Salamanca Schools To Hold Board Election, Budget Vote May 20

SALAMANCA – The Salamanca City Central School District has announced the annual board election and budget vote to take place Tuesday, May 20, from noon-9 p.m. In the Junior/Senior High School Gymnasium at 50 Iroquois Drive.

Along with the proposed budget that has yet to be released, two seats on the board will be filled. Thh top two vote-earners will fill the seats now occupied by Robert Crandall and Theresa Ray. Each term is a five-year term, to start July 1, 2014 and expiring on June 30, 2019.

Those interested in running for one of the two board positions are required to pick up petitions at the district clerk’s office at the Junior/Senior High School. Petitions must be turned in to the district clerk with the required 100 signatures up by 5 p.m. on April 30.

Those that are unable to vote in person can receive applications for an absentee ballot at the Salamanca City Central School District Clerk’s office during regular business hours. Questions can be addressed to Janet L. Koch at 945-2403 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Petitions must be signed by 100 qualified voters from within the district.

According to New York state education law, to be qualified to run for school board, a candidate must be able to read and write, be a qualified voter of the district of at least 18 years of age. A candidate must be a resident of the district for at least a year prior to running for a board position. Board members are not allowed to reside with other board members, nor are they allowed to be an employee of the school board for which they are running. Olean board members are at large and not tied to any district boundaries within the school district.

In addition, Native Americans that are properly registered and residing on the Allegany Territory in the Steamburg or Coldspring area, for a period of 30 days before the election, are eligible to vote in the district election despite the areas not being in the school district.