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Election Information

Board of Education Election

Voters in the Hermon-DeKalb Central School District will elect two members of the Board of Education on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Both five-year terms will begin July 1, 2024.The two seats are currently held by Ronald Smith and Michael Mac Cue.

Learn more about the 2024-25 Proposed Budget

Candidates are listed alphabetically.

Rebecca Fenlong

Rebecca Fenlong, of Richville, and her husband, Scott, have lived in the district for two years.

Fenlong is currently the Director of Special Education at Ogdensburg City School District. She is a graduate of Fair Haven Union High School in Fair Haven, Vt. Fenlong earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from Southern Connecticut State University, a master’s degree in behavior specialist from Simmons College, and a certificate of advanced studies in administration from St. Lawrence University.

Fenlong also helps run a local business, co-owning the Olde DeKalb Hotel in DeKalb Junction.

Michael Mac Cue

Michael Mac Cue is currently serving as vice president of the Hermon-DeKalb Board of Education. He is a longtime member of the school district community. He and his wife, Tess, have several children who have all attended and graduated from HDCS.

In addition to his role on the board, Mac Cue is currently a sideline beekeeper on a small commercial scale. He is a 1981 graduate of Hermon-DeKalb Central School and has recently retired from his role as chief civil deputy at the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

Mac Cue first became involved with the school board in 2013 as a member of the Community Committee.

Dale O’Donnell

Dale O’Donnell, of DeKalb Junction, has lived in the district for 20 years. He and his wife, Heidy, have four children attending HDCS.

O’Donnell currently works for E & V Energy.

Ronald Smith

Ronald Smith is currently serving as president of the Hermon-DeKalb Board of Education. He has lived in the district for more than 50 years. He has four children who have all graduated from HDCS.

Smith currently works in payroll for two small dairy cooperatives after retiring from a previous role at Agri-Mark, Inc. He is a Canton Central School graduate and earned a master's degree from SUNY Potsdam in secondary education. 

Smith has been an HDCS school board member for the past 40 years.

Kiera Warner

Kiera Warner, of DeKalb Junction, has lived in the district for eight years. She and her husband, Eric, have three children who all attend or will soon be attending HDCS.

Warner is currently a pharmacist at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. She is a graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy and earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Albany College of Pharmacy.

Warner is also involved with the Hermon-DeKalb Cub Scouts Troop 144, serving as advancement coordinator for three years, scout leader for two years and committee member for four years.

Candidates Must:

  • Be able to read and write.

  • Be a qualified voter of the District. A qualified voter of the District is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be incompetent.

  • Be and have been a resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.

  • Have not been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.

  • Not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.

  • Not be a current employee of the school board.

  • Not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.

Learn more about school budget votes and voter qualifications