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2022-2023 SFCSD Budget Communication

WHERE AND HOW DO I VOTE?

All Seneca Falls Central School District voters must be U.S. Citizens, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of the school district for the past 30 days.  Voting on the School Budget, establishing a General Capital Reserve Fund, establishing a Capital Reserve Fund– Purchase of Buses, Bus Purchases, and the election of members of the Board of Education will take place from 12:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in the Operations Center (2 Butler Ave).  Please note the change in venue from previous years.  The annual public hearing for the school budget will be on Thursday, May 5th at 6:00 PM.  The public hearing will be in the District Office Conference Room.  All Budget Information will be posted on the SFCSD Website www.senecafallscsd.org.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Residents who will not be able to appear in person on May 17th may apply for an absentee ballot at the District Office (2 Butler Avenue).  If the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be submitted at least seven days prior to the vote.  If the absentee ballot is to be picked up by the voter in person, applications will be accepted until May 16th.  Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 PM on May 17, 2022. 

screenshot of the cover of the SFCSD School Budget Newsletter

Please visit the following presentation link to view the 2022-2023 Seneca Falls CSD Budget Presentation.
Click here for presentation slides.

The 2022-2023 Budget Newsletter, was mailed to the Seneca Falls, Tyre, and Fayette communities during the last week of April.
Click here for the Budget Newsletter.


2022-2023 Ballot Propositions: 

PROPOSITION #1:  

Authorization to expend the sum of thirty-four million, three-hundred ninety four thousand, nine-hundred nineteen dollars ($34,394,919) in the 2022-2023 school year with such amount to be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of such School District, after first deducting the monies available from State Aid and other sources as provided by law.

PROPOSITION #2:  

Authorization to establish a reserve fund pursuant to Education Law Section 3651, “General Capital Reserve Fund” with the ultimate amount of such reserve fund shall not exceed eleven million, five-hundred thousand dollars ($11,500,000) plus amounts earned on deposit on reserve funds. The probable existence of said reserve fund shall be ten (10) years, but the fund shall continue in existence for its stated purpose until liquidated according to Education Law. The source from which funds shall be obtained for said reserve fund shall be from liquidation of the current building capital reserve fund and current and future un-appropriated fund balances from the General Fund as directed by the Board of Education. No monies can be expended from the General Capital Reserve Fund without voter approval.

PROPOSITION #3:  

Authorization to establish a reserve fund pursuant to Education Law Section 3651, “Capital Reserve Fund-Purchase of Buses” with the ultimate amount of such reserve fund shall not exceed five-million five-hundred thousand dollars ($5,500,000) plus amounts earned on deposit on reserve funds. The probable existence of said reserve fund shall be ten (10) years, but the fund shall continue in existence for its stated purpose until liquidated according to Education Law. The source from which funds shall be obtained for said reserve fund shall be from liquidation of the current bus purchase reserve fund and current and future un-appropriated fund balances from the General Fund as directed by the Board of Education. No monies can be expended from the Capital Reserve Fund-Purchase of Buses without voter approval.

PROPOSITION #4:  

Authorization to purchase up to five (5) school vehicles (bus and/or van) for the transportation of District students, for a sum of money not to exceed five-hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00); said amount to be expended in the 2022-2023  fiscal year; said sum or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be withdrawn from the District’s “Capital Reserve Fund-Purchase of Buses”, in accordance with the Education Law and Local Finance Law.

PROPOSITION #5:  

Shall the sum of three hundred thirty-seven thousand dollars ($337,000.00) be raised by annual levy of a tax upon the taxable property within the Seneca Falls Central School District for the purpose of funding the Seneca Falls Library?