• About the budget

    The school budget is the biggest investment the community collectively makes with its tax dollars. District leaders work to make the most effective use of resources to develop and manage the budget in a responsible and transparent manager, benefit students and staff and be accountable to taxpayers.

    Each spring the board of education adopts a budget for the coming school year for a community vote. New York state has designated the third Tuesday in May as the date for school district budget votes. The date for the 2021-22 budget vote is planned for May 18, 2021.

    2021-22 budget information

    Budget development

     
     
     
     
     
    Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the school budget planning process by providing input. For further information about the budget or the forums, please call (914) 422-2071. Questions about the budget process can be emailed to budget@wpcsd.us
     
    Budget development news
     

    School budget vote 

    Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the school budget planning process by providing input. The budget vote will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from noon to 9 p.m. at the district's regular voting locations

    Board of Education election

    Voters will elect three members to serve a three-year term on the board, beginning July 1, 2021. 

    Residents who are interested in running for a seat on the board must collect 100 signatures from qualified school district voters. Petitions, which are available now, must be filed by 5 p.m. on April 28 in the district clerk’s office.

    To qualify for board membership, an individual:

    • Must be able to read and write;
    • Must be a qualified district voter;
    • Must be, and have been, a district resident for at least one year prior to the election, but need not be a taxpayer;
    • May be the only member of his/her household on the board;
    • May not be an employee of the district;
    • May not simultaneously hold another public office, which has been determined by law, court ruling or Commissioner’s decision to be incompatible.

    For more information, please contact District Clerk Michele Schoenfeld at 914-422-2071.

     

  • Voter information

    Each year, qualified voters across New York state head to the polls to vote on their school district’s budget proposal and board candidates.

    Voter qualifications

    In order to vote in school elections, a person must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a district resident for at least 30 days prior to the scheduled vote date.

    Voter registration 

    Registration for qualified voters who are new to the city, have changed their address or have not yet registered to vote in general elections will take place on Saturday, May 1 from 12-5 p.m. at Mamaroneck Avenue School.

    In-person voting

    In-person voting will take place Tuesday, May 18 between 12-9 p.m. Social distancing measures will be in effect and all election officials will be wearing masks and all voters will be required to wear masks.

    Absentee ballots 

    Voters who choose to vote by absentee ballot need to submit an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballot applications may be requested from the district clerk, due to absence from the city on election day, temporary or permanent illness or physical disability, or potential for contraction of the virus that causes COVID-19, among other reasons. For further information, please call 914-422-2071.