2021 Board of Education Election

On May 18, 2021, Chatham Central School District voters elected Christopher Spencer and Beth Hover to the Board of Education.

May 18, 2021 Voting Results

Proposition #1 2021-22 School Budget: PASSED 461 yes – 159 No

Proposition #2 Student Representative on the Board of Education: PASSED 560 yes – 58 No

Board of Education Candidates:
Christopher Spencer: 383 – three-year term running July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024
Beth Hover: 373 – one-year term running May 19, 2021 – June 30, 2022 
Denise Barry: 335

There were three candidates running for two open seats* on the Board of Education. The highest vote getter was elected to a three-year term. The candidate who received the second most votes was elected to a one-year term (this shorter term fills the remainder of a term left vacant by a resignation)

The 2021 candidates appeared on the ballot in the following order:

Christopher Spencer – view candidate’s information

* There are fewer seats open on the Board in 2021 due to a planned reduction of the size of the Board from nine to seven members, which voters approved in 2020.

Open Seats

The following seats are to be filled on the Board of Education:

  • A 3-year term commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2024 (there is only one full term up for election this year due to the voter-approved reduction of board seats)
  • A 1-year term commencing May 19, 2021 – expiring June 30, 2022 (to fill the unexpired term of Meghan Charron)

Voter Qualifications:

To be eligible to vote you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States 18 years of age or older
  • A resident of the Chatham Central School District for a period of 30 days or more directly preceding the date of the vote
  • Registered to vote with either the School District or the Columbia County Board of Elections

2021-22 School Budget

Information about the 2021-22 school budget is available on our Budget Information page.