Budget Development and School Board Election – 2018-19

2018-19 Budget

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.

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.


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

Three seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election. Only two candidates submitted petitions with the required 64 signatures to run. Board members are unpaid and run at large.

Two seats (currently held by Christina Rajotte and Robert Pressly) carry a three-year term. The seat held by Bill Casey, who will resign on June 30, carries a two-year term. The two people with the highest number of votes would serve the three-year terms and the person with the third highest number of votes would serve the two-year term.

The third vacant position will be filled by a qualified individual with the most write-in votes. Any candidate interested in being selected by write-in should let the electorate know of their interest. If there is no write-in vote for a qualified candidate, the remaining vacancy may be filled by appointment of a qualified person by the Board of Education.

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.