KCSD Board of Education Election & Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
At District Middle Schools and High School
(keep scrolling for polling place locations with Wards & Districts)
NEW Polling Places and Times:
If you are unsure of your Ward or District, find it listed under "Related Jurisdictions" here: Ward & District Lookup (*Other voting information on this Board of Elections website is for General Elections, NOT School District Elections. Find your polling place below.)
or contact the Ulster County Board of Elections at 845-334-5470, Camille DiPerna or Sandy Nelson (contact information below) before the day of the election.
Questions can be directed to:
Polling places for the 2018-2019 elections have been changed from seven (7) locations to three (3) due to a change made in October 2018.
Due to the reduction in voting sites, an increased number of voters and vehicles are expected at the three polling places on election day. Therefore, the KCSD Board of Education has updated the voting hours to be held after school hours, from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM, for safety and security purposes.
Voting machines will be in the lobby at these entrances:
MC Miller - Bus turnaround entrance - Door "B"
JW Bailey - Cafeteria entrance near bus turnaround - Door "H"
Kingston High School - Salzmann Building (New Main entrance)
Parking in Salzmann visitor lot, overflow behind visitor lot next to SUNY Ulster building
All entrances are Handicap Accessible.
The Kingston City School District Board of Education has adopted a proposed budget in the amount of $180,813,057 for the 2019-2020 school year that carries a 1.45% tax levy increase and meets the New York State tax levy limit calculation. It is the goal of the Kingston City School District to design a budget that balances the needs of the students with the needs of the taxpayers. This budget will help maintain reduced class sizes in Grades K-2; all athletic, art and music programs; AP & College courses, and all high school electives. The budget also includes the introduction of the Pre-Kindergarten Program at the newly renovated Meagher Building. The district is able to maintain all of the current offerings while meeting the school board’s desire to keep tax increases to a minimum.
Proposition on the Ballot:
Approval of Lease Renewal of Warehouse and Maintenance Facility
Voting on this proposition will determine if the Kingston City School District may enter into a new 5-year lease to continue the use of the warehouse and maintenance facility located at 918 Ulster Ave., Kingston, NY. The school district has leased this property since December 2003 at an estimated rental of $100,000 per year.
Election of four (4) Board of Education Trustees
James Michael Steven Spicer Suzanne Jordan Herbert Lamb Donn Avallone
Click HERE to learn more about the Board of Education Candidates
**Mr. Avallone is a Write-In Candidate. Learn more about write-in votes here.
Voter absentee ballot applications are available from the Office of the District Clerk. Please call Camille DiPerna, District Clerk, at 845-943-3003, for more information. Applications for an absentee ballot must be returned to the District Clerk’s Office no later than May 14, 2019, if you would like your absentee ballot to be mailed to you, or the day before the election/vote if the ballot is to be picked up personally.