Hauppauge residents who want to make a difference and see changes in Hauppauge Public Schools have until Monday to step forward.
Hauppauge Public Schools is accepting petitions from potential Board of Education candidates for the upcoming elections through April 16 at 5 p.m.
There will be two two trustee seats up for re-election at the polls on May 15. Board of Education vice president Eileen Mass and former president Ann Macaluso will finish out their three-year terms, and will need to run again to keep their seats.
Those interested can pick up packets at the district clerk's office or assistant superintendent offices within the , the former Whiporwhil Elementary School.
In order to be eligible to become a trustee, you must be at least 18 years old , a resident of Hauppauge Public School district for at least one continuous year leading up to the election and a qualified voter. In addition, you must not have been removed from any school office in the past year, cannot be a family member residing with a current board trustee, an employee of the school board or hold another incompatible public office.
Challengers must collect at signatures from at least 56 qualified voters in order to run for school board, according to the district clerk's office. It's advised to collect more than 56 signatures in case some are deemed illegible or otherwise disqualifed.
Board of Education members serve a three-year term and are unpaid. For further information, contact the district clerk Linda Ryczak at 631-761-8207.