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2019-20 Budget Information

Each spring the Board of Education adopts a spending plan for the coming school year, which is then put forward for a community vote on the third Tuesday in May.  This year, district residents will vote May 21, 2019 on the 2019-20 school year budget proposal.

In developing the proposed 2019-20 budget, the district observed the following guiding principles:

  • Align resources with Strategic Plan
  • Unrelenting focus on student learning PK-12
  • Support all curricular areas
  • Sustain a safe, healthy learning environment
  • Refine and expand Career Pathways
  • Strengthen and further develop systems & structures to support priorities
  • Build professional capacity
  • Demonstrate commitment to long-range planning and fiscal stewardship
How Can I Learn More?
A public hearing on the budget will be held on May 13, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the ESM High School Library, 6400 Fremont Rd., East Syracuse.  Questions and comments may also be directed to Katherine Skahen, Executive Director of School Business Administration, at 315-434-3004 or by e-mailing
When and Where is the Vote?
The ESM Board of Education will hold its budget and school board member election on May 21, 2019 from noon to 9 p.m. in the ESM High School new/small gym, 6400 Fremont Rd., East Syracuse.
Who Can Vote?
To be eligible to vote in the school election, you must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, and an ESM district resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote date.  No prior registration is required.
Can I Get an Absentee Ballot?
Applications for absentee ballots for eligible voters who are incapacitated or out of town on May 21, 2019, may be obtained by calling the District Clerk's office at 315-434-3004.  If you would like your ballot mailed to you, your application must be received by the District Clerk's office by 4 p.m. on May 14th.  If you plan to pick up your ballot, your application must be received by the District Clerk's Office by 4 p.m. on May 20.

2019 Legal Notice of Annual Vote & Election

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