Marshall Miles Interviews Ray Castellani, Superintendent of Webutuck Central School District



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public hearing of the qualified voters of the
Northeast (Webutuck) Central School District will be held May 26, 2020. Copies of the
budget and the text of any proposition that will be presented to the voters will be
available for review by any qualified voter beginning on May 26, 2020 upon request by
email to the District Clerk at
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the annual meeting of the qualified voters of the
Northeast (Webutuck) Central School District will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, to
vote by absentee ballot exclusively upon the following items:

  1. Shall the 2020-2021 Budget as adopted by the Board of Education in the amount
    of $23,909,545, with anticipated revenue exclusive of taxes in the amount of
    $8,309,036 and the amount to be raised through taxes of $15,600,509, be
  2. To elect three (3) members to the Board of Education, for three-year terms,
    commencing July 1, 2020 and expiring on June 30, 2023.
  3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting
    pursuant to the Education Law of the State of New York.
    AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the
    amount of money which will be required to fund the School District’s budget for the
    2020-2021 school year, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any taxpayer in
    the District during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding June 9, 2020 via email
    AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the qualified voters of the School
    District shall be entitled to vote in said annual vote and election by absentee ballot
    exclusively due to the prevalence and community spread of COVID-19, that the potential
    for contraction of the COVID-19 virus shall be deemed temporary illness for all qualified
    voters. All qualified voters shall receive an absentee ballot with a postage paid return
    envelope. Completed ballots must be mailed and received by the District Clerk no later
    than 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of
    the United States of America, (2) eighteen (18) years of age or older, (3) resident
    within the School District for a period of thirty (30) days preceding the annual vote
    and election and (4) not otherwise disqualified under the Election Law. Anyone who
    meets the definition of a “qualified voter”, but does not believe (s)he will be on the
    School District’s poll list, which contains the names of residents who voted in previous
    elections, please contact the District Clerk by email at as
    soon as possible to ensure timely receipt of the absentee ballot for the 2020 annual


The Education Law makes special provisions for absentee voting by “permanently
disabled” voters of the District and any questions regarding these rights should be
directed to the Clerk of the Board. All completed ballots shall be mailed to the Office of
the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.
A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available
upon request to the District Clerk on each of the five days prior to the day of the election,
except Saturday or Sunday, and the day set for the election. Any qualified voter present
in the polling place may object to the voting of the ballot upon appropriate grounds by
making his/her challenge and reasons therefore known to the Inspector of Election before
the close of the polls.
AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a rule adopted by the
Board of Education in accordance with Education Law §§ 2035, 2008, any referenda or
propositions to amend the budget, or otherwise to be submitted for voting at said election,
must be filed with and directed to the District Clerk at the District Office, on or before
May 8, 2020; must be typed or printed in the English language. However, the Board of
Education will not entertain or place before the voters any petition or any proposition if
its purpose is beyond the power of the voters or is illegal, or any proposition requiring the
expenditure of monies which fails to include specific appropriations for all such
expenditures required by the proposition.

Therese M. Trotter
Webutuck Central School District
Clerk of the Board
Amenia, NY 12501


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