Policy Information
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Board of Education: Qualifications, Numbers and Terms of Office
Policy # 1120


A Board of Education member of the Oswego City School District must meet the following qualifications:


         a)      A citizen of the United States;


         b)      Eighteen (18) years of age or older;


         c)      Able to read and write;


         d)      A legal resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one (1) year prior to the election;


         e)      Cannot be an employee of the Oswego City School District;


         f)      The only member of his/her family (that is, cannot be a member of the same household) on the Oswego City School District Board;


g)      May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office, including, but not limited to Superintendent, clerk, tax collector, treasurer or librarian, or an employee of the Board.


                  1.      A Board member of a BOCES may not be employed by any of that BOCES' component districts.


                  2.      In small city school districts, Board members may not hold any city office other than that of police officer or firefighter.


         h)      Must not have been removed from a School District office within one (1) year preceding the date of appointment or election to the Board.


Number of Members


The Board of Education of the Oswego City School District shall consist of seven (7) members elected by the qualified voters of the School District at the annual election as prescribed by law.


Terms of Office


Members of the Board of Education shall serve for three (3) years beginning July 1 following their election and each term shall expire on the thirtieth day of June of the third year.


Policy References:
Education Law Sections 1602,1702(1),1804(1),1950(9),2101,2102,2103,2103(a),2130(1),2105 and 2502
Public Officers Law Section 3
Town Law Section 23(1)

Adoption Date: 12/20/2011
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