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School districts holding mail-in budget votes

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As per an executive order by Governor Cuomo, school districts across the state will hold their annual budget votes and board elections next month via absentee only.

Both Cortland and Homer school districts have virtual forums planned for next Tuesday (May 26) at 6:30 pm, allowing voters the chance to learn more about their budget proposals and board of education candidates.

Several propositions will also be considered by Cortland district voters, including the sale of the former Parker elementary school to the city in order to be repurposed as a child care center.

Ultimately, the YWCA and CAPCO will occupy and run the facility.

The decision to have the city purchase the building was made to ensure the project remains eligible for critical grant funding available only to municipalities. (more information about the Parker school vote here)

Even if that’s approved, more authorizations are still required as the process moves forward.

WXHC will speak with several members of the Task Force for more details later this week.

All ballots are due back to district offices by June 9 at 5 pm.

Those are being mailed to anyone deemed eligible to vote, defined as a U.S. citizen who’s 18 years or older and lived in the school district they wish to vote in for at least 30 days.

Voters who don’t receive an application and feel they should have are advised to contact their district:

Cincinnatus School District

2809 Cincinnatus Road
Cincinnatus, NY 13040

Cortland City School District

1 Valley View Drive
Cortland, NY 13045

Homer School District

80 South West Street
Homer, NY 13077

Marathon School District

1 East Main Street
Marathon, NY 13803

Mcgraw School District

10 West Academy Street
Mcgraw, NY 13101

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