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Eight candidates submit petitions for four board of education seats

On May 18, 2021, residents will elect four members of the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Board of Education. Voters will fill four vacancies: three three-year terms and one two-year term. Eight candidates filed petitions for the four available seats. The three candidates with the highest number of votes will fill the three-year terms. The fourth-highest will fill the two-year term.

Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at J-D High School, 6845 Edinger Dr., Syracuse. More information about the proposed budget and the vote is available on the Budget and Finance web page.  

Current Board of Education Members

         Wendy Rhodes, President  
2 Pebble Hill Road, N.
DeWitt, NY 13214
Lori DeForest, Vice-President
4301 East Genesee Street
DeWitt, NY 13214
Sharon Archer
301 Edwards Drive
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Dana Corcoran
5846 Quarter Moon Drive
Jamesville, NY 13078
  Joe Gross
413 Buffington Road
Syracuse, NY 13224
  David Leach
209 Wellington Road
DeWitt, NY13214
  Renee James Murad
6216 Turnwood Drive
Jamesville, NY 13078
  Juanita Rivera-Ortiz
4498 Rush Creek Drive
Jamesville, NY 13078
  Christine Woodcock Dettor
5225 Leverett Lane
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Max Mimaroglu
Ex-Officio Student Board Member

Upcoming Board Meetings
Budget Hearing and Board of Education Meeting
May 10, 2021
7:00 p.m. via  Zoom

In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.1 from Gov. Cuomo, the JD BOE will encourage social distancing by members of the BOE and members of the public at the meeting and forum on May 10, 2021.

Link will be provided. 

Members of the public with questions regarding public participation should contact Peter Smith, Superintendent of Schools at 315-445-8304 (office) or email: 

Next : 
Budget Vote and Board of Education Election
May 18, 2021 
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
High School Gymnasium 

Board of Education Meeting
May 24, 2021
7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Board of Education Committees:

Audit Committee:
Renee James Murad - Chair
Dave Leach

Facilities Committee:
Dana Corcoran - Chair
Lori DeForest
Joe Gross
Dave Leach

Finance Committee: 
Sharon Archer - Co-Chair
Wendy Rhodes - Co-Chair
Christine Woodcock Dettor
Lori DeForest

Policy Committee:
Juanita Rivera-Ortiz - Chair
Sharon Archer
Renee James Murad


Jamesville-DeWitt School District Commits to Equity

Capital Project


Board of Education Meetings Calendar 20-21 (Revised)

General Information

Update to Ground Rules for Community Comments



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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