The Non-Partisan System and the SBNC (School Board Nominating Committee)
Scarsdale’s Non-Partisan System for Election of School Board Members
Scarsdale traditionally has had two nonpartisan systems, one to nominate the Village Trustees, Mayor and Village Justice, and another to nominate School Board members. In the School Board election system, members of a nonpartisan nominating committee are elected by the voters to select one candidate for each vacant position on the School Board.
Since 1965, a nonpartisan citizens committee has nominated candidates for election to the School Board. The procedure for electing citizens to serve on this nominating committee, called the School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC), as well as the process by which the SBNC nominates candidates to the School Board, is governed by a resolution adopted by the voters of the Scarsdale school district in 1965 and amended from time to time since then (the Resolution). This website provides a description of the SBNC election and nominating processes. It also provides a description of the two other committees established by the Resolution — the Administrative Committee, which runs the election for citizens to become members of the SBNC, and the Joint Committee, which recommends changes to the Resolution for approval by the voters.
The Resolution was last amended on January 16, 2013. (Please click here for the Resolution.)
For more information regarding the non-partisan system, please visit the website for the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale (http://www.lwvs.org/villageschoolelections.htm).
The School Board Nominating Committee
The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) is a committee of citizens elected from across the Village for the purpose of nominating candidates to fill vacancies on the Scarsdale Board of Education. Each year, two members are elected from each of the five elementary school districts to serve a term of three years on the Nominating Committee, an additional year on the Administrative Committee, and a final year on the Joint Committee.