Last Day To Register for School Budget Vote

The school budget votes take place in exactly one week and today is the absolute last day to register if you want to make a major impact on your child's education. I attended my school's PTA a few weeks ago where a thorough explanation of the school budget was explained.  I took thorough notes, asked questions to clarify what I didn't understand, and will share the information with you.  By now, you should have received a newsletter from your school district explaining the budget as well. 

In my district, we have two propositions on the ballot which I will also explain later this week.  The vote AND proposition need to pass by 60% in favor of in order to be successful.  That means EVERYONE needs to vote.  If you have a neighbor with an empty nest, knock on their door and encourage them to vote.  It's free.  The only thing it costs is your time which is just a few minutes out of your day. 

Voter registration requires that:
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen
  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • You must be a resident of the school district for at least 30 days PRIOR to the vote
  • You must have registered to vote in the general elections or have voted in a school election within the last four years (between 2008 - 2011)
If you'll be away during the vote, you may obtain an Absentee Ballot from the District Clerk.  For more information, please call your district's Board of Education.

District 13 BOE - (516) 568-6100
District 24 BOE - (516) 256-0150
District 30 BOE - (516) 285-9880
Central High School District (scroll down for budget info)

Important Meetings/Dates
May 8th
Last day of voter registration (all schools) for District 13, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Central H.S. Board of Ed. Business Meeting, 8 p.m.
District 13 Meeting the Candidates Night @ Dever Elementary, 7 p.m.

May 9
Meet the School Board Candidates Night @ Dever Elementary, 7 p.m.

May 15
School budge vote in ALL three school districts, 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.

If you don't vote, you have no right to complain about your schools.  If you vote, you have EVERY right to complain.

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