• Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, please be advised of the following regarding the school district budget vote and election:

     

    All School District Budget Votes and Elections have been adjourned to Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and will take place by absentee ballot only. 

     Please be further advised of the following:

    Postcards have been mailed to all district residents containing information regarding the budget hearing, budget vote and election, absentee ballots, and voter qualification.

     

    On or by June 1, 2020, all qualified voters will be mailed an absentee ballot. If you are a qualified voter and do not receive an absentee ballot by June 3, 2020, you may request that one be sent to you by mail by contacting Ms. Tamara Whooten, District Clerk, at 315-829-7425. Please leave your name, address, and telephone number.

     

    Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, in order to be counted, all absentee ballots must be received at the VVS District Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

     

    A qualified voter is one who is: A registered voter; A citizen of the United States; Eighteen years of age or older; A resident of the VVS School District for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the annual vote and election.

    Please be advised of the following dates:

     

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020: The Board of Education adopted its 2020-2021 tentative budget. Budget details will be shared on this webpage below shortly. Additionally, The Board of Education will hold a virtual Budget Hearing on June 2, 2020, and the Budget Newsletter will be mailed to residents on June 3, 2020.

    Monday, June 1, 2020: Qualified voters will be mailed an absentee ballot on or before this date. 

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020: Budget Hearing will take place virtually beginning at 6:30 p.m. Information will be presented regarding the 2020-2021 school budget and information on how to access the meeting will be provided in advance on the District's website at www.vvsschools.org.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2002: Budget Newsletter mailed out to District residents.

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020: School District Budget Vote and Election will take place by absentee ballot only. Absentee ballots must be received at the VVS District Office by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Board of Education approves the results of the budget vote and election. Information on how to access the meeting will be provided in advance on the District's website at www.vvsschools.org.

     

    Board of Education Election:

    There are three Board of Education Members whose term is expiring. Two encumbant members are running fo re-election. Those members are Ann Pangburn and Thomas Moats. There are three additional candidates running for election. They are Valarie Marris, Samantha Netzband, and Mattthew Cole.

     

    Budget Summary Information:

    The Board of Education has approved a proposed 2020-21 school year budget in the amount of $40,960,857. This represents a change over the current school year of $1,459,665, or 3.70%.

    The Board of Education has approved a proposed 2020-21 school year levy in the amount of $14,852,590. This represents a change over the current school year of $431,200, or 2.99%. The proposed levy is below the calculated state allowable levy limit of 3.00%.

    To offset any further levy increase, the Board of Education has allocated the use of its fund balance and reserves in the amount of $2,666,459.

    There is no increase to the percentage of the budget allocated for administrative functions. It remains at 8.7% for the proposed 2020-21 school year budget.

    There are no salary increases in the proposed 2020-21 budget for the Superintendent of Schools, the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and the Director of Pupil Services and Personnel Development.

     

    Additional budget detail information will be shared below on this webpage shortly. Questions regarding the budget vote and election should be directed to Ms. Tamara Whooten, District Clerk at 315-829-7425, or Mr. Mark Wixson, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operation at 315-829-7487.

      

    School Budget Information and Community Budget Resources 
    School Budget Information and Community Budget Resources
     

    Please find in the links below information that may assist you in learning more about the VVS School District Proposed Budget and school district budgets in general.  We hope that you will find this information helpful, and as always feel free to contact the VVS District Office at 315-829-7487 with any other questions regarding the VVS School District Budget.

     
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