Panel that screens school board candidates extends its deadline to March 17; no word on whether there’s shortage of aspirants

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Citizens Nominating Committee. The CNC declined to say how many candidates have gone through its process so far.

The Pelham Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) has extended the deadline for submitting applications to participate in the CNC process to 8pm on Friday, March 17th. If you are interested in running for the BOE, or know someone who might be, please visit for more information and to fill out an application form.  This year, two seats are up for election.

The Pelham Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) is a nonpartisan organization, the purpose of which is to recruit, interview and nominate highly qualified candidates for the Board of Education. A Pelham CNC nomination is not an endorsement. It is an assessment that the candidate possesses the qualifications set forth by New York State along with the qualifications specific to Pelham as set forth by the CNC.

The CNC is a resource to candidates and to the community, providing due process appropriate to this level of public service and answering any questions candidates may have as they consider their decision to run for the Board. Participating in the CNC process can help candidates evaluate their decision to run, and all conversations will be confidential.

The BOE candidate application for CNC nomination is available at The deadline to submit applications is 8pm on Friday, March 17th. All BOE candidate interviews will be held during the weeks of March 20th and March 27th. The deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions with the District Clerk is April 17th. The Budget Vote and BOE Election is May 16th.

Questions can be directed to our inbox, [email protected]. Thank you for your support as we continue the search for two qualified Board of Education candidates.


Sarah McKee & Kimberly A. Riegel, PhD, CNC Co-Chairs 2023