New York State School Boards Association

Statement of NYSSBA Executive Director Robert Schneider on School Budget Votes and Board Elections


FOR RELEASE: May 1, 2020

CONTACT: David Albert
(518) 320-2221 cell

@nyschoolboards

School budget votes and board elections will be conducted this year under challenging circumstances, to say the least. With the July 1 beginning of the school fiscal year approaching for many districts, we had hoped for clarity on these issues weeks ago.

That said, we can now move forward. There are many logistical issues involved in conducting school budget votes – from finalizing school budgets themselves to providing notice and absentee ballots to the public. There will be many obstacles to conducting these elections in a manner that is safe for the school district staff who must work with the absentee ballots, as well as the general public. Toward that end, NYSSBA stands ready to serve as a resource to our member districts as they work through the school budget vote and board election process put in place by the governor.

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