NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
ELECTION AND PUBLIC
2017-2018 School Budget
HERRICKS UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County, New York
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the annual election of qualified voters of the Herricks Union Free School District, Town of North Hempstead, County of Nassau, New York will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the Gymnasium of the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park, New York between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. for the purpose of voting, on voting machines, on the following matters:
A. to vote on the annual school budget as set forth in Proposition No.1 below:
RESOLVED that the 2017-2018 annual school budget for the Herricks Union Free School District and the appropriation of the necessary funds therefore and the levy of taxes necessary to meet the expenditures in said budget be authorized.
B. to elect two Board members for a three-year term commencing July 1, 2017 to fill the vacancy occasioned by the expiration of the terms of James Gounaris and Christine N. Turner.
C. to vote on such other propositions as may properly come before the voters at this annual school election.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Education will hold a public hearing at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in the Herricks Community Center, 999 Herricks Road, New Hyde Park, New York for the purpose of discussing the expenditure of funds for school district purposes and the budgeting thereof for the school year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 (the 2017-2018 annual school budget). At said hearing all persons in interest will be given an opportunity to be heard.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a copy of said 2017-2018 Annual School Budget for the Herricks Union Free School District containing a statement of the amount of money needed to meet the estimated expenses for school purposes for the 2017-2018 school year, exclusive of public monies, together with the text of any propositions, questions and resolutions which will be presented to the voters, will be made available upon request and may be obtained by any district resident at the following offices of the school houses, at the Herricks Community Center, on the District’s internet website (www.Herricks.org) and at the Shelter Rock Public Library during the fourteen days immediately preceding the day of the budget vote and election, except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Center Street School, Center Street, Williston Park, NY
Denton Avenue School, Denton Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY
Searingtown School, west end of Beverly Drive, Albertson, NY
Herricks Middle School, Hilldale Drive, Albertson, NY
Herricks High School, Shelter Rock Road, New Hyde Park, NY
Herricks Community Center, Herricks Road, New Hyde Park, NY
Shelter Rock Academy, Shelter Rock Road, New Hyde Park, NY
Williston Park Library, Willis Avenue, Williston Park, NY
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN pursuant to Real Property Tax Law Section 495, an exemption report detailing exemptions from real property taxation shall be available and appended to any tentative, preliminary or final budget.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that each candidate for the office of a member of the Board of Education shall be nominated by petition and a separate petition for each such candidate shall be directed to and filed in the Office of the Clerk of said School District located in the Herricks Community Center between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017. Each such nominating petition shall be signed by at least thirty-six (36) qualified voters of said school district, and shall state the residence of each signer, and shall state the name and residence of the candidate, and shall describe the specific vacancy on said Board of Education for which the candidate is nominated, which description shall include at least the length of the term of office and name of the last incumbent. No person shall be nominated by petition for more than one specific office.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that Herricks School District has personal registration of voters and that the Board of Registration for the School District shall meet in the Herricks Community Center, Herricks Road, New Hyde Park, New York, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of preparing a register of the qualified voters of the School District who are entitled to vote. In addition, registration can be accomplished on any school day from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the District Clerk’s Office through May 11, 2017. The register so prepared will be filed in the Office of the Clerk of said School District in said Herricks Community Center and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of said School District between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on each of the five days prior to and the day set for such vote, including Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. except Sunday.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that a person shall be entitled to vote at the annual election who is: 1) a citizen of the United States, 2) eighteen years of age or older, 3) a resident of the School District for a period of thirty days next preceding the election he or she offers to vote at and 4) registered to vote for said election. A person shall be registered to vote if he or she shall have permanently registered with the Nassau County Board of Elections or with the School District’s Board of Registration. Only persons, who are so registered, may vote.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that said Board of Registration will meet during the hours of voting and at said annual election on May 16, 2017, at the Herricks Community Center for the purpose of preparing a register for school meetings and elections held subsequent to said annual election. Any person shall be entitled to have his or her name placed on register provided at such meeting of the Board of Registration he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration to be entitled to vote at school meetings and elections for which the register is being prepared.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that all propositions and questions, which qualified voters of the school district desire placed upon the voting machines at said election, shall be made by petitions subscribed by not less than one hundred (100) qualified voters of the district and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the School District between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 thirty (30) days prior to said election, except as to propositions and questions required by law to be stated in the published or posted notice of the annual election which shall be filed not later than sixty (60) days prior to said election. When the last day for filing a petition falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the petition may be filed on the Monday following the last day for filing. Upon the filing of such a petition the Board of Education shall determine by resolution whether or not to place such questions or propositions on the voting machines. In the event that the Board of Education shall determine that it is not proper, feasible or practicable to place such proposition or propositions, question or questions, upon a voting machine, then such proposition or propositions, question or questions, as the Board of Education may resolve to place before the voters at said election shall be voted upon by the use of paper ballots.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the applications for absentee ballots for election of members of the Board of Education, the adoption of the annual budget and vote on any other propositions and questions as may be legally placed before the voters at the annual district election may be applied for at the Office of the Clerk of the District. Such application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the day of the vote, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or by the day before the day of the vote, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. No absentee voters’ ballots shall be canvassed, unless it shall have been received in the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been given shall be available for inspection in the Office of the Clerk of said School District and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of said School District during regular office hours between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Lisa Rutkoske, Clerk
Herricks Union Free School District
Town of North Hempstead
New Hyde Park,
DATED: March 1, 2017
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT