SPONSORED CONTENT: Hudson City School District Budget, Election


NOTICE is hereby given that a Budget Hearing for the residents of the Hudson City School District, Columbia County, NY, will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. remotely for the purpose of discussion of the expenditures of funds and the budgeting thereof for the 2020-2021 school year. The link to access the budget hearing will be available on the District’s website. Information to access the remote meeting can be found at www.hudsoncsd.org or by contacting Leslie Coons, District Clerk, at (518) 828-4360 ext. 2100.

NOTICE is also given that the Annual Meeting and Election will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, by absentee ballot only, for the purpose of voting: 1) on the budget for the 2020-2021 school year; 2) to fill two (2) three-year terms on the Board of Education, 3) on the following proposition: shall the Hudson City School District be authorized to establish a capital reserve fund, to be designated as the “Renovation, Reconstruction and Improvement of District Buildings and Facilities Reserve Fund” for construction of additions, improvements, reconstruction and equipping of District buildings and facilities, including incidental improvements and expenses, at a maximum amount of $5,000,000 and a maximum term of 10 years, to be funded with surplus fund balances at the end of each fiscal year, funds transferred from other reserves. and other available funds to such reserve fund?, and 4) on all other propositions.

All “qualified” residents in the Hudson City School District will receive an absentee ballot and return postage paid envelope. Qualified means:

  1. You are at least 18 years of age
  2. You are a US citizen
  3. Your primary residence is in the Hudson City School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote date (June 9, 2020).
  4. You are not prohibited under section 5-106 of the Election Law.

NOTICE is also given that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any resident in the District during the 14 days immediately preceding the Annual Meeting and Election on the school district website at www.hudsoncsd.org or by requesting a copy from the District Clerk.

NOTICE is given that petitions nominating candidates for the office of Member of the Board of Education must be filed with the District Clerk, via email (), mail or fax and must be received by May 11, 2020 at 5 p.m. (30 days prior to the budget vote date). Nominees will appear in alphabetical order on the ballot. Nominees run at large. The 100 signature requirement has been suspended for 2020.

Nominees must also meet the following qualification:

  1. Must be able to read and write
  2. Must be a qualified voter of the district
  3. Must be and have been a primary resident for a continuous and uninterrupted one year prior to June 9, 2020.
  4. May not reside with another member of the current Board of Education
  5. May not be a current employee of the District.
  6. May not hold another incompatible public office
  7. May not have been removed from a school district office within the preceding year.

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that qualified military voters may request a military absentee ballot application from the District Clerk between via email (), or access it on the District’s website, and may indicate their preference to receive a military absentee ballot application via mail, facsimile or electronic mail. Absentee ballots for military voters shall be administered in accordance with the provisions of Section 2018-d of the Education Law and Part 122 of the Commissioner’s Regulations. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued shall be maintained in the office of the District Clerk. No absentee voter’s ballot shall be canvassed unless it shall have been received in the office of the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election

Leslie M. Coons

District Clerk

(518) 828-4360 ext. 2100


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