JOINING THE BRONXVILLE NPC
(This year’s member application process has ended; but we need new members every year, so please stay in touch and consider applying next May.)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE NPC AND MEMBERSHIP
Our 21 members are elected into seven districts (see map), each serving three-year terms. We meet during the school year, typically on Tuesday nights at 7pm. To join the NPC and represent your district, you can apply to be on the ballot.
Our elections are conducted electronically by district and will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
1. Read about the NPC, including our history and our process. See below
2. Fill out a brief application at https://forms.gle/JRxnitfSAFLDEcvt5 [closed]
3. Send a photo of yourself to us at BXV_NPC@YAHOO.COM
Please feel free to reach out to any NPC member or to our general email to learn more or with any question on the application, the election process or member requirements at BXV_NPC@YAHOO.COM
OVERVIEW OF NPC MEMBERSHIP
Election of Members
Each year, the NPC brings on at least seven new members from each of the seven subdistricts of the Village. The Committee has a total twenty-one members who each serve staggered three-year terms. Terms begin July 1 following the election with a welcome meeting for elected members to be held following the election in early June. A list of current members and terms can be found at the Members tab.
Note that three of the new members for this year assumed the unexpired terms of previous Committee members, and intend to stand for re-election in their districts pursuant to the NPC Plan and Rules.
According to the NPC Plan, “Members of the Committee shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age and shall have resided in the Bronxville School District for at least one (1) year as of the first day on which their term begins.”
Please note that providing us an application means that your name will be included on the NPC electronic ballot, along with your bio, however, our Rules permit write-in candidates. Anyone residing in the Village over the age of 18 may vote.
Meetings and Requirements
The Bronxville NPC begins meeting in September, and typically meets on Tuesday nights at 7pm. The NPC is a consensus and process driven organization and therefore the commitment requires attendance at all or at least most meetings, and are mostly held in-person. The meeting schedule for this past year, which should be similar to the upcoming year, is found on this website at Schedule.
The mission of the NPC is embodied in the NPC Plan and Rules, and therefore another key requirement is that all members have read and are fully familiar with our Plan and Rules, which can be found on this website. Finally, the NPC seeks to be transparent in its process overall but does maintain a level of confidentiality with respect to its recruiting, vetting, and voting processes, in order to provide potential applicants a measure of privacy and encourage a full and fair deliberative process on the selection of its nominees for Board of Ed trustee seats.
The NPC Mission
The NPC Plan, first adopted in 1936, outlines the mission of the NPC to "procure the election of the Trustees of the Bronxville School District in a non-partisan manner .... In choosing such candidates, their party affiliations shall be disregarded and consideration given solely to their qualifications for the position."
The NPC Rules of Procedure in Section IV, 14 describes the criteria to be applied in selecting Trustees as follows: "It is the policy of the Committee that a nominee for Trustee shall be an individual whose educational or professional background and/or volunteer experience will enhance the candidate’s effectiveness and who will make a substantial contribution to the deliberations of the Board. The candidate must be knowledgeable about the needs of the Bronxville School and community and must be a registered voter in the Bronxville, N.Y. election district. Candidates must be aware of the heavy time requirements for service on the Board of Trustees, and prepared to make allowances in their vocational and personal commitments so that they will be able to attend all meetings and fulfill committee assignments."