Thank you for a successful

2019 Budget Vote and Election
May 21, 2019

  2019-2020 Budget $57,403,498 Capital Project
  Machine Absentee TOTALS Machine Absentee TOTALS
Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No
Shan/Lex 71 40 16 24 71 40 76 34 27 13 76 34
Olive/Marb 143 66 143 66 161 47 161 47
Woodstock 176 62 176 62 191 47 191 47
TOTALS 390 168 16 24 406 192 428 128 27 13 455 141
  Dafne DeJesus   Kevin Salem  
  Machine Absentee TOTAL   Machine Absentee TOTAL  
Shan/Lex 76 28 76   71 28 71  
Olive/Marb 147 147   153 153  
Wdsk 185 185   191 191  
TOTALS 408 28     415 28    
  436     443    
Write in Votes  
Shan/Lex Olive/Marb Woodstock Absentee  
John Michelotti Michael Mouse Maxanne Resnick Rick Wolff      
Charles Perez Donald Duck Bob Bloomer Vinny Gumbotts      
Mickey Mouse Dennis Prager Tyrian Lamister    
Goofy Stephen Crowder Jana Martin    
  Fred Perry Selkowitz    
  Jayne Rion Shrek    
  Edwin Stange LJ Warren    
  Rick Wolff -2 Paul Wright    
  Dale Allison      
  Jason Baslone      
  Rita Vanacore      
  Luke White      
  Bob Bloomer      

On The Ballot Budget, Vote, Capital Project

On the Ballot:
Vote for two people to serve three year terms on the Board of Education:
Dafne DeJesus        Kevin Salem

Proposition 1 - 2019-2020 Budget:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Onteora Central School District Board of Education be and is hereby authorized to expend the sums set forth under the various headings which are voted upon in gross and not in detail in the total amount of $57,403,498 (which includes $20,000 to support public library) for the year commencing July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, and the Board is authorized to levy and collect the necessary tax thereof on the taxable property of the District.

Proposition #2 – Spend Capital Reserve funds on a Capital Project 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Onteora Central School District be authorized to (a) renovate, rehabilitate, and/or reconstruct portions of the Onteora High School/Middle School to bring them into compliance with ADA standards; (b) renovate, rehabilitate, and/or reconstruct portions of the Bennett Elementary School roof; and (c) renovate, rehabilitate and/or reconstruct the Onteora HS/MS athletic fields, including replacement of certain sections of fencing, installation of a new backstop and portable bleachers, improvement of the dugout and upgrades to the drainage system, which proposed renovation, rehabilitation and reconstruction include the acquisition of equipment, machinery, apparatus and related work at an estimated maximum cost of $6,160,000, which amount shall be funded entirely from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund.           

Video of Capital Project


Running for the School Board

Thank you for your interest in running for a seat on the Onteora Board of Education.  The petition should be returned to the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2019, and shall be reviewed to determine that you have signatures of at least 25 qualified voters of the District.  

To qualify for membership on a school board you:

  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Must be a qualified voter of the district; that is, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age or older, and not adjudged to be an incompetent  (Note: a convicted felon is barred from running for a seat on a school board if his or her maximum prison sentence has not expired or if he or she has not been pardoned or discharged from parole)
  • Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election
  • May not have been removed from any school district office within the preceding year (§ 2103(2)).
  • May not reside with another member of the same school board as a member of the same
  • May not be a current employee of the school district
  • May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office

If you meet the qualifications above, and if the petition is in order, your name shall be placed on the ballot for the election, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Petition forms may be picked up at the Onteora Administrative Offices, 4166 Route 28, Boiceville, New York, from the District Clerk between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each business day or downloaded: Download Petition 

Names are placed on the ballot in accordance with a drawing by lot.  This drawing will take place in the District Administrative Office at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. It is not necessary for you to be present.

Click this link to see information from the New York State School Board Association: "Running for the School Board" 


Voting at Large for Two (2) vacancies to be filled, for Two (2) Board Seats for terms as follows:

·        July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022


Budget Newsletter

For the Voter

Absentee Ballot

NOTE: Absentee Ballots are automatically sent to those registered as disabled with the Ulster County Board of Elections and those towns in Greene County which are part of the Onteora Central School District. These ballots will be mailed the last week of April.

If you would like to receive an absentee ballot because you will be unable to vote in person due to illness, hospitalization, incarceration (unless incarcerated for conviction of a felony), travel outside of Ulster County for employment or business reasons, studies, or vacation  (Education Law 2018-a(2), 2018-b(2))  you need to print and complete an Absentee Ballot Application and send it to:
Fern Amster
Onteora Central School District
PO Box 300
Boiceville, NY 12412

Click here to get a PDF of the Absentee Ballot Application

Application for an absentee ballot needs to be received by  5:00 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2019 for a ballot to be mailed to you. (NYS Ed. Law §§ 2018-a(8), 2018-b(9))

Applications may also be picked up at the Central administration office at 4166 State Route 28, Boiceville, NY between 8am and 4pm. You may complete the application and then be given an Absentee Ballot to complete while you are here. If you need special arrangements to complete the absentee ballot process please call 845-657-6383 ext. 1010.

Voter Qualifications

To qualify to vote in the 2019 Budget Vote and Election you must be registered with the Ulster County Board of Elections to vote in the general election.
1. Must be a citizen
2. Be age 18 or older
3. Residence must be ONE and ONLY legal residence (If you vote in the general elections for President, mayor, county legislator, etc., in another town or city or state ... you CANNOT vote in the Budget Vote and Election of the Onteora Central School District.

2019-2020 Forums

April 22 – 7:00 Hurley Town Board
May 6 – 7:00  Shandaken Town Board meeting
May 6 – 6:00 Phoenicia PTA
May 14 – 3:45 Bennett PTA meeting (may include HS and MS)
May 14 - 7:00 Woodstock Town Board meeting
May 8 - 6:00 Woodstock PTA Meeting
May 14 - 7:00 Olive Town Board meeting


2019-2020 Proposed Budget