New Rochelle School and Library Board Candidates Forum

Written By: Robert Cox

Monday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at City Hall

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 6, 2024) — The League of Women Voters of New Rochelle will hold its annual Candidates Forum for the Board of Education and the Library Board of Trustees on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 6 pm at New Rochelle City Hall.

Questions from the audience are welcome and can be emailed ahead to

The election will be on Tuesday, May 21; polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in local schools.

New Rochelle Board of Education

There are seven candidates for four vacancies on the nine-member Board of Education.

  • Gwen Clayton-Fernandes
  • Myriam Decime
  • William Ianuzzi (incumbent)
  • Vincent Malfetano
  • Philip Sidoti
  • Sam Singal
  • Valarie D. Williams (incumbent).

Terms are for five years. The two candidates with the most votes will serve five year terms; the candidate receiving the third highest vote will fill the three remaining years of David Peters’ term, and the next highest will finish the two remaining years of Margaret Bavosa’s term.

Two candidates are running for the two vacancies on the seven-member Library Board of Trustees:

  • Vera Salter
  • Nancy Weinberger

Terms are for five years.

The moderator will be a trained League of Women Voters member who is not a New Rochelle resident.

Live streaming will be provided by City Hall and recorded for later viewing up to election day.

Further information will be mailed to residents by the school district and library shortly.

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