Notice of Budget Hearing and Vote

Notice of Budget Hearing and Vote

Voting Results - May 17, 2022

At 8:00 p.m., the polls were closed and Inspectors of Election were asked to canvas the polls.  Michele Rice, District Clerk, read election results.

Annual School Budget Proposition

            Total YES Votes Cast             117
            Total NO Votes Cast                20
            Total Votes Cast                     137
Capital Reserve Fund Proposition 
            Total YES Votes Cast             118
            Total NO Votes Cast                19
            Total Votes Cast                     137

Library Appropriation Proposition

            Total YES Votes Cast             117
            Total NO Votes Cast                20
            Total Votes Cast                     137 

One Board Of Education Members – One 3 year terms

Matt Leach      132

Two Library Board of Trustees – Two 5 year term

Julia Bogardus             131      
Christine Gregorire       24
Tim O’Brien                   1
Karen Covell                   1
William Troxell               1                  
Total Valid Absentee Ballots:             31
Total Paper Ballots:                          106
TOTAL # of Votes:                         137        

May 17, 2022 Voting Times:   
Noon through 8 p.m.  
(this is a change from previous years)

Budget Hearing
A budget hearing for the inhabitants of the Oxford Academy and Central School District qualified to vote at School District meetings will be held at the Oxford Academy Middle School Conference Room, Oxford, New York, commencing at 6:00 p.m. on May 3, 2022 where there shall be presented the proposed School District budget for the following school year.

Date of Vote
The vote upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures or for any propositions involving the expenditure of money or the authorizing of levy of taxes, as well as the election of members of the Board of Education shall be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the Oxford Academy High School Library, Oxford, New York between the hours of 12 p.m. and 8 p.m., via paper ballot.
Statement of Money Required for Next School Year
A copy of the statement of the amount of money which would be required for the next school year for school purposes shall be completed seven days before the budget hearing and may be obtained by any resident of the District at each schoolhouse on or after May 3, 2022, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., except Saturday, Sunday or holiday.
Vote for Board Members and a Member of the Oxford Memorial Library Board of Trustees
Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education and for member of the Oxford Memorial Library Board of Trustees must be filed with the Clerk of the District no later than 5:00 p.m., April 18, 2022. Contact District Clerk, Mrs. Rice at 607-843-2025, ext. 4040 or [email protected] for a petition. The following vacancies are to be filled:
For the Board of Education:
One three-year term ending June 30, 2024 currently held by Timothy O’Brien;
For the Oxford Memorial Library Board of Trustees:
            One five-year term ending June 30, 2026 currently held by Julia Bogardus.
            One five-year term ending June 30, 2026 currently held by Christine Gregoire.
Each petition must be addressed to the Clerk of the District, be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer and the name and address of the candidate.  Vacancies upon the Board shall not be considered separate specific offices.  The individuals receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the vacancies. 
Shall the proposed 2022-2023 budget in the amount of $20,898,159 for the Oxford Academy & Central School District (“District”) approved by the Board of Education on April 4, 2022 be adopted?
Shall the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Oxford Academy and Central School District, Chenango County, New York (the “District”) be authorized to establish a new Capital Reserve Fund, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3651 of the Education Law, to pay costs of the repair and reconstruction of School District Facilities, and the acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery and apparatus required for the purposes for which such improvements are to be used, in an ultimate amount of $3,000,000, having a probable term of fifteen (15) years, and be authorized to raise $3,000,000 to fund such reserve fund in the current or future years through various sources including, but not limited to, state aid reimbursement and cost saving measures resulting in unexpended funds or an unappropriated fund balance in such amounts as determined annually by the Board of Education? 
Shall the appropriation for the Oxford Memorial Library within the Oxford Academy and Central School district be increased by the sum of $3,040.00 per year so that the total appropriation to the Oxford Memorial Library shall be $159,179 which shall be raised by a tax upon the taxable property of the School District in accordance with Education Law section 259.
Additional Propositions
Any proposition that is required to be included for vote shall be submitted in writing by means of a petition signed by at least 25 qualified voters, stating the residence of each signer, which proposition shall be filed with the Board of Education not later than 30 days before the date of the election as set forth in this notice unless a greater number of days is required by statute.  Any proposition shall be rejected by the Board of Education if the purpose of the proposition is not within the powers of the voters or where the expenditure of monies is required for the proposition, and such proposition fails to include the necessary specific appropriation.
Military voters who are qualified voters of the School District may apply for a military ballot by requesting an application from the District Clerk.  For a military voter to be issued a military ballot, the District Clerk must have received a valid ballot application no later than 5:00 pm on April 22, 2022.  In a request for a military ballot application or ballot, the military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail.  The School District will transmit military ballots to military voters on April 22, 2022.  Completed military ballots must be received by the School District by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election, May 17, 2022 in order to be counted.
Absentee Ballots
Applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the office of the District Office.  Such applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the vote set in this notice if the ballot is to be mailed to the absentee voter or the day before the vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the absentee voter.  Absentee ballots must be received in the office of the District Clerk of the District not later than 5 p.m. on the day of the vote.
A list of all persons to whom absentee voters’ ballots have been issued shall be available for public inspection during regular office hours which are between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Any qualified voter, may upon examination of such list, file written challenge of qualifications as a voter of any person whose name appears on such list, stating the reasons for the challenge.  Such written challenge shall be transmitted by the Clerk or designee to the Inspectors of Election on election day.
DATED:    03/29/22                By order of the Board of Education of the Oxford Academy and Central School District

                                                                        By:       Michele D. Rice, District Clerk



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