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Budget Vote and BOE Election Scheduled for May 21, 2024

Budget Vote and Board of Education Election May 21, 2024

Dear LaFayette Central School District Community:


On May 21th, LaFayette Central School District voters will choose two district residents to serve on the Board of Education.

Candidates may be nominated only by petition and must collect at least 25 signatures from qualified school district voters to be placed on the ballot. Petitions, which are available now, must be filed by 4:30 p.m. April 22th with the District Clerk, LaFayette Central School District Office, 5955 US Route 20, LaFayette, NY 13084. Contact District Clerk Paula Hibbert at 315-677-9728 or by email for a nominating petition.


Comprised of seven school district residents elected by voters, the LaFayette Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the school district and is responsible for carrying out the laws and regulations pertaining to the education of children living within the district. The board adopts district policy, curriculum, programs of study, and approves the hiring of all personnel, as well as establishing the conditions of employment. The board is also responsible for maintaining district facilities, establishing an annual budget and setting a tax levy.


Two terms of office will expire on June 30, 2024. In May, two candidates will be elected for three-year terms (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2027). Board members are not financially compensated.


Individuals who are interested in learning more about serving on the board are invited to schedule an appointment with LaFayette CSD Superintendent Jeremy Belfield at or 315-677-9728.




Date of the Election:  May 21, 2024 


Date of Budget Hearing: Wednesday May 8, 2024; LaFayette Big Picture School, 3122 US RT 11, LaFayette, New York 13084. The public is welcome to participate via video conferencing. The link will be posted on the district website on May 8, 2024.


Definition of Qualified Voter: A person shall be entitled to vote in the School District’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Election, who is:  


1. A citizen of the United States;

2. Eighteen years of age;

3. A resident within the School District for a period of thirty days next preceding May 21; and

4. No person shall have the right to register for or vote who would not be qualified to register for or vote at an election in accordance with the provisions of section 5-106 of the Election Law.


Absentee Ballots and Early Voting Ballots will also available and will be mailed by the District upon request by application.  Application requests must be received not later than 4:00 p.m. on May 14, 2024 if the absentee ballot or an early voting ballot is to be mailed to the voter.  All application requests after May 14, 2024 will require the voter to personally appear at the office of the Clerk no later than 4:00 pm on May 20, 2024 to receive an absentee ballot or an early voting ballot. Please contact the District Clerk for an application at 315-677-9728 or email

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