When’s the vote?
Tuesday, May 19 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the district’s four elementary schools.
Who’s running for office?
This year, the choice is clear: The incumbents are all running together and supported by the board leadership, while the challengers are all running together, supported by those who would like to see changes made. (So far, results in the Saugerties Times poll bear this out, with each group of three garnering almost identical vote totals.) In the months leading up to the election, the district’s policy concerning high stakes testing and reaction to parent concerns attracted a lot of interest in the race. Expect turnout to be higher than in years past.
At a glance (click to enlarge):
What are people saying about the race?
What about the budget?
The proposed 2015-16 school budget is $59,306,508. The largest revenue source, the tax levy, is $37,148,061, an increase of 1.75 percent over the 2014-15 school year.
Where to vote?
Short answer: probably your nearest elementary school / the one the neighborhood kids attend.
Long answer: Determine your polling place by comparing this release from the school district with the county election district maps.
District A – Grant Morse Elementary School
70 Blue-Mountain-Quarryville Rd
Northwest Saugerties- District A encompasses General Municipal Election
Districts 6, 9, 15 and 16 and contain that geographical
area South of Greene County line, West of the
New York Thruway, North of Route 212, and east of
the west boundary of thetown of Saugerties located
between Palenville and Zena.
District B – Mt. Marion Elementary School
744 Glasco Tpke.
Southwest Saugerties – District B encompasses General Municipal Election
District 5 and 10 of the town of Saugerties and those
parts of 3, 6, and 7 of the town of Woodstock. It is
within that geographical area south of Route 212,
west of the NYS Thruway (north of Glasco Turnpike),
west of Snyder Road and Schoolhouse Road, north
of the southern boundary of the town of Saugerties,
with the exception of that area of the town of Saugerties
located in the Kingston Consolidated School
district and east of the school district boundary near
the area of Plochmann Lane in the town of Woodstock.
The proposed 2015-16 school budget is $59,306,508. The largest revenue
source, the tax levy, is $37,148,061, an increase of 1.75 percent over the 2014-
15 school year.
District C – Cahill Elementary School
134 Main St.
Village and environs- District C encompasses General Municipal Election
Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 14 of the town of Saugerties
and is within that geographical area south of the
Greene County line, west of the Hudson River, east
of the New York Thruway and north of the area commonly
referred to as Barclay Heights.
District D – Riccardi Elementary School
70 Plenty Street
Southeast Saugerties- District D encompasses General Municipal Election
Districts 8, 11, 12 (including Mt. Marion Park), and
13 located in the town of Saugerties and parts of 7,
9 and 12 located in the town of Ulster. Geographically,
it is bounded north by the south boundary of
Election District 3, on the east by the Hudson River,
on the west by the New York State Thruway (north
of Glasco Turnpike, then south of Glasco Turnpike to
the east of Snyder Road and School House Road and
on the south by the town of Ulster.