ANNOUNCEMENTS

RESULTS OF THE SBNC ELECTION

January 15, 2020

Ten candidates have been elected to join the School Board Nominating Committee for 2020.  The following candidates were elected:

Edgewood – Cecilia Anon-Kowalski, Prem Itharat

Fox Meadow – Swapna Kanekar, Jonathan Lemle

Greenacres – Deborah Jeanne Skolnik, Cindy S. Yau

Heathcote – Curtis Parker, “Claire” Yin Yang

Quaker Ridge – Susi D’ambra Coplan, Purnima Srivastava

A total of 137 votes were cast in the election, of which nine (9) were mail-in ballots.  There were two (2) write-in candidates.

The breakdown of votes cast by neighborhood are as follows:

Edgewood:  21

Fox Meadow: 26

Greenacres: 19

Heathcote: 37

Quaker Ridge: 34

This year’s new members will join the existing SBNC members of the committee each serving three-year terms on the SBNC followed by a two-year term as part of the Administrative Committee.  

The 21 amendments to the Resolution were passed.  A total of 125 Resolution ballots were cast in the election, of which nine (9) were mail-in ballots.  The breakdown of votes cast for each amendment is as follows:

Amdt YES NO Left blank
1 119 6 0
2 120 2 3
3 114 9 2
4 122 2 1
5 112 11 2
6 110 14 1
7 112 4 9
8 117 3 5
9 106 13 6
10 112 8 5
11 103 15 7
12 98 23 4
13 111 11 3
14 104 13 8
15 101 16 8
16 107 10 8
17 116 0 9
18 103 13 9
19 110 2 13
20 107 4 14
21 110 2 13

The committee will have its first meeting on January 26, 2020 and by the end of March it will nominate two (2) candidates for the Scarsdale Board of Education to fill the seats currently held by Christopher Morin and Scott Silberfein. All Scarsdale residents are welcome to propose Board of Education candidates to the SBNC at sbncchair@gmail.com. The SBNC Board of Education candidates, along with any other candidates who may choose to run, will stand for public election May 19, 2020 at the same time as the school budget vote.

Press Contact:  Felicia Block, (917) 287-3079 f_liss@hotmail.com


 

CANDIDATES TO RUN FOR THE 2020 SBNC ELECTION YEAR

December 19, 2019

The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election will take place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 7 – 10 AM and 2 – 9 PM in the Scarsdale Middle School (SMS)Auditorium Lobby at 134 Mamaroneck Road. In the event schools are closed on Election Day, the election will be held on the earlier of (i) Wednesday, January 15, 2020, or (ii) the next day school is in session. Any Snow Date or Run-off election will be held in the SMS Auditorium Lobby at the times given above.

A mail-in ballot is available for those who choose not to vote in person. Mail-in ballots are available to the public in hard copy at Scarsdale Village Hall and the Scarsdale Public Library Loft at Supply Field, 244 Heathcote Road and in electronic form on the Mail-in Ballots page on this site. Completed mail-in ballots must be sent to: SBNC Administrative Chair, PO Box 172H, Scarsdale, NY 10583 and received in the SBNC PO Box no later than 4 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Any resident of the School District may vote who is (i) a US citizen; (ii) 18 years of age or older; and (iii) a resident of the School District for 30 days prior to the election.

Residents will also vote on several proposed amendments to the SBNC Resolution. The proposed changes can be found at the Resolution page, as well as at Village Hall and at the Scarsdale Public Library Loft.

Following are the list of those running from each neighborhood along with biographies of each candidate:

EDGEWOOD

CECILIA ANON-KOWALSKI: 29 Tunstall Road

Years of Residency: 5 years

Occupation: School Psychologist

Education: Cornell University (BA – Biology and Society); Fordham University (MS Ed and Professional Diploma in Bilingual School Psychology)

Children’s ages: 10, 8

Civic Activities: Edgewood PTA member and active volunteer at school functions

 

PREM ITHARAT: 180 Lyons Road

Years of Residency: 8 years

Occupation: Financial Advisor / Wealth Management / Entrepreneur

Education: NYU Stern School of Business (BS, MBA)

Children’s ages: 12, 7, 3

Civic Activities: 2019-Present: Co-President Edgewood PTA; Chair, Red Cross Young Patrons of Metro NY North – Westchester, Lower Hudson Valley, Greenwich; Rotarian, Greenwich Rotary; Executive Leadership Committee Member, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light The Night – Westchester / Fairfield / Hartford; Ambassador, American Cancer Society Making Strides Fairfield Walk; President, Greenwich Young Professionals Group; Hudson River Museum Contemporaries Council Member; Co-President Elect Edgewood PTA (2018-2019)

FOX MEADOW

SWAPNA KANEKAR: 40 Crane Road

Years of Residency: 9 years

Occupation: Global Head of Tax Education: University of Pune, India (B.Com)

Child’s age: 14

Civic activities: Treasurer Fox Meadow PTA (2014-2016)

 

JONATHAN LEMLE: 32 Kent Road

Years of Residency: 2 years

Occupation: Real Estate Investment

Education: Union College (BA), Columbia Business School (MBA)

Children’s ages: 5, 2

Civic Activities: Attended Scarsdale Schools K-12 (Fox Meadow); iMentor – Weekly Mentoring Program

GREENACRES

DEBORAH JEANNE SKOLNIK: 11 Oakstwain Road

Years of Residency: 18 years

Occupation: Writer/Editor Education: Cornell University (BA – English)

Children’s ages: 19, 15

Civic Activities: Advisory Board – Scarsdale Adult School, Member – Junior League

CINDY S. YAU: 29 Kingston Road

Years of Residency: 10 years

Occupation: Attorney

Education: Georgetown University (BS – International Relations); UC Berkeley (Master’s in Journalism), University of San Francisco (JD)

Children’s age: 14, 12

Civic Activities: SHS Volunteer, College and Career Counseling Center (2019-2020); SMS EC Committee Members/Chair of Hospitality (2019-2020); SMS Co-Chair of Multicultural Committee (2018-2019, 2019-2020), Edgewood Book Fair Committee Chair (2016-2017); Co-President and Co-President Elect, Edgewood PTA (2014-2015, 2015-2016); Edgewood Multicultural Fair and Taste Around the World (2011-2017), Edgewood Fair Registration Chair (2011-2014), Classical Café Chair (2012-2013, 2013-2014)

HEATHCOTE

CURTIS PARKER: 23 Cushman Road

Years of Residency: 4 years

Occupation: Senior Vice President, AR Global Investments

Education: University of Tulsa (BS – Finance)

Children’s ages: 9, 7, 1

Civic Activities: Heathcote PTA (2015-2019), Scarsdale District-Wide Facilities Committee (2017), Woodlawn Heights Taxpayers (Treasurer, 2012-2015)

“CLAIRE” YIN YANG: 35 Secor Road

Years of Residency: 3 years

Occupation: M&A Tax Partner at PwC

Education: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (BS-Accounting/Information System)

Child’s age: 8

Civic Activities: Heathcote Multicultural Committee Chair (2019-2020); Heathcote Annual Lunar New Year Assembly and Teachers’ Luncheon (2017-2019); Learning-to-Look (2018-2019); various volunteering activities at Heathcote and Scarsdale Chinese Association

QUAKER RIDGE

SUSI D’AMBRA COPLAN: 1 Black Birch Lane

Years of Residency: 8 years

Occupation: Network Distribution/Affiliate Relations – ABC Television Network Education: University of Michigan (B.A – English & Psychology)

Children’s ages: 16, 13

Civic Activities: WRT – Teen Task Force (2019-Present), Disney VoluntEAR – Supporting charitable organizations in the NYC area (2000-Present); Career Closet – Volunteer (2019-Present)

PURNIMA SRIVASTAVA: 4 Myrtledale Road

Years of Residency: 7 years

Occupation: Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase Education: University Of Delhi, Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Children’s ages: 15, 14

Civic Activities: Active volunteer at various activities at QRS, SMS and SHS; India Youth Fund Volunteer; Global Finance People Agenda Volunteer

 

For additional information, please contact Felicia Block, SBNC Administrative Committee Chair, at f_liss@hotmail.com


UPCOMING LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS EVENT TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE SBNC RESOLUTION 

December 04, 2019

On Monday, December 16, at 9 a.m. at Village Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room,
LWVS will hold a general membership information session regarding the proposed amendments to the School Board Nominating Committee Resolution. Jordan Copeland, current chair of the Joint Committee, will be present to answer questions. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
[Read more on the League’s web site]

[Please go to the Resolution page on this site to review the proposed amendments]


JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES
PUBLIC MEETING AND SEEKS COMMENT ON PROPOSED RESOLUTION AMENDMENTS

November 18, 2019

The Joint Committee of the School Board Nominating Committee is proposing several amendments to its Resolution, the governing document of the Scarsdale non-partisan school board nomination process. Copies of the proposed amendments and a markup of the Resolution can be found on the Resolution page of this website, at Village Hall, and at the Scarsdale Public Library Annex.

Public feedback on these proposed changes is requested. Members of the community may comment by attending our public meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 7:45pm at Scarsdale High School, Rooms 170-172, and by emailing chair Jordan Copeland at
SBNCResolution@gmail.com by December 13, 2019.

The public vote on the Resolution amendments, as well as the election of SBNC candidates, will be held on January 14, 2020 from 7am to 9pm at Scarsdale Middle School or by mail-in ballot.

The members of the Joint Committee are: Miriam Beveridge, Felicia Block, Colleen Brown, Michael Chayes, Jordan Copeland, Wendy Gendel, Liz Guggenheimer, Sang Han, Sharon Higgins, Stacey Kaufman, Amy Lewis, Manos Makrakis, Elizabeth Massey, Tanya Singer, and Susanne Vleck.

Public and Media Contact: Jordan Copeland, Chair, Joint Committee, by email SBNCResolution@gmail.com

 


The School Board Nominating Committee is seeking candidates 

September 29, 2019

The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) is seeking candidates to run for committee positions with terms beginning in January 2020. The SBNC is a committee of citizens elected from across the Village for the important purpose of nominating candidates to fill vacancies on the Scarsdale Board of Education.  SBNC members serve a vital function within our village and we strongly encourage all residents interested in maintaining the excellence of Scarsdale schools to consider running for an SBNC position. 

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.

If you’re interested in running for the committee, more information and biographical and petition forms are available at Join the SBNC.

Questions can be directed to Felicia Block via e-mail at f_liss@hotmail.com.

 


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