On May 1, 2020, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s Annual Budget Vote and Election would take place exclusively by absentee ballot in June, instead of the traditional mid-May date because of concerns about the Covid-19 public health crisis. (see Executive Order 202.26)
On June 8, 2020, Governor Cuomo extended the deadline for mail-in absentee ballots only to June 16, 2020. In-person ballots being dropped off must be received by Tuesday, June 9, at 5 p.m. as per his Executive Order 202.39. Districts are not permitted to accept ballots through alternative means such as drop off boxes after 5 pm on June 9, 2020.
Instead of heading to the polls, voters will need to check their mailbox for an absentee ballot, fill out their ballot and return it to the school district by June 16, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Ballots must be received (NOT postmarked) by the district by that date and time in order to be counted.
We will be setting up a locked ballot-box for your votes at the front of the high school. If you feel your mailed vote will not reach us in time for the June 16th deadline, we urge you to use the ballot-box location. The times this box will be available is 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 2nd through Friday, June 5th. Monday, June 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The public hearing on the budget was held on June 1, 2020. It was an opportunity for the public to see the final budget as presented by the Superintendent.
The event was streamed live via YouTube Live. Once made ADA compliant the recorded budget hearing video will be posted here.
As a reminder, you can always share your questions, comments, or feedback with the Board of Education and the Central Staff by completing this form.
In order to qualify to vote you must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen, resident of the district for 30 days immediately preceding the election and a registered voter.
If you are not registered, prospective voters can still register to vote with the local county board of elections by completing an online application with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.