Update March 30: Governor delays votes

Annual school budget and board of education votes are postponed statewide until at least June 1, under an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19/Coronavirus.

In delaying the votes, which were originally scheduled for May 19, the governor’s executive order said, “Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place in April or May of 2020 is hereby postponed until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.”

The order also said, “Circulation, filing, and collection of any designating petitions, or independent nominating petitions for any office that would otherwise be circulated or filed pursuant to the Election Law, Education Law or any other consolidated law for any office commencing March 31, 2020 are hereby postponed.”

DCS will keep district residents updated about the budget and board of education votes as information is received.