• Board of Education Candidates


    *There are three (3) open seats this year.

  • Important Dates

    April 17, 2023 (5:00 pm) – Petitions and first expense report due

    April 18, 2023 (9:00 am) – Drawing of Names for Ballot Order

    April 19, 2023 (3:00 pm) – Photo and biography (limited to 200 words), are due electronically to nlatza@wscschools.org.  

    May 11, 2023 – Second expense report due

    June 5, 2023 – Final expense report due

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  • Erie County Association of School Boards (ECASB)

    The Association serves its member boards through development activities, training, advocacy and resource materials. ECASB also works to advance the mutual objectives of other organizations dedicated to public education.

    Every year, ECASB offers a free workshop for prospective school board members.  In this workshop you will learn:

    1. The legal and human issues of school board leadership
    2. About the election process from school attorneys
    3. From a superintendent about how to make or break a board/superintendent relationship
    4. Valuable information and get answers to your questions

    The information for this year is as follows:

    Prospective School Board Member Workshop
    Saturday, March 25, 2023
    Program: 8:00am - 10:30am

    355 Harlem Rd, West Seneca
    Building B - Conference Room B-1

    Presenters: Karl Kristoff, Esq. and Jeffrey Swiatek, Esq. from Hodgson Russ LLP

    A light continental breakfast will be provided.

    To register for this FREE workshop, please call
    Erie County Association of School Boards
    at (716) 821-7297 or email ssummers@e1b.org


  • New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA)

    The New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) is the statewide voice for the interests of public boards of education. NYSSBA serves nearly 660 local school boards and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), which represent almost 5,000 members – nearly half the elected officials in the state.

    In general school board members – who sit on local boards of education – are the educational leaders in their communities. They determine the policies that govern the operation of their local public school systems. They are elected local officials and, with few exceptions, volunteers. Collectively, they guide a statewide school system that expends over $58 billion, employs nearly 520,000 people and serves nearly 2.7 million children.

    NYSSBA provides information, training and advice on matters affecting school boards, and collaborates with other educational and related organizations to promote excellence in education for public school students.

    If you are interested in running for the school board, please see the link to NYSSBA below.  New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) has compiled information that will help guide you through the process, from determining whether Boardsmanship is for you, to taking your Oath of Office as a new Board Member.  They have also included numerous documents and links to pertinent information that will help you navigate your first term as a Board Member.