Budget Development 2022-2023
2022-2023 Budget Vote Election Results
Dear OCS Community,
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to vote on the 2022-2023 school budget. We are pleased to inform you that the budget passed. The results are as follows:
PROPOSITION. YES NO
1. BUDGET 217 69
2. BUSES 235 52
3. Onondaga Library 211 75
Additionally, we are very happy to report that Maggie Mahoney, Tara Carter-Lettsome, and Kyle Kolwait have been elected to three-year terms to serve as board members for our community. The results are as follows:
Maggie Mahoney 209
Tara Carter-Lettsome 207
Kyle Kolwaite 159
Steve Vonderweidt 158
David Toomey 3
Lisa Arnold 1
Toni Walsh 1
Tammy Donor 1
Bill Guptill 1
Patricia Cormier 1
We thank you for your continued support of the Onondaga Central School District. We look forward to enhancing our district to better prepare the students for their future.
OCS Board of Education
The Budget Vote will be held on May 17th from 7am-9pm at the Jr-Sr High School Cafeteria and Rockwell Elementary Gymnasium.
2022-23 Budget Vote
Board of Education Member OpeningsCurrently, there are 3 (three) 3-year term seats open. If you are interested in running for one of these openings, please visit the District Office to pick up an informational packet.
Information for Filing Nominating Petitions
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that petitions for nominating candidates for office must be filed in the District Clerk’s office by 5:00 p.m. on April 18, 2022. Candidates must:
- Be able to read and write.
- Be a qualified voter of the District. A qualified voter of the District is a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older and not adjudged to be incompetent.
- Be and have been a resident of the District for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.
- Have not been removed from any school district office within the preceding year.
- Not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same family.
- Not be a current employee of the school board.
- Not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.
Please note: interested candidates can come and pick up a packet at the District Office.
Voting Information – Q&A
Who is Eligible to Vote – You are eligible to vote on May 17, 2022 if you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years or older, and have been a District resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Questions? Call the District Clerk at 315-552-5001.
When and Where is the Budget Vote? – The Annual School District Board of Education Election and Budget Vote will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria and Rockwell Elementary Gymnasium.
Can I Vote by Absentee Ballot? – Residents who will not be in the area on May 17, 2022 may apply for an absentee ballot at the District Office.
If the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be submitted at least seven days prior to the vote. If the absentee ballot is to be picked up by the voter in person, applications will be accepted until May 16, 2022. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022.
Military Ballot Applications
Members of the United States Armed Forces may request an application for a military ballot to vote in the upcoming Onondaga Central School District budget and board of education election on May 17.
Military application ballots are available through April 21 (see file below)
Any qualified voter may challenge the qualifications of an individual casting an absentee ballot.
The qualifications of any individual submitting an absentee ballot may be challenged
The basis for challenges includes:
- Voter is not 18 years old as of May 17, 2022;
- Voter is not a United States citizen;
- Voter has not been a District resident for 30 days prior to May 17, 2022;
- Voter is not disqualified from voting (felony conviction, for example); and
- In Districts using a system of personal registration only: the voter is not registered with either the County Board of Elections or the District.
A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots were issued must be available to both the public and the Election Inspectors.
Before opening any envelopes, the Election Inspectors must review any written objections received by the District Clerk. (These are received prior to the election, based on inspection of the list to whom ballots were issued.)
Election Inspectors should also review any objections made on May 17, 2022.
Challenges must be able to be received on May 17, 2022 – These can be made by contacting the District Clerk, Jason Cirulli, at 315-552-5001. The challenge must include the following:
The Name of The Voter Who’s Eligibility You Are Challenging
The Reason for the Challenge
The challenge period will commence at 9:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022.
Important DatesFebruary 1st- Board Of Education Meeting- Budget Update
February 15th- Board Of Education Meeting- Budget Update
March 8th- Board Of Education Meeting- Budget Update
March 22nd- Board Of Education Meeting- Budget Update
April 5th- Board of Education Meeting- Possible Budget adoption
April 18th(Monday)- Board of Education Meeting/ BOCES Special Meeting
May 3rd- Budget Public Hearing/ Board of Education Meeting
May 17th- Budget Vote
Educational Resources - School BudgetsBudget Tutorial
New York State's Tax Cap Explained
STAR (NYS Department of Taxation & Finance)
Previous Budget InformationBudget Information for Budget 2021-22
Budget Information for Budget 2020-21
Budget Information for Budget 2019-20
Budget Presentation #2 - 2/15/2022
Flyer - Running for the School Board
2022-2023 Budget Public Hearing PowerPoint
Annual Meeting Notice
Budget Presentation #3 - 3/8/2022
Budget Presentation #4 - 3/22/2022
Budget Presentation #5 - 4/5/2022
Budget Presentation (Enacted NYS Budget) #6 - 4/18/2022
Budget Statement & Attachments
Final Approved Budget 2022-2023
Request For Application For A Military Ballot