Join the School Board

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.  Jonathan Lewis has recently announced that he will step down from the School Board this year and will not seek re-election to a second term.   An additional seat is available to fill the position currently held by Sunil Subbakrishna, who is completing his first term and is eligible for re-nomination.  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 20, 2014 school board election date.  Candidates should complete a biographical information form and submit it via email to the SBNC Chair, John Clapp, at as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 PM on February 25, 2014.  (Please click here for the 2014 Scarsdale BOE candidate biographical info form).

For more information about the school board nominating process and/or to obtain a biographical information form, please contact the SBNC Chair, John Clapp, at

Learn more about what makes a good School Board member.

On January 26, 2014 the current Board of Education made a presentation to the School Board Nominating Committee to discuss the responsibilities and qualifications related to Board Service. You may view this presentation in five parts:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five


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