N.Y. Education Law Section 2025
Procedures at school district meetings


1.

District meetings in common school districts shall be called to order by the trustee or the chairman of the board of trustees or by a person chosen by the trustee or trustees. The qualified voters present and voting shall nominate and elect a qualified voter of the district as permanent chairman.

2.

In union free and central school districts the board of education shall appoint a qualified voter of the district as permanent chairman of each meeting or election to call such meeting or election to order. When hours have been set for voting in the notice of meeting or election, the chairman shall declare the polls open and closed at the appropriate time. No motions shall be in order during the hours specified in the notice for voting. In districts divided into election districts, the chief election inspector in each district shall declare the polls open and closed at the appropriate time.

3.

The clerk of the district shall serve as clerk of all meetings and elections.

a.

In common school districts the voters present and voting may elect a clerk of the meeting if the district clerk is not present. The voters may also elect assistant clerks and election inspectors as required. At least two election inspectors shall be elected for each ballot box or voting machine used. The inspectors shall choose a chief inspector of election.

b.

In union free and central school districts the board of education shall appoint a qualified voter as acting clerk in the absence or inability to act of the district clerk. The board of education shall also appoint assistant clerks and election inspectors as required. At least two election inspectors shall be appointed for each ballot box or voting machine. The board of education shall designate a chief election inspector, and if the district is divided into election districts the board of education shall appoint a chief election inspector for each election district.

4.

The clerk and assistant clerk or clerks of the meeting or election shall keep a true and accurate written record of all of the proceedings of the meeting or election and shall file such written record with the clerk of the district within twenty-four hours after the meeting or election.

5.

Each assistant clerk and election inspector appointed by a board of education shall be entitled to compensation at a rate fixed by such board of education.

6.

A person seventeen years of age who is enrolled in a school district and fulfilling the requirements of § 3207-A (Service of persons seventeen years of age as election inspectors or poll clerks)section thirty-two hundred seven-a of this chapter shall be eligible to be appointed as, and to perform the duties of, an election inspector or poll clerk as provided in this part.

Source: Section 2025 — Procedures at school district meetings, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/2025 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

2001
Notice of first meeting of district
2002
Time and place of annual meeting
2003
Notice of annual meeting in common school district
2004
Notice of annual meeting in union free school district
2005
Special meeting to transact business of annual meeting
2006
Special meeting in common school district
2007
Special meeting in union free school district
2008
Call of special district meeting by district superintendent
2009
Additional requirements of notice where tax to be authorized to be levied in installments
2010
Effect of want of due notice of district meetings
2011
Duty to attend district meetings
2012
Qualifications of voters at district meetings
2014
Registration of voters
2015
Register to be filed
2016
Review of registration procedure by supreme court or county judge
2017
Division of union free school district into election districts
2018
Nomination of candidates for the office of member of the board of education in all union free school districts or for the office of membe...
2018‑A
Absentee ballots for school district elections
2018‑B
Absentee ballots for school district elections by poll registration
2018‑C
Additional voting procedures
2018‑D
Military voters
2018‑E
Early mail ballots for school district elections
2019
Declaration in case of challenge of voter
2019‑A
Voting by persons whose names are not in the registration poll ledgers
2020
Penalty for false declaration or unauthorized vote
2021
Powers of voters
2022
Vote on school district budgets and on the election of school district trustees and board of education members
2023
Levy of tax for certain purposes without vote
2023‑A
Limitations upon school district tax levies
2023‑B
Certification of compliance with tax levy limit
2024
Reference to commissioner of education
2025
Procedures at school district meetings
2029
Poll list
2030
Ballot box
2031
Election of officers
2031‑A
Electioneering within one hundred feet of polling place prohibited
2032
Ballots for election of school district officers
2033
Voting after closing of polls
2034
Canvass of votes
2035
Use of voting machines at school district meetings or elections
2036
Effect of failure to appoint or elect qualified voters as district meeting or election officials
2037
Determination of meeting or election disputes
2038
Application of article
2039
Application of article

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 2025’s source at nysenate​.gov

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