LEVITTOWN, NY — Residents in the Levittown Public Schools district will vote by mail June 9 this year to approve the district’s proposed 2020-21 school budget, as well as elect trustees. Furthermore, a budget hearing is planned at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.
Voting this year will be absentee ballot only. The district said it will send absentee ballots with a postage-paid return envelope to residents whose names can be obtained from registration rolls used in the May 2019 budget vote and election, as well as for residents whose names have been added to the rolls since then.
Ballots must be received by the district no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 and must be returned in the provided envelope with the attestation on the envelope signed by the voter. Those who did not receive a mail-in ballot by June 1 should email Elizabeth Appelbaum, the district clerk, at email@example.com.
Due to the coronavirus, the Board of Registration will not meet to register voters. You can register to vote with the Board of Elections applying online with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo changed the voting process this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo has warned that the economic effect of the shutdown imposed to curb the outbreak could mean much less money available for state education aid. The state will be assessing and adjusting its budget several times in the course of 2020. Cuomo’s last estimate was that state aid would be 20 percent lower than already promised.
Here is the latest 2020-21 draft budget published on the district’s website.
This article originally appeared on the Levittown Patch