Annual Budget Vote, Bus Purchase Referendum
and Board of Education Elections:
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016 • 12:00 P.M. (NOON) - 9:00 P.M.
SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

When you enter the voting booth May 17
  • You will be asked to consider a spending plan for the 2016-17 school year totaling $37,281,079. This represents an increase in spending over the current year’s budget of $355,055 or 0.96% and calls for a decrease in the district property tax levy of 0.18%.
  • You will be asked to fill two seats on the Susquehanna Valley Board of Education. There are 3 candidates for these seats, which are currently held by Robert Sullivan and Suzanne Vimislik.
  • You will be asked to consider a bus purchase proposition. You will vote on a measure authorizing the District to purchase one (1) 72-passenger bus, at a cost not to exceed $120,340.58 after trade-in and two (2) 66-passenger buses, each at a cost not to exceed $117,519.86 after trade-in for an estimated total of $472,900.16 to be repaid over five years through bonds. As part of the District’s ongoing bus replacement plan it is not anticipated the purchase will increase the tax levy.

 
SV Voter Requirements
According to Susquehanna Valley Board of Education Policy #1170, a person shall be entitled to vote for the election of school district officers, and upon all other matters which may be brought before district voters who is:
  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age
  • A resident within the district for a period of thirty days next preceding the meeting at which they offer to vote.
District election officials shall require voters at any school district meeting or election to provide proof of residency and/or age. Acceptable forms of such proof are a driver’s license, a non-driver identification card containing the required information, a tax or utility bill (residency proof) or a birth certificate (age proof). In the absence of such proof of residency and/or age, the voter shall be required to sign a declaration of qualification as provided under Section 2019 of the Education Law, and upon such execution, the individual shall be entitled to vote.

Any person who willfully makes a false statement or representation about his or her qualifications to vote may be subject to civil or criminal penalties as provided under law.

 
Absentee Ballot information
Absentee ballots are available for qualified voters who cannot appear in person due to the following reasons:
  • Illness or physical disability.
  • Out of town due to business, studies or duties.
  • Out of town on vacation.
  • Detained in jail awaiting grand jury action, awaiting a trial, or confined in prison for an offense other than a felony.
To request an application for an absentee ballot, qualified voters should call Karen Mullins, Secretary to the Superintendent, at 775-9100. Once a request is received, an application form will be mailed. To receive absentee ballot information by mail, the application must be requested no later than Monday, May 10, 2016. All completed absentee ballots must be received by the school district clerk at the district office by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

 
SV Polling Place is high school gymnasium
When you vote Tuesday, May 17, 2016, you will do so in the SV High School Gymnasium. On voting day, there will be ample reserved parking for voters only in the parking lot behind SV High School.
When you come to vote:
1.) Enter the high school campus near the tennis courts.
2.) Drive around to the rear of the high school - follow the signs and/or the volunteers who will be on hand to point you in the right direction.
3.) Enter the gymnasium through the doors pictured above.
4.) Sign in, cast your ballot and exit the gymnasium.

May 2016 Saber Views Budget Edition
Susquehanna Valley Central School District - 1040 Conklin Rd. Conklin, New York 13748 - (607) 775-0170

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