Budget 2024-25

  • 2024-25 RESULTS
    Results for Proposition I: Budget of $78,785,000 passed - Yes, 853; No, 231.

    Elected Board Members: Three candidates receiving the largest number of votes to be elected for three-year terms: Lynn Errington (757), Gordon Crock (730), Paul Steimle (621), JoAnne Kukoda-Elnicky (600).


    Absentee Ballots

    Absentee ballots are available for the Amherst Central School District vote beginning April 3, 2024.  A District voter must request an application for an absentee ballot in advance of the vote date. The voter must complete the application and state the reason they will not be able to appear in person on the day of the District election/vote for which the absentee ballot is requested. A qualified voter in the district may use an absentee ballot if, on voting day, they are a patient in a hospital or unable to appear personally because of illness or physical disability; is required to be outside the country because of duties, occupation or studies; is on vacation outside the country; or is detained in jail awaiting conviction of an offense other than a felony. The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election/vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election/vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.

    If the absentee ballot application form does not provide a reason that you are entitled to an absentee ballot, the application will be processed as an application for an early mail ballot and you will be sent an early mail ballot if otherwise eligible.

    Upon receipt and approval of the application, a ballot will be mailed. The completed ballot must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2024 the day of the vote. For more information, contact the District Clerk at dcustodi@amherstschools.org or visit the office at 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY.  Read ACSD Policy #1640 - Absentee Ballots.


    NEW! Early Voting Ballots

    A qualified voter may vote as an early mail voter. Each person entitled to vote as an early mail voter and wanting to obtain an early mail ballot must make written application to the district clerk. Contact dcustodi@amherstschools.org beginning April 3, 2024 for an Early Voting Application. The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election/vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election/vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.

    Upon receipt and approval of the application, a ballot will be mailed. The completed ballot must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2024 the day of the vote. For more information, contact the District Clerk at dcustodi@amherstschools.org or visit the office at 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY.



    Voter Eligibility


    To qualify as a voter, a person must be:
    • a citizen of the United States
    • at least 18 years old
    • a resident of Amherst Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote.(Education Law § 2012)

    Apartment dwellers who meet these qualifications are eligible. No prior registration is required and residents do not have to be registered voters. (Education Law § 2012)


    Electronic Poll Books

    The Erie County Board of Elections has provided tablet-style electronic poll books for use at the polls on May 21, 2024. Voters may visit any table to sign in with a poll worker. Voters will provide their full name to the poll worker who will locate it on the iPad and flip the screen to the voter for a signature. A stylus will be available to use for signature.



    Community Feedback

    The Amherst Board of Education values input from our community. Please use this voluntary Community Feedback Form to provide feedback on the budget process to help inform school administrators and the Amherst Board of Education as they plan for next year’s budget.

    Budget Public Hearing


     

     
    Board of Education Election

    There will be three board seats on the May 21 ballot. The three candidates with the highest votes will serve a three-year term from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027.

    Candidate bios are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot.

    Gordon Crock
    Gordon Crock

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    Lynn Errington 
    Lynn Errington
     
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    Joanne Kukoda-Elnicky
    JoAnne Kukoda-Elnicky

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    Paul Steimle

    Paul Steimle

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    Resources for Prospective School Board Members


    Budget & Election Timeline

    Feb. 21, 2024 - BOE nominating petitions available
    April 3, 2024 – Absentee Ballot and Early Voting applications available
    April 22, 2024 - BOE nominating petitions deadline at 5 p.m.
    April 23, 2024 - BOE ballot positions selection
    May 7, 2024 - BOE budget hearing
    May 5 -15, 2024 - Budget newsletters delivered
    May 21, 2024 - BOE budget vote and election


    Budget Documents
    2024-2025 Budget Book
    Budget Newsletter - 2024-25
    Budget Update - 4-23-24
    Budget Update - 4-16-24
    Budget Update - 3-19-24
    Budget Update - 2-6-24
    Three Year Program Continuation Budget Forecast 12-12-23

Four Year History

  • Results 2023-24

  • Results 2022-23

  • Results 2021-22

  • Results 2020-21