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LEGAL NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION & PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of North Rose - Wolcott Central School District, Wayne County, New York that the annual meeting and election of members of the Board of Education of the District and the vote for the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet the estimated expenditures for the 2020-2021 academic year and authorizing the levy of taxes, and the vote for any other propositions will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, via absentee ballot only.

 

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, in accordance with Executive Order 202.26, at least (1) absentee ballot shall be provided per household for the 2020 annual meeting.  If a household requires additional ballots, please contact the District Clerk at 315-594-2020 or tfuller@nrwcs.org.  A list of persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for inspection in the District Clerk’s Office, during regular business hours, during each of the five (5) days prior to the election, except Sundays, and shall also be posted at the door of the polling place(s) on June 9, 2020.

 

Proposition No. 1: 2020-21 Budget

Shall the budget for the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District (the “District”) for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021, as presented by the Board of Education, in the amount of $ 31,749,458 be approved and adopted and the required funds be appropriated and the necessary real property taxes required shall be raised by a tax on the taxable property in the District to be levied and collected as required by law.

 

Proposition No. 2: Bus Purchase

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District, Wayne County, New York, is hereby authorized to spend $545,826.36 from the District’s existing School Bus Reserve Funds approved by the District’s voters in May of 2016 for the acquisition of six school buses.

 

Proposition No. 3:  Annual Appropriations For Wolcott Public Library and Rose Free Library

Shall the annual sum collected by the North Rose – Wolcott Central School District as required by New York State Education and Municipal laws for the 2020-21 operating budgets of the Wolcott Public Library and the Rose Free Library, as determined by both Library Boards of Trustees, be increased by $16,000.00 to the total sum of $173,100.00 annually to be allocated in the amounts of $117,000 to the Wolcott Public Library and $56,100.00 to the Rose Free Library.

 

FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the estimated monies which will be required during the 2020-21 fiscal year for school purposes, specifying the purposes and the amount of each and a copy of the report of the amount of total assessed value of the final assessment roll(s) used in the budgetary process that is exempt from taxation will be available, upon request, to taxpayers in this District during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the fourteen days prior to June 9, 2020, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, at each schoolhouse in the District, the Rose Free Library, the Wolcott Public Library, and on the District website: www.nrwcs.org.        

 

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Board of Education of the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District will hold a public budget hearing virtually on May 26, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the presentation of the budget.  Information regarding the budget hearing may be obtained by visiting:  www.nrwcs.org.

 

ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that petitions nominating candidates for the office of Board of Education member must be filed in with the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM local time, on April 20, 2020.  Vacancies for school board member will occur as follows:

 

One Board Member will be elected at that time:

  • One (1) terms of five (5) years beginning – July 1, 2020-June 30, 2025 to succeed the following incumbents: Tina Reed

 

Under NYS Governor Executive Order No. 202.26, there is no minimum number of signatures required on a nominating petition this year.

FURTHER NOTICE IS GIVEN that the election of members of the Board of Education is at large.  The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes cast will be elected.

 

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that military voters who are qualified voters of the School District may apply for a military ballot by requesting an application from the District Clerk at (315) 594-2020 or tfuller@nrwcs.org. 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 May 14, 2020. 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.

 

Dated: May 13, 2020

By Order of the Board of Education of the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District

Wolcott, NY 14590

Tina Fuller, District Clerk