School Board Nominating Petitions

Olean City School District
School Board Nominating Petitions
Available on March 8, 2021

 The Olean City School District’s annual board election and budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the Olean Intermediate Middle School, 401 Wayne Street, Olean, NY between the hours of 7:00 a.m and 9:00 p.m.

To qualify for membership on the school board, an individual:

  • Must be able to read and write;
  • Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent;
  • Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election ;
  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year;
  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family;
  • Candidates may not be a current employee of the school board;
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Board candidates shall be nominated by petition.  Each petition shall be signed by at least 50 qualified voters of the district and shall state the legal residence of each signer.  The election of board members shall be to fill two (2) positions.  Both positions are to be for a five (5) year term commencing on July 1, 2021, and terminating on June 30, 2026, created by the expiration of the term of members John Bartimole and Mary Hirsch-Schena on June 30, 2021.

If you are interested in obtaining a nominating petition, please contact the District Clerk at 375-8018.  Petitions must be filed in the District Clerk’s Office, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, NY no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021.