Budget Development and School Board Election – 2018-19

2018-19 Budget

Budget Presentation to BOE 3/13/18

Bus Replacement Presentation to BOE 3/13/18

2018-19 Budget Development Calendar

2018-19 Legislative Priorities and Points for Advocacy

2018-19 Budget Expectations and Assumptions

In March/April, presentations about the budget and Board election are made at the Board of Education meetings and they are videotaped. They can be viewed on the BOE YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwEosMyAtHvksGvwcw2mOvg


Board of Education Election 2018-19

Two seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election—the seats are currently held by Robert Pressly and Christina Rajotte. Board members serve three-year terms and are unpaid. The two candidates with the highest number of votes will serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2018. 

At the March 6 Board meeting, Bill Casey announced that he will resign on June 30. This  means that a third seat on the Board of Education with a two-year term will also be up for election. Board members run at large, so the two people with the highest number of votes will take the three-year terms and the person with the third highest number of votes will take the two-year term.

Looking to run for a seat on the Board of Education?

The Complete BOE Petition Packet – BOE 1220P

  1. Nominee for Board of Education member must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. Nominee for Board of Education member must be 18 years of age or older.
  3. Nominee for Board of Education member must have been a resident in the Shenendehowa Central School District for a period of one year preceding the date of the Annual Meeting.
  4. To be nominated for a member of the Board of Education, 64 signatures are required. Signers of the petition must be qualified voters of the Shenendehowa Central School District.
  5. Petition must be returned to the District Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m., April 16, 2017.

School District employees are unable to provide information or advice about campaigning for a seat on the Board of Education.

Candidates may not place signs on District property; on the day of the election no sign may be placed within 100 feet of
the entrance to any building in which voting is taking place.

Judicial Decisions of the Commissioner of Education, which can be found at http://www.counsel.nysed.gov/Decisions/, may provide additional information
concerning school election campaigns.

Follow requirements of Commissioner of Education for reporting expenses.


Voter Eligibility

You are entitled to vote in school district elections if you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older and have been a district resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote. No pre-registration is required. Personal identification is required.


Absentee Ballots

Applications for absentee ballots for any vote are available at the district office. All applications for an absentee ballot must be received no later than 1 week prior to a vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter. If the ballot is to be picked up personally by the voter, the application can be filed one day prior to the vote. All ballots must be returned to the district clerk by 5 p.m. the day of the vote.