Voters to decide on student board member position

On May 21, Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters will decide whether the F-M Board of Education will continue the practice of including a non-voting student member, also referred to as an ex-officio board member.

The board approved a policy in 2015 that allows the board to add a student member, pending voter approval. In 2016, voters approved the proposition, and eight students, including the 2023-24 school year member, have held the

Voters must reauthorize the measure every two years. There is no financial compensation for any board member, including a student member, for
serving on the board of education.

The student member attends all public board meetings and is allowed to participate in all public discussions and voice their opinions.

The student member is not allowed to attend executive or exempt sessions, which are portions of the meeting in which the law allows board members to privately discuss such matters as proposed, pending or current litigation.

If voters approve the proposition, F-M High School students would annually elect an ex-officio member at the end of the school year. The elected student would serve a 1 year term during the subsequent school year. To qualify, a student must be in grade 12 during the term served and have attended the school for at least two years.

When to vote

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where to vote

Wellwood Middle School, 700 S. Manlius Street, Fayetteville

What else is on the ballot