggenheimer and Pam Rubin

Greenacres: Elyse Mall Klayman and Terri Simon

Heathcote: Qing (Claire) He, Sarah Persily and Jacqueline Irwin (2-year term)

Quaker Ridge: Jonathan Birenbaum and Lauren Rimland

There were 431 total votes cast in the election. Fox Meadow had the highest number of voters with 200 ballots cast, followed by Heathcote with 94 ballots cast, Greenacres with 51, Quaker Ridge with 47 and Edgewood with 39.  This compared favorably to last year’s 525 votes, a record number with five fully contested elections.

This year’s eleven new SBNC members will join nineteen others already on the committee serving staggered three-year terms. The committee will have its first meeting on Sunday, January 25th and by the end of March, it will nominate two candidates for the Scarsdale Board of Education to fill the seats currently held by Mary Beth Gose and Lewis Leone, Jr.  Ms. Gose and Mr. Leone are completing their second terms and neither is eligible for re-nomination.  The SBNC Board of Education candidates, along with any other candidates who may choose to run, will be up for public election at the same time as the School Budget vote in May 2015.


December 14, 2014

The SBNC Administrative Committee announces the slate of 2015 candidates for the School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC).

We are seeking the election of 2 candidates in each district, with the exception of Heathcote, where we are seeking the election of 3 candidates to include the replacement of an SBNC member who has recently resigned.  The candidates in each of the five elementary school districts are:

  1. Edgewood – Moira Ann Crouch, Daniel Moretti
  2. Fox Meadow – Elizabeth (Liz) Guggenheimer, Pam Rubin, Beverley Sved
  3. Greenacres – Elyse Mall Klayman, Terri Simon
  4. Heathcote – Qing (Claire) He, Jacqueline Irwin, Sarah Persily, Jodie Roure, Laura Toniolo
  5. Quaker Ridge – Jonathan Birenbaum, Lauren Rimland

The SBNC election will be held on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Residents may vote in person in the Auditorium Lobby at the Scarsdale Middle School on that date from 7:00 to 10:00 AM and from 2:00 to 9:00 PM, or by mail-in ballot received by 4 pm on Election Day.  In the event of a snow day, the election will be held on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

All election information is available at Brochures containing biographical information on each candidate and instructions for completing and returning mail-in ballots will be mailed to Scarsdale residents. Please find a copy of the 2015 brochure here.

Contributions to support the cost of printing and mailing the election brochure are gratefully appreciated; please visit


Seeking Candidates 

The School Board Nominating Committee is an elected group of 30 members that identifies, proposes and nominates qualified candidates to run for the Scarsdale Board of Education. The 30 voting members represent each of the five elementary school districts. Each year 10 new members are elected to serve a three-year term on the SBNC.

Residents of the school district are asked to serve the community by volunteering to run for the SBNC.

To become a candidate, residents must complete a biographical form and submit it, with a candidate petition with signatures from 10 residents in their elementary school district, by Nov. 18, to either of the SBNC Administrative Committee co-chairs: Bennett Josselsohn ( or Mindy Tucker ( These forms and additional information can be downloaded from The forms are also available at the Scarsdale Library and Village Hall.

Those interested in becoming a candidate can visit and/or contact the SBNC Administrative Committee co-chairs with any questions.


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