Budget Development and School Board Election

The vote and board election will be held by absentee ballot only on May 18, 2021 (more information to follow with regard to process as a result of COVID-19 restrictions). 

Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections

There are still many unknowns about the school budget due to uncertainties about state aid. Shenendehowa has a long and strong track record of being very cost effective, having one of the lowest per pupil costs statewide while consistently being one of the highest performing districts in the state. The focus of the proposed 2020-2021 budget is on preserving quality programs for our students.

2021-22 Budget

Budget assumptions and expectations presented to BOE on 11/24/20

Budget calendar presented to BOE on 10/20/20


Board of Education Election

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 Absentee Ballot 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.

Board of Education

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

BOE Policy 1220

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. Candidates for the Board of Education shall be nominated by a petition which is signed by at least twenty-five (25) qualified voters of the District, or by two percent (2%) of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election, whichever is greater. 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. on the due date.

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.