KINDERHOOK—The Ichabod Crane Board of Education held a public hearing June 2 on the $42-million proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year. The budget is within the state mandated tax cap and does not include any cuts to services or staff. This year’s ballot includes a bus purchasing proposal and there are five people running for three open board seats.
Voters were mailed ballots on May 26. This year all school districts in the state are voting absentee ballot so that there is no in-person voting due to the pandemic.
On June 7, Governor Cuomo announced that he will issue an Executive Order extending the deadline for school districts to receive school budget ballots. To be counted, school budget ballots can be accepted by hand delivery through 5 p.m. on June 9 but they can be received by mail through June 16 by the school district.
District Clerk Mindy Potts said at the board meeting last week that it was a team effort getting the ballots out. The district is posting information at www.ichabodcrane.org for voters on the absentee ballot process and confidentiality. Ms. Potts said she will be available in the Main Office for people who want to drop off their ballots. She is at the office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, and can be contacted at and phone 518 758-7575, ext. 3001. Read more…