Business Office

Business Office

Voter Registration
May 11, 2021 
2:00 - 7:00 PM
Greenlawn and Guilford Elementary Schools
 
Budget Hearing
May 11, 2021
6:00 PM
HS Auditorium
 
Budget Vote & BOE Election
May 18, 2021
Noon - 9:00 PM 
Greenlawn and Guilford Elementary Schools

Candidate Vacancies for School Board

Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. not later than April 19, 2021. The following vacancies are to be filled:
 
  • A three-year term (July 2021 - June 2024), presently held by Tina Ammon
  • A three-year term (July 2021 - June 2024), presently held by Keith Hanvey
  • A three-year term (July 2021 - June 2024), presently held by Rebecca Sullivan
 
Petition information is available on the district website on the Board of Education page or by contacting the District Office. Each petition must be addressed to the Clerk of the District, be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the District, shall state the residence of each signer, and the name and address of the candidate. Vacancies upon the Board shall not be considered separate specific offices. The individuals receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the vacancies.

Voter Information

Voter Registration
Personal registration of Voters is required for the annual vote. 
 
No person shall be entitled to the vote there at whose name does not appear in the register of the school district, except those persons who registered to vote pursuant to the provisions of Election Law § 5-612. (Qualified voters who are registered with the County Board of Elections are eligible to vote without further registration.) Persons otherwise qualified to vote who voted in any annual vote conducted within four calendar years before the preparation of the register need not personally register for this vote.
 
Registration will be held on May 11, 2021 from 2:00-7:00 PM at the Greenlawn Elementary School and the Guilford Elementary School. Voters may register with the District Clerk, 18 Juliand Street, until May 13, 2021. Office hours are 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 
 
The register of the school district shall be filed five days before the date of the vote in the office of the District Clerk, located at 18 Juliand Street, Bainbridge, New York where it is open for inspection by any qualified voter of the district between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., each day up to and including the day set for the vote, except Sunday. 
 
Voter Qualifications 
A person shall be entitled to vote on the appointed date for the election of school district officials, and upon all other matters which may be in the form of a referendum, who is: 
1.  A citizen of the United States.
2.  Eighteen years of age.
3.  A resident within the district for a period of thirty (30) days next preceding the meeting at which he/she offers to vote. (Legal residence is determined by the fixed and permanent home of the voter. Property ownership alone does NOT equal residency. Ownership of real property alone does not qualify an individual to vote in the election of that district.)
 
No person shall be determined ineligible to vote by reason of race, creed, color or sex, who has other qualifications in this section.

Military Ballots
Military voters who are not currently registered may apply to register as a qualified voter of the School District by requesting to be registered by the District Clerk at (607) 967-6321 or [email protected].  Registered, qualified voters of the School District may apply for a military ballot by requesting an application from the District Clerk at the phone number or email address listed above.  For a military voter to be issued a military ballot, the District Clerk must have received a valid ballot application no later than 5:00 pm on April 22, 2021. In a request for a military ballot application or ballot, the military voter may indicate their preference for receiving the application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail.

Absentee Ballots 
Note: As of March 1, 2021. These guidelines may change with current pandemic conditions. 

A  Voter who is registered and who may be unavoidably ABSENT FROM THE COUNTY of residence because of his/her duties, occupation, business, vacation, attendance at college, sickness, disability or detention in jail or prison, may obtain and submit an application for an absentee ballot. 
 
The procedure for obtaining an absentee ballot is:
  1. Obtain and submit an application for an absentee ballot.
  2. If the ballot will be mailed the application must be received no later than the SEVENTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION (May 11, 2021). 
  3. Upon completion of the application, the ballot will be given to the applicant or, in the case of a written request, will be mailed to the applicant. 
Completed ballots MUST BE received by the District Clerk not later than 5:00 PM on the day of the election (May 18, 2021). 
 
Please contact the District Clerk by phone at 967-6321 or by mail at BGCSD, 18 Juliand Street, Bainbridge, NY 13733 for more information or to receive an application.
 

2021-22 Budget and Vote Information

School Budget Information!
 
Budget season has begun here at Bainbridge-Guilford.   If you are interested in hearing and learning more about the different areas of the 2021-2022 school budget, budget information will be presented at each of the Board meetings for the next couple of months.

We welcome any community members who would like to join us as we move through the various areas of the budget working towards a final spending plan to present to tax payers for vote in May. COVID restrictions (mask wearing, social distancing and visitor questionnaire) will be in place. We hope to see you there!
 
Below is the schedule for the remainder of the budget presentations:
 
Jan 21 - Transportation and Buildings & Grounds
Feb 4 – Special Education
Feb 18 – Tax Cap review 
Mar 4 – TBD
Mar 18 – Budget Progress Update

 BUDGET TIMELINE:
April 15 – Board of Education Adopts the 2021-22 School Budget
 
April 19 – School Board Candidate Nominating Petitions are due in the District Office by 5 PM. 
 
May 5 – Budget Brochure mailed to District Residents
 
May 11 – Voter Registration at the Town Halls
May 11 – Public Budget Hearing 
 
May 18 – District Residents vote on the proposed budget – Town Halls in Guilford and Bainbridge.
 

School Tax Information Online

School Tax Information Online
School tax information for the Bainbridge-Guilford Central School District can be found online at the following website:
 
 
To search for a property, do not complete all fields in the search area.  The best way to do a search is to type only the first few letters of either the street name or the owners name or the first few digits of the tax map number and hit search.

The last day for the collection of school taxes was Monday, November 2, 2020.  Please contact the county in which your property is located after November 15, 2020 to inquire about paying school taxes through your county tax department.

 

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