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Scarsdale School Board Nominating Committee Names Three

The Scarsdale Board of Education election is on May 17.
The Scarsdale Board of Education election is on May 17. Photo Credit: Brian Donnelly

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The 2016 School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) has nominated Leila Maude, William Natbony, and Nina Ledis Cannon to the nonpartisan slate for election to the Scarsdale Board of Education.

If elected during the school board election on May 17, Maude and Natbony will be returning to the School Board for second three-year terms. Cannon will be filling the seat vacated by Suzanne Seiden, who is completing her second and final term on the Board at the end of this school year. New trustees assume their roles effective July 1.

The SBNC is a committee comprising 30 voting members and four non-voting members, all of whom are residents of the Scarsdale School District.

The thirty voting members serve staggered three-year terms and are elected directly by the residents of their election units, which correspond to the five elementary school neighborhoods. The four non-voting members consist of a chair and vice chair who are selected from the previous year’s graduating voting members, and one appointee each from the Scarsdale Forum and the Confederation of Scarsdale Neighborhood Association Presidents (SNAP).

Collectively, the SBNC undertakes the process of recruiting and vetting prospective candidates to serve as trustees on the Board of Education. Over the course of Sunday meetings between January and March, this year’s SBNC interviewed and conducted due diligence on all applicants. Through thoughtful discussion and careful consideration, and pursuant to the SBNC Resolution, the SBNC then judges and selects individuals “solely on their qualifications to serve the community.”

For more information on the SBNC, including the governing resolution, information on the nonpartisan system, and a list of the current SBNC members, visit the SBNC website or contact the SBNC Chair.

The school board election is on Tuesday, May 17 the same day as the 2016-17 school budget vote.

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