School Board Candidate Petitions Available

Candidates for the two seats up for election on the Clarkstown School Board can obtain petitions at the district office


Clarkstown Central School District Clerk Lilyane Lorusso said petitions are available for candidates interested in running for the board of education. As of Wednesday, three people had picked up petitions.  Two seats, currently held by incumbents Diane Hoeneveld and Robert Alan Carlucci, are up for election in May. 

Both Hoeneveld and Carlucci said they have not made a firm decision on whether to run again.

“I have not made a decision as of yet,” said Carlucci, who is finishing his first three-year term. “The board is so much more functional now.”

Hoeneveld, who is serving her third term, said, “I’m sitting on the fence leaning toward yes.”

Petitions are available at the district clerk’s office at 62 Old Middletown Road, New City, Monday through Friday. Completed petitions will be accepted by the clerk’s office until Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m. Then the petition signatures must be validated and at that point, the candidate's name can be released.

Candidates must have 94 signatures of residents of the Clarkstown Central School District. Lorusso advises candidates to obtain at least 15 additional signatures because some people who sign the nominating petition may not be qualified to do so.  The number of required signatures equals two percent of the 4,686 votes cast in the 2012 school board election and budget vote.

The school board elections and school budget vote take place on Tuesday, May 21. Hoeneveld and Carlucci’s current terms will end on June 30. The terms for school board trustees elected in May begin on July 1. 

James Splandish February 21, 2013 at 04:18 PM
This board is lucky to have an ethical, honest leader like Tom.
Facts Speak Volumes February 21, 2013 at 05:13 PM
This current school board and those of the last dozen years need a serious refresher course in fiscal responsibilty .....when you couple the ridiculous school taxes we pay and add in the town and county taxes you get an effective tax rate of between 3.5-4% of realistic home values(not realtor list price)....therefore while many may be able to afford to buy homes in clarkstown/new city with 30/15/adjustable mortgage rates so low, they cant afford the school/town/county taxes that go along with it....there will be a permanent cap on home values in our area unless our elected town and school board officials realize fact and act accordingly....
buy my home please February 22, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Disgusted ClarkstownRES February 22, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Tom is not the leader of the Board. Mr. Joe Malgieri leads the school board and we are very lucky that we finally have a School Board that is cohesive in working together with each other and the Administration. I hope they will continue to work together and make the right decisions for our children and community.
Raymone Leonidis February 26, 2013 at 01:50 AM
Joe is lucky to have a leader like Tom. Case closed.


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