HS seniors encouraged to vote May 17 Superintendent Ken Slentz visited students in Participation in Government classes to encourage those who are 18 to exercise their right to vote. They will have an opportunity to do so from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the Waterman School auditorium. It is the annual Budget Vote and Board Election.
“Many of your fellow students around the world will never have this opportunity. Don’t take this right for granted,” Slentz said. “Be an informed voter,” he said as he outlined the school district’s four propositions (which include the annual budget, a bus purchase request, a capital improvement project and the creation of a reserve fund). He also explained that voters will see a proposition for the Skaneateles Public Library, which is totally independent of the school district’s budget, on this ballot. By NY State law, school district ballots are the vehicle for public libraries to reach voters. The two are totally separate: one doesn’t affect the other.
Students need not be registered in order to vote in a school election. Slentz encouraged students to register so that they can vote in the presidential election in November. “Don’t stand on the sidelines,” Slentz said, encouraging students to pay attention and to vote, both locally and nationally.
For more details on the budget and the propositions, go to “District” at the top of this page, and click on Board of Education, and then on 2016-’17 budget process. Or click here: http://www.skanschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=274
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