Requires that school district officers have a high school diploma or GED certificate and that any candidate for school district officer or board of education member shall make available to voters an explanation of qualifications.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 273 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. MONTESANO, BURLING, RABBITT, FINCH, SALADINO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CASTRO, CONTE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to qualifications of school district officers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2102 of the education law, as amended by chapter 737 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows: S 2102. Qualifications of officers. Every school district officer must be able to read and write, MUST HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED CERTIFICATE, and must be a qualified voter of the district; and each member of a board of education of a union free school district, common school district or a central school district shall have been a resident of the school district, or in the case of a person qualified by subdivi- sion three of section twenty hundred twelve of this chapter to vote in a district election, a resident of the district or reservation, for at least one year prior to the election. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other general or special law to the contrary, a school district treasurer, collector or clerk need not be a resident of the school district to hold such office in such district. ANY CANDIDATE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE TO VOTERS AN EXPLANATION OF QUALI- FICATIONS FOR OFFICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INFORMATION PERTAIN- ING TO SUCH CANDIDATE'S EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02283-01-1