Two of the four petitions given out for the Clarkstown School Board race went to the two incumbents who decided to seek re-election. Trustees Diane Hoeneveld and Robert Alan Carlucci confirmed recently they have decided to run for another term.
Hoeneveld is serving her third term and Carlucci is completing his first three-year term.
Hoeneveld, a resident of West Nyack, said she wants to continue on the board, which is working on improving programs in the district including special education and reading.
“Anywhere that we found we were deficient in the last report, we’re working on to bring up to snuff and then even better,” she said. “And, I want to make sure we keep moving forward with technology because that’s one of the most important aspects of education.”
New City resident Carlucci said his decision was based on the financial challenges facing the district. Both of their terms end on June 30.
Clarkstown School District residents interested in running for the board can obtain petitions at the school district clerk’s office. Candidates must have 94 signatures of residents of the Clarkstown Central School District, although more are recommended because some people who sign the petition may not be eligible 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.
Completed petitions will be accepted by the clerk’s office until Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m. Once petitions are filed, signatures must be validated and at that point, the names of all candidates will be announced. The school board elections and school budget vote occur on Tuesday, May 21.