The Mount Vernon City School District, School Board Trustee Election is Tuesday, May 15th. There are three seats up for grab and this is an important local election that every resident should care about.
I know there are many who may have never voted in a School Board election before and may be asking why is it important?
For one, the school district is where the majority of your taxes go, that alone should be enough of a reason to get involved and take the time out of your busy schedule and vote, whether you have children in the district of school age or not. Secondly, parents know that the first thing to do when looking at a neighborhood is to research the school system. Even if you’re single, living in an area with a much sought-after school system raises your property value.
After the election your job is not over, you must get involved, go to the Board of Education meetings and participate in your schools PTA. If you DO NOT VOTE, or get involved, you CAN NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT! Enough Said!
“Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy…It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little education, minorities and you and me.”… Nancy Neuman, former President of the League of Women Voters
Below are the candidates, and you voting place you vote for City Council, Mayor, and President is the same place you go to vote for School Board Trustee. See You At The Polls! Oh yeah, not sure where to vote- click here!
Other Westchester Municipalities having School Board And 2018-2019 Votes include The Peekskill City School District (2 seats up), Greenburgh Central School District, New Rochelle Public Schools (One (1) full Five-year term and one (1) Two-year term [unexpired portion of a vacant term]), Scarsdale Public School District, the Mamaroneck Union Free School District (which includes public school system for Village of Larchmont residents), Port Chester Public Schools, Tuckahoe Union Free School District (one (1) board seat), Pelham Public School District (Eligible Pelham voters may vote on a two-proposition bond proposal to fund facilities/infrastructure projects and athletic facilities/fields upgrades), Rye City School District (There is only one Polling Place: The Rye Middle School Gymnasium at 3 Parsons Street.), Blind Brook – Rye Union Free School District, Elmsford Union Free School District, Pleasantville Union Free School District (two vacancies), Croton-Harmon Union Free School District (school district encompasses parts of the towns of Cortlandt and Yorktown and includes the village of Croton-on-Hudson – two (2) School Board Member positions), Lakeland Central School District (towns of Yorktown, Cortlandt and Somers in Westchester County; and the towns of Carmel, Philipstown, and Putnam Valley in Putnam County – Five candidates are running for four open seats), Chappaqua Library and Central School District Boards (Chappaqua and Millwood, as well as parts of Pleasantville and Mount Kisco – one (1) seat), Ossining Union Free School District and Library Boards, Bedford Central School District (serving students from Bedford Hills, Mt. Kisco, Bedford Village, and Pound Ridge).
While this list may not include all of the Westchester County School Districts having School Board and 2018-2019 Budget Elections, this is what we were able to compile by press time. Feel free to let us know which ones we missed in the comment section.