2024 ICSD Budget Re-Vote

Preliminary Results: ICSD Budget Re-Vote

The preliminary results from the 2024 Ithaca City School District (ICSD) Budget Re-Vote, as of 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, are listed below. These results are subject to verification. The ICSD Board of Education will meet to certify the results on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m.

Proposition No. 1: Proposed 2024-2025 Annual District Budget

  • YES Votes: 4,979

  • NO Votes: 1,736

Proposition No. 2: Appropriation and Expenditure of Capital Reserve Funds

  • YES Votes: 4,593

  • NO Votes: 2,104

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Polls Open 12-9 p.m.

If you have any questions about the 2024 Budget Re-Vote, please contact District Clerk Tricia Beresford at (607) 274-2102 or Deputy District Clerk Emilee Tracy-Arm at (607) 274-6845, or email boeclerk@icsd.k12.ny.us. You can also send us a message on Let's Talk.

RE-VOTE TIMELINE

May 28

Board Meeting: Approve Legal Notice

June 3

Special Voting Meeting: Budget and Property Tax Report Card Adoption

June 7

Community Conversation - 4:30 p.m., Enfield Community Center

June 10

Community Conversation - 5:30 p.m., Southside Community Center

June 11

Public Budget Hearing - 5:30 p.m., York Hall (Ithaca High School)

Mailed Early Mail and Absentee Ballot Application Deadline
The last day early mail and absentee ballot applications can be received by the District Clerk if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter

June 16

Voter Registration Deadline
The district has authorized continuous registration of qualified voters in the Office of the District Clerk, 400 Lake Street, Ithaca, New York between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 16, 2024.

June 17

In-Person Early Mail and Absentee Ballot Application Deadline
The last day early mail and absentee ballot applications can be received by the District Clerk if the ballot is to be issued to the voter in person.

June 18

BUDGET RE-VOTE

June 20

Certification of Election Results

VOTER INFORMATION

Where Do I Vote?

Click on the red button below to view the school district polling location table to determine where you vote in ICSD budget votes and elections.

Voter Qualifications

To vote in the 2024 Budget Vote and School Board Election, you must be a registered voter and--

  • a citizen of the United States;

  • 18 years of age or older;

  • a resident within the district for 30 days immediately preceding June 18, 2024; and

  • not otherwise prohibited from voting under Election Law.

Voter Registration

The voter registration deadline is June 16.

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, they are eligible to vote in the June 18, 2024 Annual District Re-Vote without re-registering.

All others who wish to vote in the Annual District Meeting and Election must either pre-register with the district as set forth below or be registered with the Tompkins County or Tioga County board of elections to vote in general elections.

The district has authorized continuous registration of qualified voters in the Office of the District Clerk, 400 Lake Street, Ithaca, New York between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, through June 16, 2024.

Early Mail Ballots

On September 20, 2023, Governor Hochul signed Chapter 481 of the Laws of 2023, establishing the New York Early Mail Voter Act. This newly enacted legislation, which took effect on January 1, 2024, and applies to all elections moving forward, establishes an additional method of voting early by mail.

Qualified voters of the district may download an early mail ballot application here or pick one up at the District Office. If the application requests the early mail ballot be mailed, the application must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on June 11, 2024. Otherwise, the application may be personally delivered to the district clerk no later than the day before the election (June 17).

If mailing your application, please send it to: ICSD Board Clerk, 400 Lake St., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Early mail ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on June 18, 2024, in order to be canvassed.

Absentee Ballots

Qualified voters of the district may download an absentee ballot application here or pick one up at the District Office. If the application requests the absentee ballot be mailed to the voter, the application must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on June 11, 2024. Otherwise, the application may be personally delivered to the district clerk no later than the day before the election (June 17).

Absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk by 5 p.m. on June 18, 2024, in order to be canvassed.

BUDGET RE-VOTE

Public Budget Hearing

The Board of Education held a public budget hearing on Tuesday, June 11 to discuss the re-vote budget and Proposition 2. View a recording of the hearing below and visit our Budget Development and Budget FAQs pages to learn more about the re-vote budget.

Propositions on the Ballot

Proposition No. 1 Proposed 2024-25 Budget
Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District, City of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, be authorized to expend $163,012,098 to meet the District’s estimated expenditures during the 2024-2025 school year, and to levy the necessary tax therefor?

Proposition No. 2 Appropriation and Expenditure of Capital Reserve Funds
Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District (the “District”) be authorized to appropriate funds from the District's “2022 Capital Reserve Fund” in the maximum amount of $1,600,000 and to expend these combined funds for the following purposes: 1) Purchase of up to two (2) electric buses, only with rebates to defray costs; 2) Purchase of up to two (2) ultra-low emission propane buses for long range travel that includes wheelchair-accessible lifts; and 3) Purchase of up to three (3) passenger vehicles to transport students and support student programming, including but not limited to Drivers Education, and to support district departments, including but not limited to the Transportation, Technology, and Facilities Departments?