Scarsdale SBNC

Non-Partisan School Board Nominating Committee

SBNC Election January 2022

Overview

The non-partisan School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) plays an integral role in shaping the excellence of the Scarsdale schools. By involving a wide breadth of community members, the SBNC strives to fulfill its mission of recruiting, vetting and selecting the most qualified nominees for Scarsdale’s Board of Education (BoE).

The Nominating Committee nominates candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the BoE.

The Administrative Committee runs the election for residents to become members of the SBNC.

  • November/December: The Administrative Committee invites all residents to run for seats on the SBNC.

  • December: Candidates submit application forms to the Administrative Committee.

  • January: The Administrative Committee runs a village-wide election. Elected individuals join the SBNC.

  • January – March: The newly constituted SBNC convenes to nominate candidates for BoE.

  • February: Biographical forms due for BoE applicants

  • May: Village-wide BoE election, along with school budget voting. Elected individuals join BoE.

Pursuant to its governing Resolution (adopted first in 1965 and amended many times since), the SBNC Nominating Committee judges and selects BoE candidates “solely on their qualifications to serve the community”,  not on their campaigning abilities or positions on specific issues. One candidate is nominated for each vacancy on the BoE.

The Administrative Committee conducts the SBNC election to fill the seats on the Nominating Committee.

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, then two additional year on the Administrative Committee. The staggered elections of three years yield 30 voting members on the Nominating Committee.