ELECTION DATE: Tuesday, MAY 21, 2024
Voting locations: School voting districts and locations:
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Voting times: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    The information provided below was gathered by the League of Women Voters of Tompkins County, as of May 7, 2024. To share corrections or updates, please contact

    Many thanks for the assistance provided by our School District Clerks!

    District Clerk:
    Tricia Beresford 607-274-2102
    Deputy Dist. Clerk Emilee Tracy-Arm 607-274-6845
    Or send a message on Let’s Talk:
    School District’s website:
    School Board website:
    Number of members on the School Board: 9

    Election information website: Budget Vote and School Board Election information

    Number of positions open: 3

    Term lengths: 3 years

    Candidates’ names, and public contact information –
    Eldred V. Harris
    Adam Krantweiss
    Todd Fox
    Moira Lang
    Barry Derfel
    Emily Workman
    Steve Cullen

    Incumbent candidates’ biographical information:

    1. Proposed 2024-25 Budget: Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District be authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $168,935,371 to meet the District’s estimated expenditures during the 2024-2025 school year, and to levy the necessary tax therefor?

    2. Appropriation and Expenditure of Capital Reserve Funds: Shall the Board of Education of the Ithaca City School District (the “District”) be authorized to appropriate funds from the District’s “2022 Capital Reserve Fund” in the maximum amount of $3,200,000 and to expend these combined funds for the following purposes: 1) Purchase of up to four (4) electric buses, utilizing rebates to defer costs of said buses; 2) Purchase of up to four (4) ultra-low emission propane buses for long range travel; and 3) Purchase of up to six (6) passenger vehicles to transport students and support student programming, including but not limited to Drivers Education, and to support district departments, including but not limited to the Transportation, Technology, and Facilities Departments?

    3. 2024 Capital Project: Shall the bond resolution adopted by the Board of Education on March 12, 2024, authorizing the construction of improvements to and reconstruction of various School District buildings and facilities, including site and athletic field improvements, transportation infrastructure upgrades and original furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus, appurtenances, and incidental improvements and expenses in connection therewith, at a maximum estimated cost of $125,000,000, and the issuance of $125,000,000 bonds of said School District to pay the cost thereof, to mature over a period not exceeding 30 years, providing that such bonds shall be payable from amounts to be levied in annual installments on taxable real property of said School District; pledging the District’s faith and credit for the payment of such bonds; delegating powers to the chief fiscal officer with respect to the issuance and sale of bond anticipation notes and such bonds, containing an estoppel clause and providing for the publication of an estoppel notice, be approved?

    Date when the School Board election/budget newsletter was/will be sent: May 10, 2024

    Public forums:
    Capital Project Community Conversations
    Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m.
    Danby Fire Hall

    Ithaca Teachers’ Association Forum
    May 9, 6:00- 7:30 p.m.

    Meet the candidates
    Zoom Link

    Public Budget Hearing
    Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.
    York Hall (Ithaca High School)

    Budget details:

    Voter registration deadline:
    The voter registration deadline is May 7, 2024

    If a qualified voter has previously registered with the district or with the county board of elections and has voted within the last four (4) calendar years, they are eligible to vote in the May 21, 2024 Annual District Meeting and Election without re-registering.

    All others who wish to vote in the Annual District Meeting and Election must either pre-register with the district as set forth below or be registered with the Tompkins County or Tioga County board of elections to vote in general elections.

    The district has authorized continuous registration of qualified voters in the
    Office of the District Clerk
    400 Lake Street, Ithaca, New York
    between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, through May 7, 2024.

    To vote in the 2024 Budget Vote and School Board Election, you must be a registered voter and–
    a citizen of the United States;
    18 years of age or older;
    a resident within the district for 30 days immediately preceding May 21, 2024; and
    not otherwise prohibited from voting under Election Law.

    Voting locations: School voting districts and locations
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    Voting times: Noon – 9:00pm