Annual school budget vote and board election to be held June 9 by absentee ballot
In an executive order issued on Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and board of education election will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
The executive order establishes a timeline of actions that schools must undertake leading up to this date, including sending an absentee ballot with a prepaid return envelope to all qualified voters. Qualified voters are defined as U.S. citizens who are 18 years or older and have lived in the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.
Following budget adoption, the district will make the proposed budget available to the public, hold a budget hearing (which will take place remotely), and mail a budget notice to all residents after the budget hearing. This procedure is no different than other years except for the hearing being held remotely.
Additionally, the executive order calls for districts to send each qualified voter a postcard with the date of the election, the date of the budget hearing and the definition of a qualified voter.
The district is continuing to review the details of the executive order and will share more information, including the date of the public budget hearing, as soon as possible.
Board of Education Election
The order also waived the minimum signature threshold for board of education candidates and states that candidates must meet all of the other requirements to run for the board. These include being qualified voters and having lived in the district continuously for one year prior to the election.
If you are interested in running for a position on our Board, please contact the board clerk, Jessica Tabakian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her at (518) 765-3313 by May 11th.
BOE Committee ScheduleRegular meetings of the Voorheesville Board of Education are typically held on the second Monday of every month, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Library (located in the High School), unless otherwise noted.
The Voorheesville Central School District Board of Education has moved entirely to Board Docs, and all agendas and minutes are now on this resource. You may visit BoardDocs at any time, and as soon as a new agenda is posted, it will be available to view publicly on that site. All of the supplemental links that accompany the Board meetings are here are for your convenience. Agendas are usually posted online by the Monday of the meeting. Meeting minutes are posted after they have been approved by the Board of Education at the subsequent meeting.
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2019-20 School Year
Agenda | MinutesOrganizational MeetingRegular Meeting7:00 p.m.Immediately FollowingPACSpecial Meeting7:15 a.m.District Office
Agenda | MinutesSpecial Meeting7:15 a.m.District Office
7:00-8:30 p.m. PAC
September 9 Agenda | Minutes Regular Meeting7:00-8:30 p.mLibraryOctober 7Agenda | MinutesRegular Meeting 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Agenda | MinutesRegular Meeting
December 13Special Meeting7:15 a.m.District Office
January 6 Agenda | Minutes Regular Meeting 7:00-8:30 p.m.
LibraryJanuary 27Special Board of Education MeetingBudget Work Session7:00 p.m.Immediately FollowingLibrary
Agenda | MinutesRegular Meeting7:00-8:30 p.mLibraryMarch 9Regular Meeting(Adopt Propositions)
LibraryApril 6Budget ForumRegular Meeting(Adopt Budget)6:00 p.m.Immediately FollowingLibraryApril 17BOCES Budget Meeting7:15 a.m.District OfficeMay 11Budget HearingRegular Meeting7:00 p.m.Immediately FollowingLibraryMay 19Budget VoteBoard Election2:00-9:00 p.m.Middle School FoyerMay 21
Special Meeting7:15 a.mDistrict OfficeJune 8Regular Meeting7:00-8:30 p.m.Library
(Please note: Dates are subject to change.)