Budget Development and School Board Election

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 in developing a budget is on preserving high quality programs with little or no impact to tax payers. Fiscal responsibility has and continues to be a mainstay of the district.

2021-22 Budget

2021_22 Budget Newsletter

2021-22 Complete Budget Book

2021-2022 Budget Proposition Final Recommendations Presentation

Capital Project Referendum Recommendations Presentation

Bus Replacement Recommendation Presentation for 2021-22.pptx

Board candidates photos and bios

Schedule for Public Presentations (Budget Roadshow)

Budget assumptions and expectations

Budget calendar 

Board of Education Election

Nine candidates vie for three seats on school board…

Three seats on Shenendehowa’s Board of Education are up for election— Two seats carry a three-year term, one seat carries a one-year term due to the passing of a Board member. The following candidates submitted petitions with the required 45 signatures to run. They are listed in the order that they will appear on the ballot.

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

Due to COVID, an electronic form has been set up for people to request an application for an absentee ballot:

  • Applications for a absentee ballot must now be picked up at the district officer.

Applications for absentee ballots for the vote are available online or can be picked up at the district clerk’s office at 5 Chelsea Place Clifton Park, NY 12065. 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 at 5 Chelsea Place Clifton Park, NY 12065.

Lockboxes to drop off absentee ballots for the 2021-22 School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election are provided at the following locations:

  • Shenendehowa District Office at 5 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Shenendehowa High School East at 970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Koda Middle School at 970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Okte Elementary School at 1581 Crescent Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065
  • Chango Elementary School at 100 Chango Drive, Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Be sure to comply with the instructions on the ballot envelope before depositing your ballot.

This box will be cleared regularly up through May 18.

The last time ballots will be removed from the boxes is at 5:00 p.m. on May 18.

Ballots placed in the boxes after 5:00 p.m. on May 18 will not be counted.

The lockbox is for return of absentee ballots only. No other material is to be left in this box.

General Information about Running for 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 forty-five (45) 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.