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SBNC Nominates Two Candidates to School Board

March 24, 2014.  The 2014 Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) has nominated Chris Morin and Scott Silberfein for election to the Scarsdale Board of Education. The two candidates are being nominated to fill the seats on the School Board currently held by Jonathan Lewis and Sunil Subbakrishna, who earlier this year announced that, although eligible for reelection, they had decided not to seek a second term.   Mr. Morin and Mr. Silberfein are each being nominated to a three-year term on the School Board.

SBNC Chair, John Clapp, stated: “Chris and Scott are highly accomplished candidates who, I believe, will serve the school system with distinction.  Although this year we were confronted with the decisions of the two incumbents not to run for a second term, we were fortunate to be selecting from a pool of well qualified candidates to fill those vacancies.  On behalf of the SBNC, I would like to thank all of the applicants for the time and effort put into their candidacies and their willingness to devote their talents to serving the community in this way. Their participation enriched the process immensely.”

About the SBNC: Comprised of 30 elected voting members (six from each of the five elementary school areas) and four non-voting members, the SBNC met over seven Sundays from January through March to select candidates based “solely on their qualifications to serve the community” as prescribed by the SBNC resolution.  Please find more information, including details on how to run for the SBNC, at our website: http://www.scarsdalesbnc.com.

Please remember to vote on Tuesday, May 20 in the school board election, the same day as the 2014-2015 school budget vote.

Inquiries concerning this press release:

John Clapp, Chair or Viveca Teuber, Vice Chair

Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee

sbncchair@gmail.com

Sunil Subbakrishna to step down from Scarsdale Board of Education after one term.

February 26, 2014. Scarsdale School Board member Sunil Subbakrishna has informed the School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) that, for professional reasons, he will not be a candidate this year for reelection to the Scarsdale Board of Education. Mr. Subbakrishna has served on the School Board since 2011 and, although eligible for renomination, has decided not to seek a second term.

In 2014 the SBNC will nominate two candidates for election to the Board of Education. Jonathan Lewis, another member of the School Board eligible for renomination this year, previously
announced that he would not seek a second term. As a result, there will be two open seats on the School Board this year. The SBNC will review this development as it moves into the next stage of its nominating process.

SBNC Chair, John Clapp, stated: “On behalf of the SBNC, I would like to thank Sunil for his service to the school district and the community. While we would like to be considering him for renomination, we respect his decision to step down at the end of the current school year and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Mr. Subbakrishna said: “I would like to thank the community for giving me the opportunity to serve on the board for three years. I truly appreciate the time I have spent on issues related to the education of our children. It is fulfilling and rewarding work. I regret that I will not be able to continue for the next three years, but the professional demands of my career make it impossible for me to continue. I would also like to thank my board colleagues who have made this such an enjoyable experience for me, and who will remain my friends when my service is complete.”

Inquiries concerning this press release:
John Clapp, Chair
Viveca Teuber, Vice Chair
Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee
sbncchair@gmail.com
Sunil Subbakrishna
sunil.subbakrishna@gmail.com

From The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale’s website, lwvs.org:

Please join us on Monday January 27, 2014 at 9:00am at the third floor of Village Hall for our general membership meeting at which Jyoti Ruta and Janet Korins, co-chairs of the SBNC Administrative Committee, will answer questions concerning the recent SBNC election. This will be followed by a consensus meeting at which League members are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Tracy Jaffe at 914-723-7277 or at SBNC@lwvs.org.

Jonathan Lewis to step down from Scarsdale Board of Education after one term:

January 23, 2014.  Scarsdale School Board member Jonathan Lewis has informed the School Board Nominating Committee that, for personal and professional reasons, he will not be a candidate this year for re-election to the Scarsdale Board of Education.  Mr. Lewis has served on the School Board since 2011 and, although eligible for re-nomination, has decided not to seek a second term.  Please click here to read the press release.

Following the recent elections, the SBNC will shortly be starting its work to identify candidates for nomination to the Board of Education.  In 2014, the SBNC will nominate two candidates to the board.  In addition to the vacancy created by Jonathan Lewis’ decision not to seek re-nomination, 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.  See Join the School Board if you are interested in being considered for nomination to the School Board.

Press Release: January 23, 2014

Jonathan Lewis to step down from Scarsdale Board of Education after one term; SBNC seeks candidates for nomination to the School Board.

Scarsdale School Board member Jonathan Lewis has informed the School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) that, for personal and professional reasons, he will not be a candidate this year for re-election to the Scarsdale Board of Education.  Mr. Lewis has served on the School Board since 2011 and, although eligible for re-nomination, has decided not to seek a second term.

John Clapp, Chair of the SBNC stated: “On behalf of the SBNC, I would like to thank Jonathan for his dedicated service to the school district and the community.  While we would like to be considering him for re-nomination, we respect his decision to step down at the end of the current school year and wish him well in his future endeavors.  We are encouraged that Jonathan will continue his work as the board’s liaison to the New York State School Board Association through the end of his term.

Jonathan Lewis commented: “New York State policies threaten the quality of progressive public education in our district, and throughout the state.  I intend to stay involved in education reform advocacy to promote the values of a liberal arts education, and to end policies that threaten the fiscal solvency of our school districts.”

Following the recent elections, the SBNC will shortly be starting its work to identify candidates for nomination to the Board of Education.  In 2014, the SBNC will nominate two candidates to the board.  In addition to the vacancy created by Jonathan Lewis’ decision not to seek re-nomination, 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 sbncchair@gmail.com as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 PM on February 25, 2014.  Forms are available at http://www.scarsdalesbnc.com.  For more information on the SBNC, including the governing Resolution, information on the non-partisan system, and a list of the current SBNC members, please visit the SBNC website or contact the SBNC Chair.

For inquiries concerning this press release contact:

John Clapp, Chair
Viveca Teuber, Vice Chair
Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee
sbncchair@gmail.com

Jonathan Lewis:
Lewis@samsonCA.com

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