School Budget

The Budget Vote/Board Election will be conducted by absentee ballot in 2020 due to the global pandemic and stay-at-home order. Per the Governor's revised orders from Sunday June 7, ballots that are dropped off need to be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 9. Ballots that are mailed need to be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 16, per the Governor's order.

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2020-2021 Budget Information

The Budget Vote/Board Election will be conducted by absentee ballot in 2020 due to the global pandemic and stay-at-home order. Per the Governor's revised orders from Sunday June 7, ballots that are dropped off need to be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 9. Ballots that are mailed need to be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday June 16, per the Governor's order.Please email the District Clerk at info@elmiracityschools.com with questions.

Who is an eligible voter?

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WHAT’S ON THE 2020 BALLOT?

For full details, please reference the Budget Newsletter and Budget Book published below:

BOARD MEMBER ELECTION 

A total of (4) seats are to be filled at the election. Three seats are for three-year terms, which will run from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023. One seat is for a two-year plus term from date of election to June 30, 2022.
Vote for up to four (4) candidates:

Sara Lattin
Deborah White
Jonathan Wilbur
Julie A. Wray

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PROPOSITION 1 | 2020-2021 SCHOOL BUDGET

Shall the following resolution be adopted? Approval of Budget

RESOLVED, that the proposed $133,322,023 General Fund Budget of the Elmira City School District, Chemung County, New York for 2020-2021 be approved in accordance with Section 2022 of the Education Law and that the balance of said budget, after applying public monies thereto, be raised by a tax upon the taxable property of said district.

2020-2021 Budget Edition Newsletter

2020-2021 Budget Book


PROPOSITION 2 | CAPITAL & ENERGY PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT, 2020

Shall the following bond resolution of the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Elmira be approved, to-wit:

A bond resolution, dated March 18, 2020, of the Board of Education of the City School District of the City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York (the “District”), authorizing the district to (a)(1) undertake (subject to the approval of the voters of the district) a capital improvements project consisting primarily of the reconstruction and renovation, in part, and the construction of improvements and upgrades to, various District buildings and facilities (and the sites thereof), all at a maximum estimated aggregate cost of $68,000,000 (the “capital project”); (2) expend toward the project up to $7,000,000 of the District’s 2015 Capital Reserve Fund and up to $7,000,000 of the District’s 2019 Capital Reserve Fund; and (3) issue serial bonds of the District in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $54,000,000 to finance the balance of the cost of the Capital Project, with such amount to be offset by any federal, state, county and/or local funds received by the District for the Capital Project, including the funds received from the contract with Unisys Corporation; (b) delegate the power to issue bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the sale of such bonds to the president of the Board of Education of the District; and (c) undertake an energy performance improvements project to allow the District (subject to the approval of the voters of the District) to receive an extra 10% measure of building aid from the State of New York for such energy performance project going forward in order to maximize the District’s receipt of building aid from the State of New York, all at a maximum estimated aggregate cost of $8,750,000 (the “epc project”).

Click here for additional details on the Capital & Energy Performance Improvements Project, 2020

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PAST BUDGET PRESENTATIONS

Virtual Budget Hearing Presentation, May 28, 2020

Budget Presentation, April 22, 2020 Budget Presentation, April 15, 2020

Budget Presentation, March 18, 2020