Board of Education Budget Vote and Election
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wilson Central School District - Zipp Gym Foyer
374 Lake Street
Wilson, NY 14172
3/1/21 - Petitions available to run for Board of Education
3/1/21 - Absentee Ballot and Military ballot requests available
4/16/21 - Budget available
4/19/21 - Petitions due back to District Clerk
4/20/21 - Ballot draw for name placement on the ballot
4/22/21 - Military ballots are applications due
4/23/21 - Military and absentee ballots are mailed
5/11/21 - Absentee applications due if ballot requested via mail delivery
5/11/21 - Budget Hearing
5/17/21 - Absentee applications due if ballot requested via personal delivery
5/18/21 - Annual Budget Vote and School Board Election
5/18/21 - Military and absentee ballots due
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDACY
The Annual School Budget Vote and Election will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Wilson Central School District will have two seats available to fill in this year's election. Two, 3-year terms, serving from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 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 1, 2021. Completed petitions must be filed with the District Clerk. The deadline for submitting petitions is Monday, April 19, 2021.
A School Board Member must be: A resident of the Wilson Central School District for at least one year prior to the day of election; 18 years of age or older; a U.S. citizen and able to read and write.
A workshop is provided by the Erie County Association of School Boards on March 27, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM. Please see the link below:
Please see Board Policies 1210 and 2110
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.
Questions may be directed to:
716-751-9341 Ext. 119
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Applications for an absentee ballot must be returned to the District Clerk’s Office no later than May 11, 2021, if you would like your absentee ballot to be mailed to you, May 17, 2021, if the ballot will be picked up personally.
All absentee ballots must be returned to the District office no later than 5 p.m. the day of the vote
**Applications will be accepted at any time, however, Absentee Ballots cannot be mailed or picked-up until April 23, 2021, once Board candidates have been determined.
The District is closely monitoring all current and future legal developments as they pertain to District elections and budget votes. Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and Governor Cuomo’s executive orders mandating the closure of all schools and modifications of school elections, the deadlines and procedures stated herein may change as required by law or consistent with further state guidance. All District residents are encouraged to closely monitor the District’s website for the most up-to-date information concerning the District’s annual vote.