East Greenbush Central School District residents passed a $99,778,012 budget for the 2020-21 school year and approved the purchase of eight school buses during this year’s Budget Vote and Board Election. A record turnout of 7,300 ballots were returned through the all mail-in voting process that was established by New York State due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ballots can now be counted if mailed in and received by Tuesday, June 16. Ballots hand-delivered by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 can also be counted. These ballots can be dropped in our ballot box in front of Central Administration during normal business hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Superintendent Jeff Simons and Assistant Superintendent for School Business Finance Lawrence Edson normally host budget presentations for parents at each school leading up to the Budget Vote and Board Election. However, due to school buildings being closed, these meetings will be held virtually in a Zoom meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m.
The East Greenbush Central School District Board of Education adopted a $99,778,012 proposed school budget for 2020-21 at Wednesday evening’s meeting that was live streamed to the public. It will be voted on by district residents through absentee ballots which are due back to the district office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. There will be no in-person voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All school budget votes and board elections in New York State have been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 9, according to an executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo. All voting will be done through mail-in absentee ballots.
All members of the community are invited to learn more about the 2020-21 proposed school budget by attending one of the many budget meetings offered this spring. The first Budget Review Session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Genet Auditorium as part of the regular Board of Education meeting.