Brewster BOE Trustee Search

Dear Brewster Community,

The Brewster Board of Education held a work session on June 30, 2020, to discuss the two open Trustee positions. Under the Education Law, the Board may: (i) leave the seats unfilled until the next annual Trustee election; (ii) hold a special election within 90 days of the vacancy and those elected complete the respective terms for each seat; or (iii) appoint a qualified resident to fill each vacancy through a process determined by the Board, and those appointed serve until the next Trustee election.   

After a thorough discussion, the Board has decided that it will appoint two qualified individuals to fill both positions. 

Any individual who is interested in submitting a Statement of Interest for consideration by the Board must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen;

  2. 18 years of age; and

  3. Must have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year.

The Statement of Interest submitted by interested candidates must state: (i) the reasons why you are interested in serving as a Trustee; (ii) the qualities or experiences you have that you believe are relevant to the position; and (iii) a statement confirming that you have reviewed the scheduled board meeting dates for 2020/2021 and the Board Manual which can both be found on the District’s website. You may also share any other information that you believe should be considered by the Board in reviewing your application. Please submit your Statement of Interest no later than July 15, 2020, using the form which can be found at www.brewsterschools.org/trustee-search. Both appointees will serve until the next scheduled Trustee election which is currently scheduled for May 18, 2021. 

The timeline for the appointment process is as follows:

July 15, 2020 – Deadline for submission of Statements of Interest.

July 21, 2020 – Board executive session (not open to the public) to review Statements of Interest and select approximately 5 candidates to be interviewed.  

July 28, 2020 – Interviews of candidates during a work session open for public viewing.

August 5, 2020 – Deadline for community members to submit comments relating to the candidates interviewed. Please note that comments received will be considered by the Board, but the decision to appoint rests solely with the Board Trustees. To be considered, comments must be submitted through the form which can be found at www.brewsterschools.org/trustee-search.

August 11, 2020 – Board holds an executive session (not open to the public) to decide on appointments.  

August 18, 2020 – Appointed Trustees will be announced and sworn in at the regularly scheduled Board meeting which is open for public viewing.


Sonia Mesika, President

Kerry Cunningham, Vice President

Erik Grutzner, Trustee

Francine Santos, Trustee

Scott Seaman, Trustee


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