Bronxville School Board: Nominating Committee to Hold Public Hearing Jan. 28

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The following announcement is from the Bronxville Non-Partisan Nominating Committee:

Bronxville’s Committee for Non-Partisan Nomination and Election of School Trustees (NPC), which is beginning its 78th year of serving the Bronxville community, announced today that it has commenced its 2014 search for candidates to serve as Bronxville School Trustees.  An open meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Yeager Room of the Bronxville Public Library in connection with the NPC’s process of seeking and nominating candidates for School Trustee. 


At this meeting, the NPC will solicit input from the community on the selection of school board candidates.  The NPC particularly wishes to hear what members of the community feel are the most important issues facing the school and what qualifications and characteristics the community would like to see in their school trustees.


The NPC encourages all Bronxville residents to attend this important meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may email questions to tannecox@gmail.com. Please include your name and address, as anonymous questions will not be accepted.  Questions will be selected at random and directed to our special guest panel.  Dr. David Quattrone, School Superintendent, and Mr. David Brashear, President of the School Board of Trustees, will address the NPC and the community to provide their views on the job of School Trustee and the significant issues facing the school and the Board.


This spring, the NPC will nominate two candidates (one for each of the two open seats) to run in the May school-district election.


According to NPC Chair Anne Cox, “The NPC was formed by the community and collectively tasked with vetting school board nominees to identify the most qualified candidates to serve on the School Board.  The NPC is comprised of 21 members, three from each of the village’s seven voting districts, elected to serve three-year terms.   Each committee member contributes his/her views as to what makes the ideal candidate.  We urge community members to take advantage of this open meeting, to become a part of the NPC process, and to express their views.”  Residents are encouraged to provide feedback to their district’s representatives or by contacting any member of the committee.  A full listing can be found at: www.bronxvillenpc.com


Any resident who is interested in running for School Trustee, or who would like to suggest candidates, should contact the NPC as soon as possible.


To be considered by the NPC, individuals must submit an application to the NPC by Friday, February 28th, 2014.  Again, details and application forms are available on NPC website.


The nominating process begins in January with the weekly NPC meetings with standing BOE trustees and the school superintendent for the purposes of familiarizing itself with the issues and challenges facing the school.  The feedback received is used by the NPC to define search criteria in the current year’s BOE trustee candidates. During March, the NPC will perform an evaluation of each applicant, including interviews and reference checks.  On April 1st, the NPC will meet to nominate one candidate for each open seat on the school board to be placed on the ballot in the district-wide election.  The community will have the opportunity to meet with the nominated candidates at a reception at the Bronxville Library on Tuesday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m.


To propose candidates, to nominate yourself, or to obtain more information about becoming a part of the NPC, please contact NPC Chair, Anne Cox at tannecox@gmail.com or (914) 771-5413 or Vice Chair, Won Young Giuriceo at wgiurieco@gmail.com or (914) 346-5389 or you may email the NPC at bxv_npc@yahoo.com


This year, the NPC is going green.  To save costs and reduce waste, the NPC will be distributing ballots for the NPC candidate ballots via email, but we need your email address so we can get the ballot to you. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/V283YKX to sign up today!


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