Budget 2023-24

  • Results

    Many thanks to our wonderful community for passing our 2023-24 budget with an 82.4% approval rating. Results for Proposition I: Budget of $75,538,000 passed - Yes, 594; No, 127. Elected Board Members: Two candidates receiving the largest number of votes to be elected for three-year terms: Jessica McLaughlin (548), Maryjane Metzen (421), Collin Bishop (310).

    Foundation Aid Plan

    School Districts in New York State that receive Foundation Aid funding are required to develop a spending plan for those funds and make it accessible to the community. Districts are also required to develop a method to gain comments and feedback from the community on the use of those funds. Available here is the Foundation Aid Plan and the Community Feedback Form.

    Amherst CSD Foundation Aid Plan

    Community Feedback Form
    Absentee Ballots

    Absentee ballots are available for the Amherst Central School District vote.  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, he or she is 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 action 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.

    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 16, the day of the vote. For more information, contact the District Clerk or visit the office at 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY.  Read ACSD Policy #1640 - Absentee Ballots

    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)

    NEW! Electronic Poll Books 

    The Erie County Board of Elections has provided tablet-style electronic poll books for use at the polls on May 16, 2023. 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.

    Board of Education Election

    There will be two board seats on the May 16 ballot. The two candidates with the highest votes will serve a three-year term from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026.

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

    Jessica McLaughlin
    Jessica McLaughlin
    Read her bio
    Maryjane Metzen

    Maryjane Metzen
    Read her bio
    Collin Bishop

    Collin Bishop
    Read his bio

    Budget Public Hearing
    Watch the Hearing video, View the Hearing Presentation in Budget Documents 


    Budget & Election Timeline

    Feb. 15, 2023 - BOE nominating petitions available
    April 17, 2023 - BOE nominating petitions deadline at 5 p.m.
    April 18, 2023 - BOE ballot positions selection
    May 2, 2023 - BOE budget hearing
    May 5-10, 2023 - Budget newsletters delivered
    May 16, 2023 - BOE budget vote and election   

    Budget Documents

    2023-24 Budget Book
    Budget Hearing Presentation 5-2-23
    2023-24 Budget Development Update 3-21-23  
    2023-24 Budget Development: Revenues, Cash Flow and Investments 2-7-23  
    Three Year Program Continuation Budget Forecast 1-10-23

    2023-24 Budget Newsletter

Three Year History

  • Results 2022-23

  • Results 2021-22

  • Results 2020-21