Education

Vote held today for school budgets, school board candidates

2012-05-15T03:05:00Z 2012-05-15T07:57:46Z Vote held today for school budgets, school board candidatesThe Citizen staff Auburn Citizen
May 15, 2012 3:05 am  • 

Today is the day residents statewide vote on school budgets and  board of education candidates.

Library and school bus propositions will also be on ballots.

New Yorkers vote on these items on the third Tuesday of May each year, according to state Education Law.

This year, state law has thrown a curve ball at school districts by enacting the new tax cap law, which is a several-steps formula districts must use to plug in district-specific budget data to derive a tax levy increase limit.

This percentage is different for each district and determines the tax levy increase each district can put up for a vote and have passed with a simple majority. Districts that exceed the cap must have a super majority vote in order to pass their budgets.

To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the school district in which you are voting for at least 30 days prior to the vote. You do not need to be a registered voter.

Auburn Enlarged City School District

Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Casey Park, Owasco and Seward elementary schools, Auburn Junior High School and the former West Middle School building, depending on residence (call 255-8850 or 255-8822 with questions)

Cato-Meridian Central School District

Polling: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., middle school foyer

Jordan-Elbridge Central School District

Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Jordan-Elbridge High School north entrance

Moravia Central School District

Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Moravia Middle/High School district conference room

Port Byron Central School District

Polling: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Large Group Instruction Room in Dana West High School

Skaneateles Central School District

Polling: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Waterman Elementary School auditorium

Southern Cayuga Central School District

Polling: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Planetarium classroom on the Poplar Ridge campus

Union Springs Central School District

Polling: Noon to 9 p.m., Union Springs Middle/High School

Weedsport Central School District

Polling: Noon to 9 p.m., Voting Room of the Weedsport Jr./Sr. High School

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(2) Comments

  1. Flinko
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    Flinko - May 15, 2012 9:40 pm
    Isn't the hard choice voting yes? That is the choice where we all sacrifice. Vote no and the kids are sacrificed and you people continue your listless dull existence.
  2. to much
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    to much - May 15, 2012 9:28 am
    A great day to express our freedom, the right to VOTE NO! The people will speak!Vote out these bobble heads and send a message to these members "STAY WITHIN THE CAP!THE SPENDING HAS TO STOP AND MAKE THE HARD CHOICES". VOTE NO! AND OUT!
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