Budget Vote and Board of Education Member Election Information

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Erie County Association of School Boards (ECASB) is offering a PROSPECTIVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER WORKSHOP on March 25, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Erie 1 BOCES campus at 355 Harlem Road. There is no cost to attend the program. Attendees may register in advance directly with ECASB by calling (716) 821-7297 or emailing Sue Summers at [email protected].

ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING – Tuesday, May 9, 2023 in the North Collins Central School Jr.-Sr. High School Library Media Center at 7:00 p.m.

ANNUAL MEETING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION – Tuesday, May 16, 2023 in the North Collins Jr.-Sr. High School Gymnasium, 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m.  The Board of Education will adopt the recommended School Budget for the 2023-2024 school year on or before April 21, 2023.  Copies of the budget will be available in the District Office by Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (14 days before vote).  One (1) Board Member vacancy will be filled for a term beginning July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2028.  The five-year term of Michelle DeCarlo will expire on June 30, 2023.

QUALIFIED VOTERS ELIGIBILITY

  • A Citizen of the United States
  • Eighteen (18) years of age
  • A resident within the district for a period of thirty (30) days prior to the vote

NOTICE

In compliance with Sections §1608 and §1716 of the Education Law which states that the Statement of Expenditures must be completed at least 14 days prior to the Annual Meeting, Budget Vote and Election (May 16, 2023), you are hereby notified that said STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES will be available for review in the District Office of the North Collins Central School District on May 2, 2023, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Related:
To view previous external audited financial statements and final annual budgets, please click here.  Please see previous original adopted budgets, financial plan, and additional information at the bottom of this page.  Previous school year information is organized into folders.

To view the NYSOSC Audit, click here.


NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION

Nominating petitions and Board Candidate Expenditure Statements for the election will be available at the bottom of this page on March 23, 2023 and in the District Office for anyone wishing to become a candidate for the School Board election.  Completed petitions must be submitted to the District Clerk at 2045 School Street, North Collins, NY, by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2023.

Election will be conducted for one (1) seat: Full Five (5) Year Term 7/01/23-6/30/28

If you have questions about running for the School Board, please see the information provided by New York School Boards Association at this link:  https://www.nyssba.org/clientuploads/nsbmx/index.html.



ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Applications for absentee ballots will be available starting March 31, 2023, in the District Office of the Jr.-Sr. High School Building, 2045 School Street, North Collins, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on regular business days, Monday through Friday.

Military voters who are qualified voters of the school district may apply for a military absentee ballot.  Applications for military ballots may be obtained from the District Clerk's Office by calling 716-337-0101, ext. 1301, or email [email protected], and the military voter may designate a preference to receive the application by mail, fax or email.  Completed applications for military ballots must be received by the District Clerk or her designee no later than April 20, 2023 (26 days before the vote).

A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the Office of the Clerk of the District, where it shall be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District, until the day set for voting.  Any individual desiring to view the list should contact Kathy Mason, District Clerk, at [email protected] or call 716-337-0101 ext. 1301.

All completed absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on the day of voting, May 16, 2023.

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