Skip to main content
Ithaca Schools - click for home 
Ithaca City Schools - click for home
 

QUICK LINK
COVID-19 Screenings, Testing, and Contact Tracing
ICSD COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Program
NYS COVID-19 School Report Card Dashboard
Reopen ICSD Updates and Announcements
School Meals Information
Welcoming Remote Students and Staff Back
 
 

Budget Vote and School Board Election

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 12 - 9 p.m.


Legal Notice - 2021 Annual Budget Vote and Election

If you have any questions about the 2021 Budget Vote and School Board Election, please contact the District Clerk, Tricia Beresford, by email or phone (607-274-2102), or send us a message on Let's Talk

For detailed information on the proposed 2021-2022 budget, visit ithacacityschools.org/budget.

Jump to:
2021 Timeline
Budget Hearing
Propositions on the Ballot
School Board Election
Nominating Petitions
Voter Qualifications
Voter Registration
Absentee Ballots
School Voting Districts
Files and Links
 
 

2021 Budget Vote and Election Timeline

 
April 13
ICSD Board of Education adopted the 2021-2022 budget
April 28
Deadline for candidates to submit nominating petitions
May 4
Voter registration deadline
May 11
Absentee ballot applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. if the absentee ballot is to be mailed
May 11
Public budget hearing - 5:30 p.m.
May 18
BUDGET VOTE AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
May 19
Accept election results - 8:00 p.m.
Top


Public Budget Hearing

The Board of Education will hold a budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. on May 11, 2021. The public may join remotely via Zoom or in-person at Kulp Auditorium, 1401 N Cayuga Street, Ithaca, New York. For detailed information on the proposed 2021-2022 budget, visit ithacacityschools.org/budget.

Zoom Meeting Details

Propositions on the Ballot

Proposition No. 1   Proposed 2021-2022 Budget

Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District be authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $145,179,885 to meet the District’s estimated expenditures during the 2021-2022 school year, and to levy the necessary tax therefor?

Proposition No. 2   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 “2018 Capital Reserve Fund” in the maximum amount of $336,756 and to expend these funds for the following purposes: (1) Bus Purchases: two (2) full size buses with wheelchair access; and one (1) transit van?


School Board Member Election

Three members of the Board of Education will be elected due to the expiration of the terms of Nicole LaFave, Moira Lang, and Ann Reichlin. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to an at-large full three-year term from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2024.

School Board Candidates

  1. Nicole LaFave
  2. Moira Lang
  3. Ann Reichlin
  4. Kelly Evans
Click here to view the School Board candidates' bios.

Nominating Petitions

Those seeking to run for the ICSD Board of Education must file a nominating petition with the District Clerk by Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in order for their names to be placed on the ballot.

A separate petition shall be required to nominate each candidate. Each petition shall be signed by at least 50 qualified voters of the District, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate and each signer. Candidates must meet all other eligibility requirements, including applicable residency and age, as well as file a campaign expenditures and contributions statement at least three times.

Click here to download the 2021 Nominating Petition. Petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 28, 2021.

District Clerk
Ithaca City School District
400 Lake Street
Ithaca, NY 14850


Voter Qualifications

To vote in the 2021 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 May 18, 2021; and
  • not otherwise prohibited from voting under Election Law.

Voters who reside in the Ithaca City School District and are currently registered for general elections (with the county board of elections) are already qualified to vote in school district elections.


Voter Registration

Qualified voters who are not yet registered to vote may register in-person at 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, until May 4, 2021.


Absentee Ballots

Qualified voters of the District may obtain applications for an absentee ballot at the District Office, 400 Lake Street, Ithaca, New York. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2021, if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter. If a completed application is received after 5:00 p.m. on May 11, 2021, the absentee ballot will not be mailed, but instead must be delivered personally to the voter.

Qualified voters who do not want to vote in person because of concerns surrounding COVID-19 and public gatherings may also request an absentee ballot on those grounds.

Download an absentee ballot application >>

Absentee ballots that do not reach the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, will not be canvassed.


School Voting Districts

 
1. Lehman Alternative School (111 Chestnut Street, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Lehman Alternative Community School
Town of Ithaca Public Works (106 Seven Mile Dr.)
Linderman Creek Apts. Community Bldg. (201 Cypress Ct.)
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca Ward 1, Districts 1 and 2
Town of Ithaca, Districts 2 and 10
2. Beverly J. Martin School (309 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
GIAC (301 W. Court St.)
Titus Towers Housing II
Tompkins County Public Library
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca Ward 2, Districts 1 - 4
City of Ithaca Ward 1, District 3
3. Belle Sherman Annex (75 Cornell Street, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Belle Sherman Annex
St. Luke Lutheran Church (119 Oak Ave.)
Ellis Hollow Apt. Community Center
Bethel Grove Church Activities Center
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca Ward 3, Districts 1 - 3
City of Ithaca Ward 4, District 1
Town of Ithaca, Districts 4 and 11
Town of Dryden, District 8
4. Fall Creek School (202 King Street, Ithaca, New York)
General Election Polling Places
Alice Cook House (Stewart & University)
Fall Creek School
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca Ward 5, Districts 1 - 3
5. South Hill School (520 Hudson Street, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
South Hill School
College Circle Community Center
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca Ward 1, District 4
Town of Ithaca, Districts 3 and 12
6. Franziska Racker Centers (3226 Wilkins Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Franziska Racker Centers
Museum of the Earth
General Election Districts
Town of Ulysses, District 4
Town of Ithaca, District 1
7. Enfield School (20 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Enfield School
General Election Districts
Town of Enfield, Districts 1 - 3
8. Danby Fire Station (1780 Danby Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Danby Fire Station
General Election Districts
Town of Danby, Districts 1 and 3
Town of Candor, Tioga County
9. Cayuga Heights School (110 East Upland Road, Ithaca - use Parkway entrance)
General Election Polling Places
Kendal at Ithaca
First Congregational Church of Ithaca
Ithaca Reform Temple
Lansing Village Hall
General Election Districts
Town of Ithaca, Districts 7 - 9
Town of Lansing, Districts 5 - 7
10. Caroline School (2439 Slaterville Road, Slaterville)
General Election Polling Places
Caroline Center Church
Brooktondale Fire Hall
Varna Community Center
General Election Districts
Town of Caroline, Districts 1 - 3
Town of Dryden, District 9
Town of Richford, Tioga County
11. Northeast School (425 Winthrop Drive, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
TST BOCES
Etna Fire Station
General Election Districts
Town of Ithaca, Districts 5 and 6
Town of Dryden, Districts 1 and 5
12. Varna Community Center (943 Dryden Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Varna Community Center
General Election Districts
Town of Dryden, District 4