School Budget

2021-2022 Budget Information

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Three (3) seats on the Board of Education are to be filled at the Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election to be held on May 18, 2021. The three (3) candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to three-year terms commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2024.

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Shall the following resolution be adopted? Approval of Budget

RESOLVED, that the proposed $134,480,427 General Fund Budget of the Elmira City School District, Chemung County, New York for 2021-2022 be approved in accordance with Section 2022 of the Education Law and that the balance of said budget, after applying public monies thereto, be raised by a tax upon the taxable property of said district.

For full details, please reference the Budget Newsletter and Budget Book published below.

2021-2022 Budget Edition Newsletter

2021-2022 Budget Book

Virtual Budget Hearing

May 11, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. 

The Virtual Budget Hearing will be streamed LIVE from here: 

Absentee Ballots | Due by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021

Eligible voters are permitted to obtain an absentee ballot for risk of contracting or spreading disease or illness to the voter or other community members. The current Executive Order from NYS does not include guidelines this year that would allow us to mail absentee ballots to the households of every eligible voter in Elmira.

Voters wishing to vote by Absentee Ballot must complete an Absentee Ballot application. Absentee Ballot applications can be picked up at District Administration Offices at 430 W. Washington Ave in Elmira, NY.

Applications must be received by the School District Clerk by May 11, 2021 for the Ballot to be mailed to the voter (7 days prior).

The ECSD mails absentee ballots to voters listed as ‘permanently disabled’ by the Chemung County Board of Elections. Other registered voters who cannot get to the polls on May 18 due to illness or travel may also vote by using an absentee ballot.

Voters who have completed and returned an application in exchange for an Absentee Ballot are required to return the completed ballot to the District Administration Offices by 5 p.m. on May 18, 2021. Voters can mail or drop-off their Ballots in the drop-box located on the front step of District Administration Building (430 W. Washington Ave., Elmira NY) or to the main office by ringing the front door bell.

Questions? Call the Deputy District Clerk at 607.735.3054