2020- 2021 Budget

Process For Opening And Counting Of Absentee Ballots, click here

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION FOR 2020-2021 BUDGET VOTE
  • The absentee ballots for the school elections are being sent directly from the printer and were mailed to residents via US Postal Service Friday, May 29th. They should arrive in the next few days.
  • Please complete and return them as quickly as possible.
  • They can be returned via USPS or placed in a secured ballot box located outside of the gymnasium at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School, 3100 E. Main St. (Route 6), Lake Mohegan. This is Lakeland's annual voting location.
  • All ballots must be returned by 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
  • PLEASE NOTE: THE SCHOOL BUDGET AND TRUSTEE BALLOT IS SEPARATE AND DIFFERENT FROM THE JUNE 23rd PRIMARY ELECTION BALLOT.  THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE ELECTIONS
  • June 9th is the School District Budget and Trustee Vote, June 23rd is the Democratic Primary Vote.
This year's vote on the school budget was directed by an Executive Order from Governor Cuomo.

INFORMATIONAL BUDGET NEWSLETTER
The 2020-2021 Budget Newsletter has been mailed to district residents. A copy of the newsletter is available here. Click here.
Presione aqui para la versión en Español de el boletín informativo.

THREE TRUSTEE POSITIONS OPEN
On the ballot are open trustee positions. They are three-year terms that expire June 2023. The Board of Education is an unpaid, volunteer position. There are nine positions on the Board of Education. The three incumbent board members Denise Kness, Rachelle Nardelli, and Donald Pinkowsky are running unopposed this year. For more about the candidates, click here.

COMPLETE BUDGET DOCUMENT
This is a copy of the complete budget including relevant related information as required by New York State. Click the following link: 2020-21 Proposed Budget

2020-2021 BUDGET ADOPTED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION 
The Lakeland Central School District adopts a proposed 2020-2021 school budget that includes a ZERO TAX LEVY INCREASE districtwide for the coming year. The proposed budget of $164,797,022 includes a reduction in spending of 5.76% from the current year. It maintains current district programs. To view Dr. Stone's presentation on the budget. Click here to view the presentation
 
2020-2021 Proposed Board of Education Adoption of Budget Presentation

Board of Education Budget Meeting and Work Session - May 14, 2020



2020-2021 Budget and Trustee Vote on June 9, 2020 - Election will be held remotely, by Absentee Ballot only


        Board of Education Budget Meetings - Administration Building @ 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - TOPICS: Operation and Maintenance, Transportation and General Support budgets 

Watch the January 9, 2020 BOE Budget Meeting video

Thursday, February 6, 2020- TOPICS: Technology, Debt Service, and Employee Benefits budgets
Watch the February 6, 2020 BOE Budget Meeting video

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - TOPICS: Instructional, BOCES, and Special Education budgets
Watch the March 5, 2020 BOE Meeting video

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - TOPICS: Finalize and adopt 2019-2020 Educational Plan and Budget 
Watch the April 2, 2020 BOE Meeting video

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Budget Update
Watch the May 5,2020 BOE Meeting video

May 11, 2020  - Deadline for Board of Education Candidate Petitions


May 14, 2020 - Board of Education Meeting - Adopt Proposed 2020-21 Budget, 7:30 pm

May 28, 2020 - Board of Education 2020-2021 Budget Hearing via teleconference

2020-2021 Budget and Trustee Vote on June 9, 2020 - Election will be held remotely, by Absentee Ballot only

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In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.26, the Budget Vote and School Board Election will be held remotely, by Absentee Ballot only.  Qualified voters of this School District will receive absentee ballots by mail.

To be a qualified voter you must be a US Citizen, at least 18 years old by June 9, 2020, a School District resident for 30 days immediately preceding the vote, and registered with the Westchester or Putnam Counties Board of Elections or registered to vote in School District elections and having voted in any School District election/vote during the past 4 calendar years.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no personal voter registration held at school district offices prior to the June 9, 2020 vote.

If you are not registered, you can register with the County Board of elections by mail or remotely through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application