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April 19, 2021: Board member resigns; four seats open for May 18 election

Christine Woodcock Dettor announced that she plans to step down from her position on the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Board of Education effective April 30, 2021. 

Dettor was first elected to the board in 2017 to a three-year term. She was re-elected in 2020, and two years of her current three-year term are remaining. On May 18, residents will vote on a proposed 2021-22 school budget and elect candidates to the board of education. Dettor’s seat on the board will be added to the ballot, and residents will vote on a candidate to fulfil the rest of her term, which expires in 2023.

There will be three other three-year board positions on the ballot, which are currently held by Dana Corcoran, Wendy Rhodes and Juanita Rivera-Ortiz. Their terms each expire June 30. 

Anyone interested in running for the board must submit a petition for nomination of a candidate by April 19. Petitions are available by calling Tish Hauser in the J-D Superintendent’s Office at 315-445-8304. 

The number of signatures required to nominate a candidate is 25, and petitions must be filed at the J-D District Office by 5 p.m. April 19.

All board of education members in New York state must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a qualified voter of the district:

  • Be a district resident for at least one year, 

  • A U.S. citizen, 

  • A minimum of 18 years of age and 

  • Be able to read and write.

Please feel free to contact any current board member or the superintendent if you have questions.



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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