School Budget

School District Budget Vote Information:
The annual school board election and budget vote was rescheduled, pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, to Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

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All voting will take place via absentee ballot.**

Board Candidate Information:
Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, the rules and procedures regarding school board elections for this year were changed. Prospective candidates had to sign a statement of qualifications and file a Nominating Petition, though no signatures were required, with the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020 at the district offices, 164 Hawley Street, 3rd Floor, Binghamton, NY.

Prospective candidates had to meet the following qualifications to run for a seat on the Board of Education:

  a) Must be able to read and write.
  b) Must be a qualified voter in the District - a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent.
  c) Must have been a resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately preceding the election.
  d) Must not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office - District Superintendent, Supervisor, Clerk, Tax Collector, Treasurer or Librarian.
  e) May not hold any city office other than that of a police officer or fire fighter.
  f) May not reside with another member of the same School Board as a member of the same family.
  g) May not be a current employee of the School Board.
  h) May not have been removed from any School District Office within the preceding year.
  i) May not be a convicted felon whose maximum prison sentence has not expired or who has not been pardoned or discharged from parole.

Absentee Ballots:
An Absentee Ballot were mailed by the District to all registered voters.

Pursuant to the Governor's new Executive Order #202.39, no absentee ballots shall be accepted by the Clerk of the School District after 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020, except those received by mail. Envelopes will remain unopened pending delivery of mailed ballots and shall be canvassed after 5 p.m. on June 16, 2020.


Definition of Qualified Voter:
A qualified voter must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years old and a resident of the city school district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Any person qualified to vote, who is currently registered for any general election pursuant to Election Law §352, will be entitled to vote without further registration pursuant to Educ. Law §2606.

The last day for qualified voters to register was May 26, 2020. To register, mail a completed voter registration form to the Broome County Board of Elections Office, 60 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY 13901, or register electronically through the DMV.


2020-21 Budget Meeting Schedule:
   
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Regular Board of Education meeting and budget adoption
 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Public Hearing on the 2020-2021 school district budget
(Members of the public were able to use the Question & Answer feature in the Zoom control panel to type their comments during the webinar and the host was able to answer questions 'live'.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
School Board Election and Budget Vote
**Voting will be done exclusively by Absentee Ballot.**

**Pursuant to Governor's Executive Order #202.39, no absentee ballots shall be accepted by the Clerk of the School District after 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020, except those received by mail. Envelopes will remain unopened pending delivery of mailed ballots and shall be canvassed after 5 p.m. on June 16, 2020.**


Day 2 of the canvassing of the ballots will be 'live-streamed' through a Zoom webinar starting at 10:00 a.m. on June 17, 2020 via the link below:

https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/94490356247

Members of the public may also view the canvassing of the ballots in person at 164 Hawley Street. However, social distancing measures are in place and protocols must be followed (i.e., hand sanitizing, temperature check and health screening questions answered). Also, masks are required.


Challenges to an absentee voter’s qualifications may be made in writing directed to the District Clerk (Sanya Brown) prior to the time that ballots are canvassed. Once the canvassing of the ballots has begun, challenges must be made in person at 164 Hawley Street to the District Clerk (Sanya Brown). Any such challenge will be immediately submitted to the Election Inspectors for consideration.




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