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Annual Budget Hearing Set
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING AND VOTE

UNADILLA VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL

Budget Hearing
A budget hearing for the inhabitants of the Unadilla Valley Central School District qualified to vote at School District meetings will be held in the Library of the Unadilla Valley Central School District, immediately following the regular Board meeting scheduled for 6 p.m., on Monday, May 8, 2017 where there shall be presented the proposed school district budget for the following school year.

Date of Vote
The vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures or for any propositions involving the expenditure of money or the authorizing of levy of taxes, as well as the election of members of the Board of Education shall be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in the District Office lobby of the Unadilla Valley Central School District between the hours of noon and 8 p.m.

Statement of Money Required for Next School Year
A copy of the statement of the amount of money which would be required for the next school year for school purposes shall be completed seven days before the budget hearing and may be obtained by any resident of the District at the District Office during the period of 14 days immediately before the annual meeting and election, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., except Saturday, Sunday, or holidays.

Vote for Board Members
Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. not later than Monday, April 17, 2017. The following vacancies are to be filled:


A three-year term ending June 30, 2017, presently held by Victoria L. Gregory

A three-year term ending June 30, 2017, presently held by Kimberly Murray

A three-year term ending June 30, 2017, presently held by Richard Potter


Each petition must be addressed to the Clerk of the District, be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer, and the name and address of the candidate. Vacancies upon the Board shall not be considered separate specific offices. The individuals receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the vacancies.

The following propositions shall be voted upon at the same time as the appropriation of monies and for Board members:


PROPOSITION I - LEASE OF SCHOOL BUSES

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Unadilla Valley Central School District be, and hereby is, authorized to enter into a five (5) year lease for four (4) school buses at a maximum estimated total annual cost not to exceed $86,000 for each of the five (5) years, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.

Additional Propositions
Any proposition that is required to be included for vote shall be submitted in writing by means of a petition signed by at least 25 qualified voters, stating the residence of each signer, which proposition shall be filed with the Board of Education not later than Monday, April 17, 2017, unless a greater number of days is required by statute. Any proposition shall be rejected by the Board of Education if the purpose of the proposition is not within the powers of the voters or where the expenditure of monies is required for the proposition, and such proposition fails to include the necessary specific appropriation. The District reserves the right to alter language of a proposition in order to ensure compliance and conformity with the law.

Absentee Ballots
Applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the District Office. Such applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the vote set in this notice if the ballot is to be mailed to the absentee voter or the day before the vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the absentee voter. Absentee ballots must be received in the office of the Clerk of the District not later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the vote.

A list of all persons to whom absentee voters’ ballots have been issued shall be available for public inspection during the five (5) days prior to the election during regular office hours which are between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., as well as on the day of the election. Any qualified voter may, upon examination of such list, file written challenge of qualifications as a voter of any person whose name appears on such list, stating the reasons for the challenge. Such written challenge shall be transmitted by the Clerk or designee to the Inspectors of Election on Election Day.

Dated: March 20, 2017

By: Order of the Unadilla Valley Central School Board of Education
By: Valerie L. Doliver, District Clerk
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