3.15.17 ‒ 4.4.17 ‒ vol. 13

CNC SEEKING CANDIDATES for Board of Education Election

Dear Community Members,


As the chair of the Citizens Nominating Committee in Pelham, I am writing to ask you to help identify and encourage excellent candidates to run for Pelham Board of Education. This year two seats are up for election.


Candidates for the Board of Education must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old and have resided in the school district for at least one year. In addition, CNC bylaws stipulate the candidate must have the following qualifications in order to receive a CNC nomination:


- General interest in education and a belief in the public school system


- Knowledge of current local community issues as they affect the Pelham public education system


- Demonstrated ability to work well with others


- Ability and willingness to execute faithfully the duties of a member of the Board of Education.


- Sound judgment


The candidates need not have professional careers or prior board experience, or children currently enrolled in the Pelham schools. Elected board members have emphasized to us that initially this is a “learn-as-you-go” position, where you have time to understand the workings of the Board, asking questions along the way.

Those interested in being nominated by the CNC for election to the Board of Education may call me directly at (914) 636-6446 or send me an email at familylevy@optonline.net. You may also call any other member on the CNC committee as per list provided below. Candidate applications are made available from Stevie Pollock, District Clerk of Elections located at 18 Franklin Place. Applications are also available through the PTA Presidents at all six Pelham schools; Pelham District Schools homepage website; Town of Pelham homepage website and through any CNC committee member. Applications must be completed and returned to me by 8:00pm Friday, March 17, 2017, via email or at the following address: Citizens Nominating Committee for the Pelham Board of Education, c/o Romina Levy, 631 Esplanade, Pelham Manor, NY 10803.


Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews with interested candidates will be scheduled for early April.


The election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017: the requisite petition to run for Board of Education may be obtained from the office of the District Clerk and is due back in that office by 5:00pm on Monday, April 17, 2017.


The Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) is a non-political organisation, the purpose of which is to recruit, interview and nominate highly qualified candidates for the Board of Education. Members are publicly elected, entirely independent of the Pelham School District and the Board of Education, and the application and interview process are entirely confidential. Individuals wishing to run for board positions are not required to be nominated by the CNC to run for the Board of Education and the CNC nomination is not intended to serve as an endorsement of individual candidates but rather as a determination that they meet the qualifications for the candidacy to the Board of Education, which are described above.


Thank you for your support as the CNC starts the search for two qualified Board of Education candidates.



CNC Committee 2016-2017

Chair: Romina Levy


A complete list of members can be found at thepelhampost.com

Mari Doyle

Teresa Leste

Brian MacColl

Anne McCool

Irene Morfit

Rhonda Morgan

Blair Nespole

Claire Persanis

Babak Rassi

Ariel Spira-Cohen

Kelly Ulto

Paula Wood



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