Coronavirus Update 4/30/20 – Video from Dr. L. Oliver Robinson…

Written by on April 30, 2020

As we continue with efforts and planning to preserve equity in opportunities and outcomes, parity in performance and high quality learning experiences for all students, we would like to thank you for your support with meeting  the needs of our students at this time.

Please see a video message from Superintendent Dr. L. Oliver Robinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCMjcoAM35w

Budget Vote and School Board Election

School elections are statutorily required to be held on the third Tuesday in May. However, under Executive Order 202.13, issued by Governor Cuomo on March 30, 2020, school elections were formally postponed “until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.” 

The circulation, filing, and collection of any nominating petition under the Education Law will not be due until 30 days before the adjourned date once determined.

Without a firm election date, then, there are no deadlines for many of the numerous requirements relating to school elections.  These deadlines include (but are not limited to) the following: (a) the publication of legal notices; (b) the filing of board candidate petitions; (c) the budget hearing; (d) when residents may obtain a copy of the budget statement; (e) when an absentee voter must apply for their ballot; (f) when a military voter must apply for their ballot; (g) when absentee and military voters must be provided their ballot; (h) when a list of voters to whom absentee and military ballots were issued must be available for public inspection; (i) in districts with personal registration, when the register of voters will be available for public inspection; (j) the submission of propositions by voters for placement on the ballot; (k) when each of the 3 candidate expenditure statements are due; (l) when the budget notice must be mailed to qualified voters; (m) when a copy of the property tax report card must be submitted to SED; and (n) the date by which the District Clerk must pull names for the order of candidates on the ballot.