The Board of Education for Herkimer BOCES has 10 members, representing each of the component districts. Members are elected by component school boards at the Annual Meeting to serve a three- year term. Each component district receives one vote based on a plurality vote of that district’s board. Prior to being elected, BOCES board candidates need not be on local school boards, however they must be eligible voters in component school districts of the BOCES. Once elected, the BOCES board members represent and are accountable to their constituency and, ultimately, to all of the component boards. The Board of Education takes pride in its ability to be proactive in meeting educational needs of this region, and endeavors to maintain open channels of communication with component boards of education.