NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION OF THE VOTERS OF THE BEEKMANTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the Beekmantown Central School District, Clinton County, New York will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. for the presentation of the 2020-2021 budget via Google Meet in accordance with Executive Order 202.26. To listen by phone, click on http://www.bcsdk12.org/publiccallinnumber/ for the public access call in number.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required to fund the School District's budget for 2020-2021, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident or taxpayer of the District beginning May 26, 2020 from the school district website or by calling the District Clerk at 518-324-2998.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the Beekmantown Central School District of the Towns of Beekmantown, Plattsburgh, Chazy and Altona will be held on June 9, 2020 by absentee ballot only for the purpose of voting on the budget proposition for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the election of three (3) members to service on the Board of Education and student transportation.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that voting upon the foregoing Propositions will be by absentee ballot only and will take place June 9, 2020. There will be no physical polling sites. Tallying of the vote will take place virtually on June 9, 20020 at the Beekmantown Middle School Gymnasium at 5:00 pm prevailing time.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that voting at such Annual Meeting and Election will consist of voting on the following three (3) propositions:
PROPOSITION I (Budget) To approve the proposed 2020-2021 school budget, and to authorize the requisite portion therefore to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.
PROPOSITION II (Transportation) Shall the Board of Education purchase and, to the extent necessary finance, four (4) student transport vehicles at an estimated cost not to exceed $472,066, including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other costs incidental thereto and to expend a total sum not to exceed $472,066, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and levy a tax for the foregoing in the amount of $472,066, which shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District are hereby authorized to be issued at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $472,066, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due. This purchase is subject to a State Aid transportation reimbursement ratio of 75.1%. Additionally, the district will trade or sell four (4) school buses.
PROPOSITION III (Board of Education Members) To elect three (3) members to the Board of Education for three (3) year terms (7/1/20 – 6/30/23). The seats are presently held by Douglas Beebe, Nicole Poupore & Pauline Stone.
Patricia (Patty) LaFlam
Nicole L. Poupore
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the adjourned meeting will take place remotely, and qualified voters will vote in the adjourned election by absentee ballot only, to be provided by the District to all qualified voters.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of Education has ongoing registration. Qualified voters can use the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information they have on file with the New York State Board of Elections. Information regarding that can be located at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application. The District does not have control over the Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Application process or its registration timelines. Therefore, qualified voters who intend to register through the Department of Motor Vehicles should do so as soon as possible. Due to COVID-19, the district is not doing personal registration.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that a qualified voter is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years old, a resident of the school district for a period of 30 days next preceding the annual district election and is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provisions of Section 5-106 of the Election Law.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Education Law also makes special provisions for absentee voting for “military” voters of the District. Specifically, the law provides a unique procedure for “military ballots” in school district votes. Whereas absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots must be received by the voter by mail, a military voter may elect to receive his/her absentee ballot application and absentee ballot by mail, email or facsimile. The military voter must, however, return his/her original military ballot application and military ballot by mail or in person. The Clerk of the Board shall transmit the military voter’s military ballot in accord with the military voter’s preferred method of transmission not later than 25 days before the vote. The Clerk of the Board must then receive the military voter’s military ballot by mail or in person not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote.