School Budget 2022-2023


On Proposition 1, the school budget vote: 1010 YES, 225 NO (APPROVED) 

On Proposition 2, the creation of funding repair reserve: 1032 YES, 193 NO (APPROVED) 

On Proposition 3, election of school board trustees: Steve Jenkins 1090, Mary-Kay Lombino 1043, Juliet Gorman 1038, Dov Frankel 251 (Jenkins, Lombino, Gorman elected to the Board of Education)

From a point of comparison, in our last school vote we had a total of 478 voters. This year we had 1235. This high increase of voters and interest in this civic process is remarkable! 

Meet the Candidates running for the School Board of Education 

Absentee Sample Ballot
The absentee ballot shows you what you will see on voting day.  It includes the propositions, as well as the candidates.

Absentee Ballot Application/Instructions
If you need an Absentee Ballot, please download and complete this application form.  The first day an absentee ballot application can be accepted is on April, 18, 2022.  The absentee ballot application needs to be received by May 10, 2022 if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter.  On March 28, 2022, Governor Hochul signed into law a bill that renews the amendments to the Education Law relating to absentee ballots through Jan. 1, 2023. This law allows for fear of contracting COVID to be an allowable reason for an absentee ballot.  The absentee ballot  must be received no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.    

Voter Registration
If you are not registered, you can register with the Dutchess County Board of Elections by mail.  Applications are located on their website:

Refer to BoardDocs for the livestream video to watch Budget Presentations.

Initial Budget Presentation - Fixed Costs
Board  Meeting 02/10/2022 

Second Budget Presentation - Revenues, Operations/Maintenance, Technology
Board Meeting 2/22/2022

Budget Presentation #3 - Instructional Program, Special Services and Initial Budget
Board Meeting 03/08/2022

Budget Presentation #4 Budget Review 
Board Meeting 03/22/2022

Public Hearing on the Budget

The public hearing on the budget will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.  This is an opportunity for the public to see the final budget as presented by the Superintendent.

As a reminder, you can always share your questions, comments, or feedback with the Board of Education by emailing [email protected], a special email address established to solicit and respond to your budget input.  The Board of Education members always appreciate hearing your thoughts and ideas on this topic or any other.