Candidates seek seats in rural school districts

Candidates filed petitions to run for open board of education seats in local central school districts.

The deadline for petitions in rural districts was Monday.

Fonda-Fultonville Central School has two seats up for election, but only one candidate. Matthew Sullivan is running for re-election to a three-year term. Linda Wszolek’s term has expired, but she is not seeking re-election. This would leave a vacant seat on the board unless there are write-in candidates.

In the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District, Paul Chizek, an incumbent, is running for re-election unopposed. The term of office for this seat is five years.

In the Mayfield Central School District, two candidates are seeking one seat, which carries a five-year term. Frederick Castiglione and Joan Scannell are the candidates.

Wheelerville Union Free School has three open seats. Board President Mike Bruce is running for re-election unopposed. The seat carries a five- year term. Shannon Wager, up for re-election, is being challenged by Burt Wilson. This seat carries a three-year term. After the resignation of Howard Dutcher, two people have filed to finish his term. Alicia King and Suzanne Hammalak are running for the seat, which carries a one-year term.

John Sira Jr. is running for a single seat in the Northville Central School District for a five-year term.

The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District held its election for the Board of Education on April 16. Susanne Sammons, Renee Swartz, Ben Conte, Lee Quackenbush, Neil Clark, Cindy Breh and Keith Handy were elected.

Board elections for the schools are May 21.