VALHALLA, N.Y. – An election in May will bring two or three new members to the Valhalla School District's Board of Education, and Superintendent Brenda Myers says it will be exciting to see some new faces.
“Being a school board member is an incredible position that has a lot of different tasks,” Myers said. “And it’s always exciting when new people are willing to come out and serve their community.”
Challenger Robert Ierace will run uncontested to fill the vacancy left by William McGuinn. Challenger Ronald Cavallo will run uncontested to fill the vacancy left by William Rosenberg. Voters will then have the choice of incumbent Rosenberg or challenger James Adams to fill the vacancy of Brian Macken. The new members will join the seven-member board for three-year terms starting July 1.
Last year, three new members joined the board. Myers hopes these new members will adjust easily to the tasks of serving on the board.
“From what I’ve heard from speaking with the new board members from last year is that serving is very different than watching a meeting,” she said. “It’s a lot of intense work.”
Myers said she is confident that returning board members will help in the learning curve. “I was able to witness a beautiful transition with our new members last year, and I’m very hopeful that will be the same going forward,” Myers said.
The Board of Education election will take place May 15 at the Virginia Road School, Kensico School, and North Castle Community Center from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. All registered voters who live within the school district are eligible to vote.