• 2020-2021 Budget Vote and Board of Education Election Results

    Total Votes: 5968
    Budget YES 4278
    Budget NO 1690
    BOE Candidates Total Votes
    Cathy Collins 4651
    Priscilla Lowe 4672
    Nora Scherer 4829
  • KCSD Budget Vote & Board of Education Election

    by Mail-in ballot Due Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by 5:00PM


    In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.26 from Governor Cuomo, the Budget Vote and School Board Election will be held remotely, by Absentee Ballot only. Registered voters in the Kingston City School District will receive absentee ballots by mail with return postage-paid envelopes.

    On June 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo extended the budget vote and board election mail-in ballot deadline to June 16, 2020 (extended from June 9 in Executive Order 202.39, sections 2018-a and 2018-b). Reference Executive Order 202.39 HERE or see below.

    *Ballot drop-box votes must be received by June 9, 2020 at 5:00PM.

    Locked ballot drop-boxes are available at each of our school buildings and central offices to submit your vote by 5:00PM on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 

    Building Address Drop-Box Location
    Meagher Administrative Offices
    21 Wynkoop Place
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Main Entrance
    Back of building - Door on right
    Kingston High School
    403 Broadway
    Kingston, NY12401
    Salzmann Building Main Entrance at Security Door on the right
    Bailey Middle School
    118 Merilina Ave.
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Main Entrance (Door "A")
    Miller Middle School
    65 Fording Place Road
    Lake Katrine, NY 12449
    Main Entrance
    (from parking lot - door on the left)
    Chambers Elementary School
    945 Morton Blvd.
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Main Entrance
    Crosby Elementary School
    767 Neighborhood Road
    Lake Katrine, NY 12449
    Main Entrance
    Edson Elementary School
    116 Merilina Ave.
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Main Entrance
    Robert Graves Elementary
    345 Mountain View Ave.
    Port Ewen, NY 12466
    Main Entrance
    George Washington Elementary
    67 Wall Street
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Main Entrance on Wall Street
    John F. Kennedy Elementary
    107 Gross St.
    Kingston, NY 12401
    Main Entrance
    Myer Elementary School
    231 Millbrook Ave.
    Hurley, NY 12443
    Main Entrance on Millbrook Ave.
    (by parking lot and bus turnaround)

    Questions may be directed to:
    District Clerk
    Camille DiPerna


    Executive Order 202.39, Sections 2018-a and 2018-b:

    Sections 2018-a and 2018-b of the Education Law, to the extent necessary to allow any absentee ballot for an election held on June 9, 2020 and received by mail in the office of the clerk of the school district or designee of the trustees or school board not later than June 16, 2020 to be canvassed for such election.  No ballots for such election shall be accepted by the clerk of the school district or designee of the trustees or school board after 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020 except those received by mail in accordance with this provision. Any receptacle used for hand delivery of absentee ballots in such election shall be closed and removed at 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020; The ballots therein shall remain unopened pending delivery of mailed ballots, and shall be removed and canvassed after 5 p.m. on June 16, 2020

    2020-2021 Budget Hearing:

    Streamed live on June 1, 2020
    Watch it HERE

    2020-2021 Budget:

    The Kingston City School District Board of Education has adopted a proposed budget in the amount of $187,420,013.00 for the 2020-2021 school year that carries a 1.73% 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 maintain all academic, extracurricular, athletic, art and music programs as well as AP & College courses, and all high school electives; continue the district’s commitment to smaller class sizes in Grades K-2;  keep all social and emotional, mental health and wellness, and restorative practice support and offerings; continue the district’s commitment to technology.

    20-21 Budget Highlights

    2020-2021 Proposed Budget (Full PDF)

    2020-2021 Plain Language Budget (PDF)

    2020-2021 Three Component Budget & Exemption Impact Report (PDF)


    On the Ballot:

    Proposition 1 - 2020-21 Budget:
    Shall the Board of Education of the Kingston City School District, Ulster County, New York, be authorized to expend the sums of money which will be required for school district purposes for the 2020-2021 School Year, in the total amount of $187,420,013.00 (the Budget), and to levy the necessary sum against the taxable real property in the School District.

    No other propositions will be on the ballot this year.

    Election of Board of Education Trustees:

    Vote for any three (3). Three (3) members for 3-year terms, from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023.

    Candidate names are listed alphabetically. Read their bios HERE.

    Cathy Collins

    Priscilla Lowe

    Nora Scherer

    **Write-In Candidates are permitted.