What's on the Ballot REVOTE
~ Remember to Vote ~
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Barker Road Middle School - Gymnasium
75 Barker Road, Pittsford
A Simple Majority (50% +1) voter approval is necessary to pass the proposed budget. Voting will be on second proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year:
Proposed 2017-18 school year budget $130,064,518
3.63 percent budget increase
An estimated increase of $99 on the average PCSD assessed home valued at $250,000, including NYS Basic Star exemption
Under the NYS Property Tax Cap
Will not affect New York State Tax Relief Program (STAR) partial exemptions or rebate checks
Approval from a simple majority of voters (50 percent plus one) is necessary to pass the proposed budget
The District is legally required to adopt a contingent budget if this second budget vote is unsuccessful (more details below)
If this second proposed 2017-2018 budget vote fails on June 20, 2017, the Board of Education must adopt a contingent budget. Under state law, school boards can submit a budget to voters a maximum of two times. If the proposed budget is defeated twice, the board must adopt a contingent budget. The board had the option of going directly to a contingent budget immediately after the first (May 16, 2017) budget defeat, but decided to put forth a second proposed budget. Under a contingent budget, the District must adopt a budget with the same tax levy as the 2016-2017 school year – essentially a zero percent cap – which, for PCSD, would result in approximately $2.6 million in further reductions. The Board of Education would meet in order to determine the $2.6 million in reductions. Virtually all areas within the budget would be adversely impacted within the parameters of the law.
Qualified voters must present identification and proof of residency (NYS driver’s license, NYS non-driver identification card, utility bill, or voter registration card). A qualified voter must be a U.S. Citizen, resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the election, and 18 years of age or older.
Applications for absentee ballots may be requested by contacting Pittsford’s School District Clerk Veronica Walker at 267-1005 or Veronica_walker@pittsford.monroe.edu.