Budget Development and School Board Election

2020-21 Budget

Budget Presentation to BOE 3/24/20

Budget Calendar

Budget Assumptions and Expectations

Legislative Advocacy


Board of Education Election

Two seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election on May 19, 2020 each carry a three-year term. The deadline for petitions is April 20, 2020.Education law requires that a candidate provide a petition signed by at least 45 qualified Shenendehowa voters (2% of the number of residents who voted in the last district election). Candidates may pick up petitions at the district clerk’s office at 5 Chelsea Place.Petitions must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on April 20, 2020. To qualify, candidates must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election, and at least 18 years old.The candidates with the highest number of votes will serve a three-year term commencing July 1, 2020. The petition packet is posted here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17Uj1oEf0ggl1LOfInykiaPC6gnoWZ53ClZjUzN08b1g/view

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.