What exactly am I voting on?
Residents are voting on a proposed $9,050,553 budget for the 2017-18 school year that would increase the tax levy by 3.69 percent, which is the district’s tax levy ‘cap.’
Residents are also voting to fill one seat on the Schenevus Central School Board of Education and deciding on a proposition to purchase two school buses.
When and where is the vote?
The school budget vote will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in the hallway of the school’s main entrance.
Who can vote?
In order to vote, residents must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the Schenevus Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the May 16 vote.
Can I vote by absentee ballot?
To vote by absentee ballot, you must fill out an application. Call the district office at (607) 638-5530 to obtain an application. Voters who would like an absentee ballot mailed to them must submit an application by May 9. Voters who plan to pick up their absentee ballot must submit an application by May 15. Completed absentee ballots must be returned by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 16.
Where can I learn more about the proposed budget?
Detailed copies of the budget and proposition are available at the district office. Additional information is also available in the Documents sidebar. The district will host a budget informational meeting at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Westford Town Hall. A public hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for 7 p.m. May 9 in the school cafetorium.