On April 10, the Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 budget. More information…

On April 10, the Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 budget. Shenendehowa residents will vote on May 15 on a proposed $173.7 million budget for 2018-19 that includes a spending increase of 2.19 percent ($3,725,891). The tax levy increase of 2.92 percent is below the tax cap of 3.65%.
The true value tax rate would increase an estimated 1.24 percent. A property with a market value of $250,000, would see a $54 increase in the tax bill.

2018-19 Budget Flyer

For more information on the Budget Development Process and school board election, go to http://www.shenet.org/budget-finance/budget-development/

Absentee Ballot

Absentee ballots may be used by any resident who will not be available to come to the campus to vote (Absentee Ballot Application). For information, call the district clerk at 881-0623. By law, absentee ballots are mailed to any resident who is disabled. If you are disabled and did not receive one, please call the district clerk’s office. Ballots must be returned to the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 15.

 

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

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.

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.