FI School Notice: Annual Budget Vote & BOE Election

FISHERS ISLAND NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARING, BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting and election of the qualified voters of the Fishers Island Union Free School District, Town of Southold, Suffolk County, New York, will be conducted on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 for the purpose of voting on the budget proposition for the 2021-2022 fiscal year and the election of two (2) members to serve on the Board of Education;

AND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing for the voters of the District on the 2020-2021 budget will be held on May 11, 2021 at 6:00pm, prevailing time, in the FIS Spanish Room and through video conference on Zoom Platform only (due to internet issues) in accordance with Executive Order 202.26. The public hearing can be accessed through www.fischool.com and directly to Zoom HERE and shall include:

  1. Presentation to the voters of a detailed statement of the amount of money that will be required for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
  2. Discussion of all the items hereinafter set forth to be voted upon by ballot at the Budget Vote and Election to be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
  3. Transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting pursuant to Education Law of the State of New York and acts amendatory thereto.

FI School FINAL Budget 2021-2022

Budget Hearing Recording May 11, 2021

Budget Hearing Presentation 5/11/21 slides

 

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Board of Education will have prepared and completed a detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required during the 2021-2022 fiscal year for school purposes, specifying the several purposes and the amount for each. The amount for each purpose estimated necessary for payments to Boards of Cooperative Educational Services shall be shown in full, with no deduction of estimated state aid. The amount of state aid provided and its percentage relationship to the total expenditures shall also be shown. Such statement will be available beginning May 12, 2021. Such statement may be obtained on the District website.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that said Budget Vote and Election will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 2:00-8:00pm at the Fishers Island Community Center, 66 Hound Lane, Fishers Island, NY 06390, upon the following items:

  1. To adopt the annual budget of the School District for the fiscal year 2021-2022 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.
  2. To elect two (2) members of the Board of Education for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2021, and expiring on June 30, 2024, to fill the position held by William Bloethe and Thomas Shillo whose terms expire on June 30, 2021.
  3. To authorize the annual budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022 to the Fishers Island Library, to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the District.,

NOTE: William Bloethe is running for an additional term, candidate write-ins will be accepted as usual.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that all candidates for the office of a Member of the Board of Education complete a Board of Education Candidate Application that is available on the District’s website at http://fischool.com/. Each Petition must be filed in the office of the District Clerk Leslie Tombari at districtclerk@fischool.com by scan (or photo if necessary) no later than April 19th at 5:00pm. This form may also be mailed to Mrs. Leslie Tombari at Fishers Island School, 78 Greenwood Road #600, Fishers Island, New York 06390. The candidates who win the highest number of votes will fill the expired term of the incumbent seats and shall serve on the Board of Education for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2021 and expiring June 30, 2024.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that School Board candidate nominating petitions are due in the office of the district clerk by 5:00pm on April 19th, 2021 Nominating petitions can be submitted via email at districtclerk@fischool.com.

Printable FI School Nomination Petition

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, qualified voters can use the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Electronic Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update the information they have on file with the New York State Board of Elections. Information regarding that can be located at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application. The District does not have control over the Department of Motor Vehicles Registration Application process or its registration timelines. Therefore, qualified voters who intend to register through the Department of Motor Vehicles should do so as soon as possible.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that military voters who are not currently registered may apply to register as qualified voters of the school district. An application for registration as a military voter can be requested by emailing Leslie Tombari at districtclerk@fischool.com. The application for registration must be received in the office of the clerk no later than 5:00 pm on May 4, 2021. In the request for an application for registration, the military voter is permitted to designate his/her preference for receiving the application for registration by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that military voters who are qualified voters of the District may submit an application for a military ballot by emailing a request to the District Clerk at districtclerk@fischool.com; in order to receive a military ballot, the military ballot application must be received no later than 5:00 pm on May 4, 2021. In the request for an application for a military ballot, the military voter is permitted to designate his/her preference for receiving the application for a military ballot, and the military ballot, by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail. All qualified military voters’ ballot application and military ballot must be returned by mail or in person. Ballots for military voters shall be distributed to qualified military voters no later than May 4, 2021. Military ballots must be received (1) by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and must show a cancellation mark of the United States postal service or a foreign country’s postal service, or must show a dated endorsement of receipt by another agency of the United States Government; or (2) not later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, and be signed and dated by the military voter and one witness, with a date ascertained to be not later than the day before the election.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that voting at such Annual Meeting and Election will consist of voting on the following propositions, as well as other such matters as may be lawfully presented at the meeting:

Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:

RESOLVED, that the budget for the Fishers Island Union Free School District, Suffolk County, New York for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022 as presented by the Board of Education, is hereby approved and adopted and the required funds therefore are hereby appropriated and the necessary real property taxes required shall be raised by a tax on the taxable property in said District to be levied and collected as required by law.

Shall the following resolution be adopted, to wit:

RESOLVED, that the budget for the Fishers Island Library, Fishers Island, Suffolk County, New York for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2022, as presented by the Library Board of Directors, is hereby approved and adopted.

By Order of the
BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE
FISHERS ISLAND UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Fishers Island, New York
Leslie Tombari, District Clerk

Long Island Newsday Summary: Long Island school elections, 2021-22

District Seats Candidates Proposed Budget Percent Change Budget Result Vote Result
Fishers Island 2, at-large, 3 years William Bloethe (incumbent) is running unopposed; Thomas Shillo (incumbent) is not seeking re-election; Shillo’s vacancy will be filled by a write-in candidate $3,746,392 2.66% 0 0

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