Applicants must also meet the requirements to be a member of a Board of Education:
• Must be able to read and write (§2102).
• Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the
United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to
be incompetent (§§2102, 2012, 2507(7); Elec. Law §5-106(6)).
Note: a convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a school board if his/her maximum prison sentence has not expired or if he/she has not been pardoned or discharged from parole (Elec. Law §5-106(2)-(4)).
• Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election (§§2105, 2502(7), (9)(d).
• May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year (§2103(2)).
• May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family (§2103(3).
• May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office (Matter of Schoch & Betheil, 21 ED Dept. Rep 300 (1981).