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Budget Vote and School Board Election

Official Results: ICSD Annual Budget Vote and Election 2022

The results of the 2022 Ithaca City School District (ICSD) Budget Vote and School Board Election listed below have been certified and adopted by the ICSD Board of Education. 

Proposition No. 1    Proposed 2022-2023 Annual District Budget
 
YES Votes: 2,446
NO Votes: 1,069
Passed with 69.59%

Proposition No. 2    Appropriation and Expenditure of Capital Reserve Funds
 
YES Votes: 2,757
NO Votes: 747
Passed with 78.68%

Proposition No. 3    Establishment of New Capital Reserve Fund
 
YES Votes: 2,843
NO Votes: 635
Passed with 81.74%

Proposition No. 4    Conveyance of Real Property to the City of Ithaca
 
YES Votes: 1,366
NO Votes: 2,129
Failed with 39.08%

School Board Election: Karen Yearwood, Jill K. Tripp, and Erin Croyle having received the highest number of votes are confirmed as elected, each to an at large full three-year term from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025. Eldred Harris having received the fourth highest number of votes is confirmed as appointed to the balance of the unexpired term of Kelly Evans, which shall begin on May 18, 2022, and expire on June 30, 2024.
 
Candidate
Votes For
Jill K. Tripp 
2,604
Eldred Harris
1,292
Benjamin Mumford-Zisk*
1,077
David Shapiro
1,030
Erin Croyle
2,584
Robert Ainslie
1,076
Karen Yearwood
2,799

* Benjamin Mumford-Zisk is an ineligible Board of Education candidate due to not meeting the one-year residency requirement per New York State Education Law.


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Polls Open 12 - 9 p.m.

 
Jump to:
2022 Timeline
Public Budget Hearing
Propositions on the Ballot
Board Member Election
Nominating Petitions
Voter Qualifications
Voter Registration
Absentee Ballots
Polling Locations
Additional Resources

For a detailed look at the proposed 2022-2023 budget, visit ithacacityschools.org/budget or check out our Budget FAQs.

If you have any questions about the 2022 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.

View the Annual Legal Notice of the Budget Hearing, Personal Registration, and Annual Meeting and Election >>

 

2022 Budget Vote and Election Timeline

Some dates are subject to change.

April 12
Property tax report card and budget adoption
April 27
Deadline for school board candidates to submit nominating petitions
May 3
Voter registration deadline
May 10
Public budget hearing
May 17
BUDGET VOTE AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION
May 18
Certification of election results
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Public Budget Hearing

The Board of Education will hold a budget hearing at 5:30 p.m. on May 10, 2022, in the ICSD Board Room, 400 Lake Street, Ithaca, New York. Members of the public may join in person or remotely (Zoom meeting details below).

If you weren't able to tune in to the public budget hearing live, view the recording below. For a detailed look at the proposed 2022-2023 budget, visit ithacacityschools.org/budget.


Propositions on the Ballot

Proposition No. 1   Proposed 2022-2023 Budget
Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District be authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $148,944,098 to meet the District’s estimated expenditures during the 2022-2023 school year, and to levy the necessary tax therefor?

Proposition No. 2   Appropriation 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 “2018 Capital Reserve Fund” in the maximum amount of $1,171,059.78 and to expend these combined funds for the following purposes: (1) Interior renovations and site work at Northeast Elementary School, and (2) Bus Purchases: six (6) full size Blue Bird gasoline wheelchair buses?

Proposition No. 3   Establishment of New Capital Reserve Fund
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 “2022 Capital Reserve Fund,” for a probable term of five (5) years, commencing on July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2027, 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 2022 Capital Reserve Fund in the maximum amount of $10,000,000, in the current or future years through various sources including, but not limited to, state aid reimbursement, cost saving measures resulting in unexpended funds or unappropriated fund balance and other legally available funds of the District?

Proposition No. 4   Conveyance of Real Property to the City of Ithaca
Shall the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Ithaca City School District (“District”) be authorized to convey to the City of Ithaca a portion of real property owned by the District, consisting of approximately 1,312 square feet adjacent to the District’s Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, located at 308 Albany Street North, Ithaca, New York, having a tax map number of 60.-2-7.2, in accordance with a written purchase agreement between the District and the City of Ithaca which is available for public inspection in the office of the District Clerk, for the purposes of enabling the City of Ithaca to construct an expansion of an existing public gymnasium to be operated by the Greater Ithaca Activity Center for the benefit of citizens of the City of Ithaca?


School Board Member Election

Four (4) members of the Board of Education will be elected due to the expiration of the terms of Robert Ainslie, Erin Croyle, and Eldred Harris and the mid-term resignation of Kelly Evans. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will each be elected to an at large full three-year term from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025. The candidate who receives the fourth highest number of votes shall be appointed to the balance of the unexpired term of Kelly Evans, which term shall begin on May 18, 2022 and shall expire on June 30, 2024.

The candidates for four open seats on the School Board are (in order of position on the ballot):

  1. Jill K. Tripp
  2. Eldred Harris
  3. Benjamin Mumford-Zisk
  4. David Shapiro
  5. Erin Croyle
  6. Robert Ainslie
  7. Karen Yearwood
Click here to view the School Board candidates' bios >>

Nominating Petitions


The deadline to submit nominating petitions has passed.

Those seeking to run for the ICSD Board of Education must file a nominating petition with the District Clerk by Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 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 100 qualified voters of the District, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate and each signer.

Click here to download the 2022 Nominating Petition. Petitions must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2022.

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

In addition to filing a nominating petition, School Board 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.


Voter Qualifications

To vote in the 2022 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 17, 2022; and
  • not otherwise prohibited from voting under Election Law.

Voter Registration


The voter registration deadline has passed.

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 17, 2022 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 as set forth below or be registered with the Tompkins County Elections Board 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 May 3, 2022.


Absentee Ballots

Qualified voters of the District may obtain applications for an absentee ballot at the District Office. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2022, if the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter. If a completed application is received after 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2022, the absentee ballot will not be mailed, but instead must be delivered personally to the voter.

Absentee ballots that do not reach the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, will not be canvassed.

Click here to download an electronic copy of the 2022 absentee ballot application.


School Voting Districts

Polls Open 12 - 9 PM

School voting districts/polling locations are labeled 1-12 in the table below (e.g., 1. Lehman Alternative School, 2. Beverly J. Martin School, etc.). To determine where you vote, find your general election polling location and or general election district, and then look at the corresponding school district polling location above it.

  • Example: If you normally vote at the Baptist Tabernacle Church for general elections (City of Ithaca, Ward 5, Districts 1 and 2), your school district polling location is Fall Creek Elementary School
PLEASE NOTE
  • *Town of Dryden, District 9 was combined with District 4 in 2021. Voters who live in the former District 9 now vote at the Varna Community Center, NOT Caroline Elementary School.
  • **If you normally vote at the Town of Ithaca Town Hall, you either vote at Beverly J. Martin Elementary or at Belle Sherman Elementary Annex for school district elections, depending on your ward and district:
    • City of Ithaca, Ward 2, District 4 - vote at Beverly J. Martin
    • City of Ithaca, Ward 4, District 1 - vote at Belle Sherman Annex
1. Lehman Alternative School (111 Chestnut Street, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Lehman Alternative Community School
Tompkins County Highway Department
Linderman Creek Apartments
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca, Ward 1, District 1
Town of Ithaca, Districts 2 and 10
2. Beverly J. Martin School (309 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Southside Community Center
GIAC
Town of Ithaca Town Hall**
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca, Ward 1, District 2
City of Ithaca, Ward 2, Districts 1 - 4
3. Belle Sherman Annex (75 Cornell Street, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Belle Sherman Annex
Town of Ithaca Town Hall**
Bethel Grove Community Center
Ellis Hollow Apartments
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca, Ward 3, Districts 1 and 2
City of Ithaca, Ward 4, District 1
Town of Dryden, District 8
Town of Ithaca, Districts 4 and 11
4. Fall Creek School (202 King Street, Ithaca, New York)
General Election Polling Places
Baptist Tabernacle Church
Alice Cook House
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 Apartments
General Election Districts
City of Ithaca, Ward 1, District 3
Town of Ithaca, Districts 3 and 12
6. Franziska Racker Centers (3226 Wilkins Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Museum of the Earth
Franziska Racker Centers
General Election Districts
Town of Ithaca, District 1
Town of Ulysses, District 4
7. Enfield School (20 Enfield Main Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Enfield Community Center
General Election Districts
Town of Enfield, Districts 1-3
8. Danby Fire Station (1780 Danby Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Danby Fire Station
Newfield Fire Station
General Election Districts
Town of Danby, Districts 1 and 3
Town of Candor, Tioga County
Town of Newfield, District 3
9. Cayuga Heights School (110 East Upland Road, Ithaca - use Parkway entrance)
General Election Polling Places
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 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, District 5
12. Varna Community Center (943 Dryden Road, Ithaca)
General Election Polling Places
Varna Community Center
General Election Districts
Town of Dryden, District 4*
Includes former Town of Dryden, District 9