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Budget Vote and BOE Election Scheduled for June 9, 2020

Budget Vote and Board of Education Election June 9, 2020

Update May 7 2020


Dear LaFayette Central School District Community:


On Friday May 1st, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order establishing the date and procedures for school district budget votes and board of education elections. Previously, Governor Cuomo had delayed school district votes, originally scheduled for May 19th, until after June 1st. The most recent executive order established the date for the budget vote and board of election for Tuesday June 9th. 


Both the budget vote and board of education election will be conducted via absentee ballot. Candidates interested in running for the board of education must file a petition with the District Clerk by Monday May 11th at 5:00 PM. Under the recently issued executive order, there will be no minimum number of signatures that need to appear on the petition. Petitions, which are available now, can be obtained by contacting the District Clerk, Paula Hibbert, at 315-677-9728 or via email: 


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.

Three terms of office will expire on June 30, 2020. On June 9th, three candidates will be elected for three-year terms (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023). 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.





This notice is sent pursuant to New York Governor Executive Order No. 202.26 to provide information regarding the  LaFayette Central School District’s (the “School District”) 2020 Annual Meeting and General Election.


Date of the Election:  June 9, 2020 (via absentee ballot only);


Date of Budget Hearing: Thursday May 28, 2020; 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 28, 2020.


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 June 9, 2020; 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 Ballot: In accordance with Executive Order 202.26, absentee ballots will be mailed by the District. At least one (1) absentee ballot will be provided per household.  If a household requires additional absentee ballots, please contact the District Clerk at 315-677-9728 or email

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