2017 Budget Vote & School Board Election


RESULTS OF MAY 16, 2017 ANNUAL MEETING AND BUDGET VOTE CAN BE FOUND HERE


 Click here to go to BUDGET page     


2017 Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election will be held
Tuesday May 16 from 12:00-9:00 pm

Copy of Budget Notice sent to registered voters in the Ithaca City School District.

Propositions as they appear on the Ballot

Proposition No. 1
Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, City of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, be authorized to expend $124,689,000 the amount set forth in the proposed budget, and to accumulate the balance proposed in the said budget during the school year, beginning July 1, 2017, and to levy the necessary tax therefore? 
 
Proposition No. 2
Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District (the “District”) be authorized to appropriate funds from the District's “2013 Capital Reserve Fund” in the maximum amount of $1,636,552.52, and to expend these funds for the following purposes: (1) Replace Asphalt at West Parking Lot Caroline Elementary ($400,208); (2) Replace Deteriorated Interior Doors Caroline Elementary ($19,404); (3) Replace Asphalt Drive and Parking At Bus Entrance at Lehman Alternative Community School ($242,550); (4) Replace Interior Corridor Doors at Lehman Alternative Community School ($14,553); (5) Bus Purchases: $959,837.52 in total for eight (8)  full size gasoline buses? 
 
Proposition No. 3
Shall the Board of Education  of the Ithaca City School District (the “District”) be authorized to establish a reserve fund in accordance with Section 3651 of the New York Education Law, to be known as the “2018 Capital Reserve Fund,” for a probable term of five (5) years, commencing on June 30, 2017 and ending on June 30, 2022, for the purpose of financing, in whole or in part, the purchase of school buses and other vehicles and/or the cost of authorized alterations, construction and/or reconstruction of District facilities, buildings and/or additions, including related site work, health and safety improvements, and handicap accessibility improvements, and to fund this 2018 Capital Reserve Fund in the maximum amount of $5,000,000, to be raised by the transfer of surplus funds remaining in the District’s undesignated fund balance at the end of each fiscal year, in amounts to be determined annually by the Board, as well as the transfer of any funds remaining in the "2013 Capital Reserve Fund", following any authorized expenditures from such 2013 Capital Reserve Fund during the 2017-2018 school year? 
 
Proposition No. 4
Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District (the “School District”) be authorized to convey to Suzanne Charles and Patrick P. Charles, as purchasers of 308 The Parkway, Ithaca, New York 14850 (the “Grantee”), in exchange for consideration of $500, and in accordance with the terms of a written easement agreement between the District and the Grantee, ( a copy of which is available for public inspection at the office of the District Clerk), a non-exclusive, perpetual and assignable right of way and easement on, over, in, under and across that certain tract or parcel of land on which the District’s Cayuga Heights Elementary School is situated, running along the existing sewer line and measuring no more than 10 feet in width (with the sewer line serving as the center line) (the “Property, in order to permit the Grantee to use, operate and maintain an existing sewer line traversing the Property for the collection, transmission, transportation, and/or distribution of sewage, residential waste, wastewater and/or storm water, and to make such excavations and to perform such work and inspections thereon as may be reasonably necessary (subject to the conditions and restrictions set forth in the written easement document), together with the condition that such easement shall terminate in the event that the existing sewer line deteriorates?
 

The candidates for the three open seats on the School Board are (in order of position on ballot):  (LINK to BoE Bios)

1.        SEAN EVERSLEY BRADWELL

2.        CHRIS MALCOLM

3.        PATRICIA H. WASYLIW

'Community Conversation with the ICSD BoE Candidates' is scheduled for May 11th, 6:00pm-7:30pm at GIAC's gym .  The format will be an informal 'gathering' with focus on questions/conversations around equity within ICSD.  The conversation will be moderated by Sofia Villenas (active community member, associate professor of Anthropology & Education).   

Event Co-Sponsors:
Village at Ithaca, GIAC (Greater Ithaca Activities Center), A.C.T.I.O.N., Southside Community Center, Ithaca Asian American Association, Latino/a Civic Association, Ithaca Youth Bureau, Cornell University Public Service Center, Tompkins County Progressives 


Please contact the District Clerk at 607-274-2102 or jennifer.hillman@ICSD.K12.ny.us with any questions.                                                                      

 

The District has established personal registration of voters and has divided the School District into 12 election districts. Accordingly, the only persons entitled to vote on May 16, 2017 are those who are “qualified voters” and who are “registered” to vote as set forth herein.  To be a “qualified voter” a person must be a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of the District for a period of 30 days immediately preceding May 16, 2017.  If a “qualified voter” has previously registered with the District or with the County Board of Elections and has voted within the last four (4) calendar years, he or she is eligible to vote at the May 16, 2017 Annual District Meeting and Election without re-registering. All other persons who wish to vote at the Annual District Meeting and Election must either pre-register with the District’s Board of Registration as set forth below, or be registered with the Tompkins County Elections Board to vote in general elections, pursuant to the provisions of Article 5 of the Election Law, on the date of the District’s Annual District Meeting and Election.

For those “qualified voters” who are not yet “registered” to vote, the District’s Board of Registration will meet in the Office of the Clerk of the School District, 400 Lake Street, Ithaca, New York, on May 2, 2017, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for the purpose of preparing a Register for each school election district, at which time any qualified voter who appears personally before the Board of Registration will be entitled to have his or her name placed on the District’s Register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of said Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at such Annual District Meeting and Election for which the Register is prepared.

BE SURE TO KNOW YOUR POLLING PLACE

VOTERS WHO RESIDE IN THE ITHACA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED
FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS ARE QUALIFIED TO VOTE IN SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTIONS.
 

School Election District:

 

Includes General Election Location:

1.  ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
     111 Chestnut St., Ithaca, New York

 

ALTERNATIVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL
      (Ward 1, Districts 1 and 2 of the City of Ithaca)
TOWN OF ITHACA PUBLIC WORKS
      106 Seven Mile Drive (Town of Ithaca, District 2)
LINDERMAN CREEK APTS., COMMUNITY BLDG,
      201 Cypress Ct.  (Town of Ithaca, District 10)

2.  BEVERLY J. MARTIN SCHOOL
     309 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca, New York

 

GIAC, 301 W. COURT ST.
      (Ward 2, Districts 1 and 3 of the City of Ithaca)
TITUS TOWERS HOUSING II
      (Ward 1, District 3; Ward 2, District 2 of the City of Ithaca)
TOMPKINS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
      (Ward 2, District 4 of the City of Ithaca)

3.  BELLE SHERMAN ANNEX
     75 Cornell St., Ithaca, New York

 

BELLE SHERMAN ANNEX
       (Ward 3, Districts 1 - 3 of the City of Ithaca)
St. Lukes Lutheran Church (119 Oak Ave.)
      (Ward 4, District 1 of the City of Ithaca)
ELLIS HOLLOW APT. COMMUNITY CENTER
      (Town of Ithaca, Districts 4 and 11)
BETHEL GROVE CHURCH ACTIVITIES CENTER
      (Town of Dryden, District 8)

4.  FALL CREEK SCHOOL
     202 King St., Ithaca, New York

 

ALICE COOK HOUSE (Stewart & University)
      (Ward 5, District 3 of the City of Ithaca)
FALL CREEK SCHOOL
      (Ward 5, Districts 1 and 2 of the City of Ithaca)

5.  SOUTH HILL SCHOOL
     520 Hudson St., Ithaca, New York

 

SOUTH HILL SCHOOL
      (Ward 1, District 4 of the City of Ithaca)
COLLEGE CIRCLE COMMUNITY CENTER
      (Town of Ithaca, Districts 3 and 12)

6.  FRANZISKA RACKER CENTERS
     3226 Wilkins Rd., Ithaca, New York

 

FRANZISKA RACKER CENTERS
      (Town of Ulysses, District 4)
MUSEUM OF THE EARTH
      (Town of Ithaca, District 1)

7.  ENFIELD SCHOOL
     20 Enfield Main Rd., Ithaca, New York

 

ENFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
      (Town of Enfield, Districts 1 - 3)

8.  DANBY FIRE STATION
     1780 Danby Rd., Ithaca, New York

 

DANBY FIRE STATION
      (Town of Danby, Districts 1 and 3)
      (Town of Candor, Tioga County)

9.  CAYUGA HEIGHTS SCHOOL
     110 East Upland Rd., Ithaca, New York
 
      (USE THE PARKWAY ENTRANCE)

 

KENDAL AT ITHACA
      (Town of Ithaca, District 7)
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF ITHACA
      (Town of Ithaca, Districts 8 and 9)
ITHACA REFORM TEMPLE
      (Town of Lansing, Districts 5 and 7)
LANSING VILLAGE HALL
      (Town of Lansing, District 6)

10.  CAROLINE SCHOOL
       2439 Slaterville Rd., Ithaca, New York
      

 

CAROLINE CENTER CHURCH
      (Town of Caroline, District 1)
BROOKTONDALE FIRE HALL
      (Town of Caroline, Districts 2 and 3)
VARNA COMMUNITY CENTER
      (Town of Dryden, District 9)
      (Town of Richford, Tioga County)

11.  NORTHEAST SCHOOL
       425 Winthrop Drive, Ithaca, New York

 

BOCES
      (Town of Ithaca, Districts 5 and 6)
ETNA FIRE STATION
      (Town of Dryden, Districts 1 and 5)

12.  VARNA COMMUNITY CENTER
       943 Dryden Rd., Ithaca, New York

 

VARNA COMMUNITY CENTER
      (Town of Dryden, District 4)

 

Links

NYSBA 2017 Running for the School Board Handbook
Register to Vote Tioga County
Register to Vote Tompkins County

2017 Forms

Know Your Polling Place
Absentee Ballot Application 2017
Nominating Petitions 2017
Expenditures and Contributions Statement 2017
Candidate Qualifications and Eligibility 2017
Permission to be on 2017 Ballot
Prospective Board Member Brochure