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Southern Cayuga CSD Board of Education Members

The Board of Education consists of seven members elected to serve three-year terms of office. All members serve without salary. Business meetings are generally held twice each month on Mondays beginning at 7:00 PM in the High School Library; actual dates are listed in the district calendar found at www. Community members are encouraged to attend meetings. The School Board has legal responsibility for the operation of the entire District within the framework of the laws of New York State. The Board establishes the policies under which the school district operates, and the Superintendent of Schools is responsible for administering the school program within the context of these policies.

Member Mr. Matthew Bennett Term Ends 2022
Member Mr. Bruce Kopp Term Ends 2022
Vice President Mrs. Susan Gloss Term Ends 2022
Member Mrs. Kelsey Rossbach Term Ends 2021
Member Mrs. Christine Brozon Term Ends 2020
Member Mr. Dave Harvatine Term Ends 2021

To contact the Board of Education via e-mail, send to

Southern Cayuga Central School Board of Education Petitions Available

Board of Education nominating petitions and information regarding candidate qualifications are available now from the district clerk by calling 315 364-7211 or sending an email to  Two seats will be elected this year.  Each seat carries a term of three years.  The 2020 annual budget vote and school board election will be held on Tuesday, May 19, between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm.  Nominating petitions must be completed and filed in the office of the district clerk by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 20, 2020.

School Board Member Qualifications

What are the qualifications for membership on a school board?

To qualify for membership on a school board in a common, union free, central, central high school or small city school district, an individual

  • Must be able to read and write
  • Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age and not adjudged to be an incompetent.  A convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a school board if his or her maximum prison sentence has not expired or if he or she has not been pardoned or discharged from parole
  • Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year
  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year
  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family
  • May not be a current employee of the school board
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office




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Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026