2021-2022 Mohonasen Budget
Budget hearing and meeting the candidates
The Mohonasen Board of Education will host a budget hearing at 6 p.m., Monday, May 10, in the high school LGI. Attendees will have an opportunity to “meet” the board candidates following the hearing.
The Meet the Candidates portion will involve candidates reading prepared opening and closing statements and responding to questions from Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Laurel Logan-King, who will moderate the event. The public may view the the event but will not be able to ask their own questions to the candidates.
However, the public may submit questions related to the budget hearing by emailing them to email@example.com no later than 5 p.m. Monday, May 10.
Seating is limited in the LGI and social distancing will be practiced. Therefore, those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Kate Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. The hearing, as well as the Meet the Candidates portion of the evening, will be livestreamed from the LGI and recorded for future viewing.
The livestream link will also be reposted to the district website by Monday morning on May 10. Here are the candidates’ bios, photos and statements.
If you’re filling out an absentee ballot
Absentee ballots are available, upon request, to Mohonasen residents who will be out of town or unable to vote in person due to illness or disability. This year, Executive Order 202.81 allows voters who are concerned about contracting COVID-19 to select “illness” when requesting an absentee ballot. To vote via absentee ballot, district residents must first complete and sign this absentee ballot application 2021.
A completed application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or the day before the election if the ballot is to be picked up at the District Office. The ballot itself must be returned to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the election. Please email email@example.com to ensure timely receipt of an absentee ballot for the 2021 school budget vote/board election.
Watch: How to vote by absentee ballot in New York school board elections
Watch: School Budgets in 60 Seconds
April 14, 2021: Board of Education adopts $56.5 million 2021-22 School District Budget: Public vote is May 18. See details here.
April 12, 2021: Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Ruberti presented the 2021 Budget Presentation – Budget Adoption at the Board of Education meeting.
March 22, 2021: Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Ruberti presented the 2021 Budget Presentation – Operations, Maintenance, Instruction and Revenue at the Board of Education meeting.
March 8, 2021: Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Ruberti presented the 2021 BOCES Benefits and General Support Budget at the Board of Education meeting.
February 22, 2021: Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Ruberti presented the Tax Levy, Debt Service, Capital Project and Bus Proposition at the Board of Education meeting.
February 8, 2021: Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Ruberti presented the Rollover Budget and Tax Cap at the Board of Education meeting.
January 25, 2021: Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Ruberti presented the State Budget Update and Tax Cap Review at the Board of Education meeting.
January 11, 2021: Assistant Superintendent for Business Christopher Ruberti presented a Multi-Year Financial Plan 1-11-21 at the Board of Education meeting.
2021-2022 Proposed Budget
Total budget proposed: $56,500,000
Spending increase proposed: $720,000, 1.29 percent
Tax levy increase proposed: $321,228, 1.10 percent
Capital Project Proposition: $3.25 million
Proposition proposed: Six buses – $633,000 ($469,686 reimbursable by the state)
Board candidates: Julie Power, Ericka Montagino, Bridget Girard Craver, Margaret “Maggie” Hurne, Elatisha Kirnon and Wade Abbott. Meet the 2021 Board of Education candidates
Total budget: $55,780,000
Spending increase: $1,425,000, 2.62 percent
Tax levy increase: $817,929, 2.88 percent
Proposition: Five buses
Board candidates: Lisa Gaglioti Stacy MacTurk