• Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

    Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    Wilson Central School District - Zipp Gym Foyer

    374 Lake Street

    Wilson, NY 14172

     

     

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  • Timeline

    3/11/24 - BOE Nominating Petitions Available 

    4/3/24 - Applications for Early Mail Voting, Absentee Ballots, and Military Ballots will be available     

    4/22/24 - BOE Nominating Petitions Deadline at 5:00 p.m.

    4/23/24 - BOE ballot position selection 

    4/25/24 - Military Ballot Applications Deadline

    4/26/23 - Distribute Military, Absentee, and Early Voting Ballots 

    5/1/24 - 5/6/24 - Budget Newsletter Delivered

    5/7/24 - Budget Hearing 6:30 p.m.   

    5/21/24 - Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election

     

     

     

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  • Budget Updates

     

     

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  • SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY

    The 2024-2025 Annual Budget Vote and Election for the Wilson Central School District will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 

    Citizens interested in running for a seat on the Board may obtain information packets and petition forms nominating a School Board member from the District Office located at 374 Lake Street, Wilson, New York; Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM beginning March 11, 2023. Completed petitions must be filed with the District Clerk. The deadline for submitting petitions is Monday, April 22, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

    A School Board Member must be a resident of the Wilson Central School District for at least one year prior to the day of the election; 18 years of age or older; a U.S. citizen and able to read and write.

    Please see the link below to the

    Erie County Association of School Boards Qualifications & Questions When Running for a School Board

    A free workshop is being provided by the Erie County Association of School Boards on March 23, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Please see the link below:

    Prospective School Board Member Workshop - ECASB

    A free workshop is being provided by the Niagara County School Board Association on March 16, 2024. Further details will be posted when available.

    Prospective School Board Member Workshop - NOSBA  

    Please see Board Policies 1210 and 2110

    Board of Education Members: Qualifications

    Orientation and Training New Board Members

     

    Run for the Board of Education!

    Before you run, read what prospective school board members should know from the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA):

    • Commitment to Public Education
    • Board member responsibilities and characteristics
    • Eligibility requirements, petitions, and campaigning
    • Important dates and more!

    Please find below a brochure from the New York State School Boards Association with information on running for the Board of Education.

    The School Board Member Experience

    Running for School Board

     

    Questions may be directed to:
    District Clerk
    Jennifer Pavan
    716-751-9341 Ext. 119
    jpavan@wilsoncsd.org

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  • Voter Eligibility

    To qualify as a voter, a person must be:

    • A citizen of the United States
    • At least 18 years of age
    • A resident of Wilson Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote

    No prior registration is required and residents do not have to be registered voters. (Education Law § 2012). But if you are interested in registering to vote for other elections that do require registration, you can register to vote at the Niagara County Board of Elections. 

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  • Absentee Ballots

    Absentee ballot applications are available for the Wilson Central School District vote.  A District voter must request an application for an absentee ballot in advance of the vote date. The voter must complete the application and state the reason they will not be able to appear in person on the day of the District election/vote for which the absentee ballot is requested. A qualified voter in the district may use an absentee ballot if, on voting day, he or she is a patient in a hospital or unable to appear personally because of illness or physical disability; is required to be outside the country because of duties, occupation or studies; is on vacation outside the country; or is detained in jail awaiting action conviction of an offense other than a felony. The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election/vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election/vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.

     

    Applications for an absentee ballot must be returned to the District Clerk’s Office no later than May 14, 2023, if you would like your absentee ballot to be mailed to you, or returned by May 21, 2024, if the ballot is picked up personally.  Upon receipt and approval of the application, a ballot will be mailed.   

    Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2024, the day of the vote.

    **Applications will be accepted at any time after April 3, 2024. However, Absentee Ballots cannot be mailed or picked up until April 23, 2024, once Board candidates have been determined. 

    Voter absentee ballot applications are available from the Office of the District Clerk. Please call Jennifer Pavan, District Clerk, at 716-751-9341 Ext. 119, or email jpavan@wilsoncsd.org, for more information. 

     

    NEW! Early Voting Ballots

    A qualified voter may vote as an early mail voter.  Each person entitled to vote as an early mail voter and wanting to obtain an early mail ballot must make a written application to the District Clerk. Contact jpavan@wilsoncsd.org beginning April 3, 2024, for an Early Voting Application. The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election/vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election/vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.

    Upon receipt and approval of the application, a ballot will be mailed. The completed ballot must be received by the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2024, the day of the vote.

    Early Voter ballot applications are available from the Office of the District Clerk. Please call Jennifer Pavan, District Clerk, at 716-751-9341 Ext. 119, or email jpavan@wilsoncsd.org, for more information.  

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  • Wilson Central School District

    Budget Vote

    and Board of Education Election

    2024-2025 Results

     
    The annual school election/budget vote of the Wilson Central School District was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 

    The following are the results of that vote:

    PROPOSITION No. 1 Proposed 2023-2024 Budget

     161  YES        63 NO

    PROPOSITION No. 2 Student Representative (Non-Voting)

     175  YES        46 NO

    Candidates for Board of Education

    Christopher Carlin  190 Incumbent

    Bethzaida Hart  183 Newly Elected Board Member

    Christopher Carlin was elected for a three-year term, from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027.

    Bethzaida Hart was elected for a three-year term, from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2027.  

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