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The annual budget vote and Board of Education election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, 2022.





2022 Budget Vote and Election Information:




LEGAL NOTICE
BUDGET HEARING AND
ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION
ELDRED CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District will hold a Budget Hearing at the Junior Senior High School, 600 Route 55, Eldred, New York, in said district on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Prevailing time) for the purpose of discussion of the expenditure of funds and the budgeting thereof proposed by the Board of Education for the school year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to Section 1716 of the Education Law, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money, which may be required for the following year for school purposes, exclusive of public money, and the Real Property Tax Exemption Report will be annexed to any budget of which it forms a part and may be obtained by any resident in the District at the District Office, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, New York, and at each of the two following school buildings in the District:  The George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School, Glen Spey, NY, and the Eldred Junior/Senior High School Grades 7-12, Eldred, NY, during the fourteen days immediately preceding the annual budget vote and election, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. prevailing time, other than a Saturday(by appointment only), Sunday, or a holiday, together with the text of any resolution to be presented to the voters and will be available on the District website.  A copy of the detailed statement of estimated expenditures will also be made available at the Budget Hearing to be held May 5th, 2022.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Annual Vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for school purposes for the 2022-23 school year and the election of members of the Board of Education and any other business that may legally come before this meeting will take place on May 17, 2022, between the hours of 11:00 am and 9:00 pm prevailing time, at the Eldred Junior/Senior High School, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, New York

NOTICE IS GIVEN:  that the following persons have submitted nominating petitions to fill the Board of Education seat – one (1) five-year term July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2027 (vacated by Kristen Smith).

Kristen Smith

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the following proposition will appear on the ballot:

PROPOSITION NO. 1

Shall the following resolution be approved?

The annual budget of the Eldred Central School District for the fiscal year 2022-2023 is hereby adopted and the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the School District is hereby authorized to expend during the 2022-2023 school year $18,987,402.00 and to levy the necessary tax thereof.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District, Sullivan County, be authorized to make the expenditures shown in the budget presented by the Board of Education for the 2022-2023 school year.

PROPOSITION NO. 2

Shall the following resolution be approved?

That the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District is hereby authorized to levy taxes annually in the amount of $31,600.00 and to pay over such monies to the Board of Trustees of the Sunshine Hall Free Library.

PROPOSITION NO. 3

Shall the following resolution be approved?

Shall the Board of Education be authorized to enter into a lease agreement to acquire twelve (12) - sixty-six passenger school buses, and three (3) - twenty passenger school bus equipped with wheel chair access? The term of the lease shall be five years at a total cost not to exceed $1,500,000.00 which shall be raised by a tax upon the taxable property in the School District to be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District, Sullivan County, be authorized to make the expenditures shown in the budget presented by the Board of Education for the 2022-23 school year.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to section 2014 of the Education Law, Personal Registration of voters is required, and no person shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and Election to be held on May 17, 2022, whose name does not appear on the register of the District or who does not register as hereinafter provided, except a person who is otherwise qualified to vote and is registered under the provisions of Article 5 of the Election Law.   The times and place of registration are set forth below, and any person shall be entitled to have that person’s name placed upon such register, that person is known or proven to the satisfaction of personally registering, to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the school meeting or election for which such register is prepared.

The District Clerk shall prepare a register for said Annual Meeting and Election which shall include all persons who shall have presented themselves personally for registration for any annual budget vote and election or special district meeting or election and who shall have voted at any Annual or Special Meeting or Election conducted at any time during the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 calendar years.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Personal Registration may be achieved on any day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. prevailing time at the Eldred Central School District Office, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, New York up until Thursday, May 12, 2022.

NOTICE IS GIVEN:  that the register of the district, so prepared, will be filed in the office of the School District Clerk at the Eldred CSD District Office, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, N.Y., where the same shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the district on each of the five (5) days prior to the Annual Meeting and Election, weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., prevailing time.  Said register will be open for inspection at the Eldred Junior/Senior High School, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, N.Y. during the hours of the Annual Meeting and Election.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the District Clerk shall be at the Annual Meeting and Election on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Eldred Junior/Senior High School, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, N.Y., between the hours of 11:00 am and 9:00 pm, prevailing time, where and when the Annual Meeting and Election will be held for the purpose of preparing a register of the school district for meetings or elections held subsequent to such Annual Meeting and Election.

NOTICE IS GIVEN: that applications for Absentee Ballots may be obtained at the Office of the District Clerk.  The completed application must be received by the District Clerk no earlier than 30 days before and no later than 7 days before the election (by May 10, 2022) at 2:00 pm, prevailing time if the ballot will be mailed to the voter.  If the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter or the voter’s designated agent set forth in the application, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 2:00 pm, prevailing time.  Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 pm prevailing time on May 17, 2022.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2018-a of the Education Law, qualified voters who meet the criteria for “permanently disabled” and are so certified by the Sullivan County Board of Elections and/or Orange County Board of Elections, will receive paper ballots by mail.  A list of all persons to whom Absentee Ballots shall have been issued will be available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk on each of the five (5) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting and Election, weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, prevailing time until the day of the Annual Meeting and Election   Any qualified voter may file a written challenge of the qualifications of a voter, whose name appears on such list, stating the reasons for the challenge.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Military Voters who are not currently registered to vote may register as a qualified voter of the District by contacting the District Clerk at 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY 12732; Telephone (845) 456-1009 or email: [email protected], to receive an application to register as a qualified voter of the District for the Annual Meeting on May 17, 2022.  The Military Voter may indicate their preference for receiving the registration application by mail, by facsimile or electronic mail (email).  The application to register must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM on April 21, 2022.  The register of voters prepared and filed in the District Clerk’s office shall include the names of all military voters who submit a valid military voter registration.  A military voter means a qualified voter of New York State who is in actual military service and will, therefore, be absent from the District in which he or she is qualified to vote on the day of registration or election or is discharged from military service within 30 days of an election or a spouse, parent, child or dependent of the military voter if a qualified voter of New York State and a resident of the same school district as the military voter or military personnel residing on a military base within a school district in New York State for a period of 30 days immediately preceding the election.

Military Voters who are qualified voters of the District may obtain an application for a military ballot from the District Clerk at 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY 12732; Telephone (845) 456-1009 or email: [email protected] by no later than 5:00 PM on April 21, 2022.  The Military Voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application for a military ballot by mail, by facsimile or email.  Military ballots will be mailed or otherwise distributed no later than 25 days before the election.  Military ballots must be received by the District Clerk (1) before the close of the polls on election day and showing a cancellation mark of the U.S postal service or a foreign country’s postal service, or showing a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the U.S. government or (2) by 5:00 PM on election day and signed and dated by the military voter and one witness thereof, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than the day before the election.  A list of all persons to whom military ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the said Office of the District Clerk during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, prevailing time, until the day of the Annual School District Election and Vote.

Dated: April 22, 2022
Eldred Central School District
Eldred, New York
Lisa Sibirtzeff, District Clerk


LEGAL NOTICE

BUDGET HEARING AND

ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION

ELDRED CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District will hold a Budget Hearing at the Junior Senior High School, 600 Route 55, Eldred, New York, in said district on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Prevailing time) for the purpose of discussion of the expenditure of funds and the budgeting thereof proposed by the Board of Education for the school year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN pursuant to Section 1716 of the Education Law, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which may be required for the following year for school purposes, exclusive of public money, and the Real Property Tax Exemption Report annexed to the budget of which it forms a part may be obtained by any resident in the District at the District Office, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, New York, and at each of the two school buildings in the District:  The George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School, Glen Spey, NY, and the Eldred Junior/Senior High School, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY during the 14 days immediately preceding the annual budget vote and election, between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm prevailing time, other than a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday, together with the text of any resolution to be presented to the voters and will also be available at any public or free association library in the District and on the District website.  A copy of the detailed statement of estimated expenditures will also be made available at the Budget Hearing to be held May 5th, 2022.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Annual Vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for school purposes for the 2022-23 school year and the election of members of the Board of Education and any other business that may legally come before this meeting will take place on May 17, 2022, between the hours of 11:00 am and 9:00 pm prevailing time, at the Eldred Junior/Senior High School, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, New York.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN:  that any qualified elector who desires to submit any proposition to be voted upon at the Annual Meeting and Election, except as to a question or proposition required by law to be stated in the published or posted notice of meeting, shall file with the Board of Education a petition setting forth such proposition, not less than 30 days  (by 5:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2022) prior to the Annual District Budget Vote and Election and such petition shall be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN:  that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, prevailing time and no later than Monday, April 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm.  Nominating petitions are “at large” to fill one (1) five-year term effective July 1, 2022 and expiring on June 30, 2027.

           The following “at large” vacancy is to be filled by the Board of Education:
One - five-year term (position of Kristen Smith)

Candidates for office of member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition and each petition must be filed with the Clerk of the District, shall be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District.  The petition shall state the residence of each signer and shall state the name and physical residence of the candidate.  No person shall be nominated by petition for more than one separate vacancy.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the following proposition will appear on the ballot:

 

PROPOSITION NO. 1

Shall the following resolution be approved?

The annual budget of the Eldred Central School District for the fiscal year 2022-2023 is hereby adopted and the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the School District is hereby authorized.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District, Sullivan County, be authorized to make the expenditures shown in the budget presented by the Board of Education for the 2022-2023 school year.

 

PROPOSITION NO. 2

Shall the following resolution be approved?

That the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District is hereby authorized to levy taxes annually in the amount of $31,600.00 and to pay over such monies to the Board of Trustees of the Sunshine Hall Free Library.

 

PROPOSITION NO. 3

Shall the following resolution be approved?
Shall the Board of Education be authorized to enter into a lease agreement to acquire twelve (12) - sixty-six passenger school buses, and three (3) - twenty passenger school bus equipped with wheel chair access? The term of the lease shall be five years at a total cost not to exceed $1,500,000.00 which shall be raised by a tax upon the taxable property in the School District to be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education.

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District, Sullivan County, be authorized to make the expenditures shown in the budget presented by the Board of Education for the 2022-23 school year.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to section 2014 of the Education Law, Personal Registration of voters is required, and no person shall be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and Election to be held on May 17, 2022, whose name does not appear on the register of the District or who does not register as hereinafter provided, except a person who is otherwise qualified to vote and is registered under the provisions of Article 5 of the Election Law.   The times and place of registration are set forth below, and any person shall be entitled to have that person’s name placed upon such register, that person is known or proven to the satisfaction of the District Clerk, to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at the school meeting or election for which such register is prepared.

 

The District Clerk shall prepare a register for said Annual Meeting and Election which shall include all persons who shall have presented themselves personally for registration for any annual budget vote and election or special district meeting or election and who shall have voted at any Annual or Special Meeting or Election or conducted at any time during the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 calendar years.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Personal Registration may be achieved on any day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm prevailing time at the Eldred Central School District Office, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY up until Thursday, May 12, 2022.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN:  that the register of the district, so prepared, will be filed in the office of the School District Clerk at the Eldred CSD District Office, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY, where the same shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the district on each of the five (5) days prior to the Annual Meeting and Election, weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, prevailing time or Saturday by pre-arranged appointment only. Said register will be open for inspection at the Eldred Junior/Senior High School, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY during the hours of the Annual Meeting and Election.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN: the Annual Meeting and Election on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Eldred Junior/Senior High School, 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY, between the hours of 11:00 am and 9:00 pm, prevailing time, where and when the Annual Meeting and Election will be held for the purpose of preparing a register of the school district for meetings or elections held subsequent to such Annual Meeting and Election.

 

NOTICE IS GIVEN: that applications for Absentee Ballots may be obtained at the Office of the District Clerk.  The completed application must be received by the District Clerk no earlier than 30 days before and no later than 7 days before the election (by May 10, 2022) at at 3:00 pm, prevailing time if the ballot will be mailed to the voter.  If the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter or the voter’s designated agent set forth in the application, the completed application must be received by the District Clerk no later than Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 3:00 pm, prevailing time.  Absentee Ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 pm prevailing time on May 17, 2022.


Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2018-a of the Education Law, qualified voters who meet the criteria for “permanently disabled” and are so certified by the Sullivan County Board of Elections, will receive paper ballots by mail.  A list of all persons to whom Absentee Ballots shall have been issued will be available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk on each of the five (5) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting and Election, weekdays between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, prevailing time until the day of the Annual Meeting and Election   Any qualified voter may file a written challenge of the qualifications of a voter, whose name appears on such list, stating the reasons for the challenge.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Military Voters who are not currently registered to vote may register as a qualified voter of the District by contacting the District Clerk at 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY 12732; Telephone (845) 456-1100, Ext. 5128 or email: [email protected], to receive an application to register as a qualified voter of the District for the Annual Meeting on May 17, 2022.  The Military Voter may indicate their preference for receiving the registration application by mail, by facsimile or electronic mail (email).  The application to register must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM on April 21, 2022.  The register of voters prepared and filed in the District Clerk’s office shall include the names of all military voters who submit a valid military voter registration.  A military voter means a qualified voter of New York State who is in actual military service and will, therefore, be absent from the District in which he or she is qualified to vote on the day of registration or election or is discharged from military service within 30 days of an election or a spouse, parent, child or dependent of the military voter if a qualified voter of New York State and a resident of the same school district as the military voter or military personnel residing on a military base within a school district in New York State for a period of 30 days immediately preceding the election.

Military Voters who are qualified voters of the District may obtain an application for a military ballot from the District Clerk at 600 State Route 55, Eldred, NY 12732; Telephone (845) 456-1100, Ext. 5128 or email: [email protected] by no later than 5:00 PM on April 21, 2022.  The Military Voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application for a military ballot by mail, by facsimile or email.  Military ballots will be mailed or otherwise distributed no later than 25 days before the election.  Military ballots must be received by the District Clerk (1) before the close of the polls on election day and showing a cancellation mark of the U.S postal service or a foreign country’s postal service, or showing a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the U.S. government or (2) by 5:00 PM on election day and signed and dated by the military voter and one witness thereof, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than the day before the election.  A list of all persons to whom military ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the District in the said Office of the District Clerk during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, prevailing time, until the day of the Annual School District Election and Vote.

Eldred Central School District

Eldred, New York

Lisa Sibirtzeff, District Clerk


 

Where do I vote?
At the Junior-Senior High School building, 600 Route 55, Eldred, New York.

Qualifications to vote:
In order to be legally qualified to vote in the annual school district budget vote and Board of Education election, a person must be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • At least 18 years of age or older.
  • A resident within the Eldred Central School District for at least 30 days immediately preceding the voting (must be your primary, permanent residence).
  • Registered to vote. The registration of voters is valid for a period of four years. If the resident has not voted within that period, they must re-register. Residents of the district who are registered to vote in a general election are eligible to vote at school district meetings and elections without further special school district registration.


How do I register?
If you are registered to vote in general elections, you are automatically eligible to vote in school elections. If you are not registered, you may obtain a voter registration form from the District Clerk at the Eldred JSHS. Voters may also obtain a form from Sullivan County Board of Elections at http://www.co.sullivan.ny.us or call (845) 807-0400 / Orange County Board of Elections at www.orangecountygov.com/elections or call (845) 360-6500.

- or -

Register with the District Clerk at the Junior-Senior High School

600 Route 55, Eldred, NY 12732

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday

You must bring a photo ID and proof of residence

Voting by Absentee Ballot:
Absentee ballots are available for voters who are residents of the district but will not be able to physically vote in their designated polling place.

Absentee ballots are available if you are:

  • Unable to vote in person because of illness.
  • Planning to be out of the area on vacation or business.
  • Confined to prison due to conviction of an offense other than a felony.
  • Accompanying a spouse, parent, or child of the same residence who can't come to the polls for one of the above reasons.


How do I get an absentee ballot?
Please be aware that there is a two-step process to receive an absentee ballot.

Fill out an application for an absentee ballot to confirm why you will not be able to vote in person.

Fill out the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote.

 

STEP ONE - Fill out the application for an absentee ballot
First, you must fill out an application for an absentee ballot (PDF) to confirm the reason why you will not be able to vote in person. There are two ways to fill out the application:
You can download and print the application for an absentee ballot (PDF).
You can call the district clerk at (845) 456-1009 and ask to have it mailed to you.

STEP TWO - Fill out the actual ballot to cast your vote.
After you fill out and submit the application for an absentee ballot to the District Clerk, you will receive the actual absentee ballot to cast your vote. Anyone can pick-up multiple absentee ballot applications, but the voter should write on the application who will personally pick-up an absentee ballot, or it will be assumed to mail. We are governed by law and there is no exception to this rule.

It is important to remember that if you want your absentee ballot mailed to you, all applications for absentee ballots MUST be received by the District Clerk at least seven days prior to the vote.

Completed absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. the day before budget vote and election. For more information, contact the district clerk's office at (845)456-1009.

  • Q: Do districts have to make absentee ballots available?
    A:
    Yes. All school districts are required by law to make absentee ballots available to qualified voters for the election of school board members, school district public library trustees, the adoption of the annual budget, and school district public library budgets and referenda.
  • Q: Who is entitled to an absentee ballot?
  • A: Any qualified voter who is unable to vote in person due to illness or physical disability, hospitalization, incarceration (unless incarcerated for conviction of a felony), travel outside the voter’s county or city of residence for employment or business reasons, studies, or vacation on the day of the election.
  • Q: Can a resident with dual home ownership vote in person in one district and by absentee ballot in the other?
    A: No. A person may have only one legal residence or domicile for purposes of voting at a school district election. Without proof of permanent residence, the owner of a home within a school district would not be entitled to an absentee ballot. The term "residence" shall be deemed to mean that place where a person maintains a fixed, permanent, and principal home and to which he/she wherever temporarily located, always intends to return. A person may have only one legal residence or domicile, and that is the place where such person intends to have his or her permanent residence or home.

Board of Education Election:
In addition to voting on the proposed budget, district residents vote to elect Board of Education members each year. All candidates must file a petition and meet the following criteria:

  • Must be able to read and write
  • Must be a qualified voter of the district, that is, he/she must be a citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years or older
  • Not be a convicted felon or have been adjudged incompetent
  • Must be and has been a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election but need not be a taxpayer
  • Maybe the only member of his/her family on the school board (defined as those within the same household)
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office
  • Must not have been removed from a school district office within one year of the election
  • May not be a current employee of the district

Please direct all budget questions to the Business Office 845-456-1050 and
all voting questions to the District Clerk 845-456-1009.


2021 Budget Vote and Election Results:
Thank you for your support!

Proposition #1 – Budget

Absentee: Yes 12 No 13

Ballot YES 155 NO 30

TOTALS: YES 167 NO 43 - PASSES

Proposition #2 - Sunshine Library Absentee: Yes 16 No 9

Ballot YES 164 NO 19

TOTALS: YES 180 NO 28 - PASSES

Board of Education Seat: AMADOR LAPUT Absentee: 20 Ballot: 157 Total: 177 - A. LAPUT WINS SEAT

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES/TOTALS

BALLOT - MACHINE Total 6
ABSENTEE WRITE IN
ALICE SCHADT Total 1

RAYMOND KIEFFER Total 1


2020-2021 Budget Vote and Election :


MEET THE CANDIDATE ZOOM VIDEO FROM MAY 28, 2020

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RtwN79bMUSa0lxeKawYo3EFv8tGdMFze/view?usp=sharing

BUDGET HEARING/BOARD MEETING ZOOM VIDEO FROM MAY 28, 2020
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w1RdZDTu-jVQ3NT9ozIu9l08Wclvvnch/view?usp=sharing


2019-2020 Budget Vote and Election :


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