2022-2023 School Budget Vote and BOE Election FAQ

Q: How do I vote?

A: Eligible residents of Tarrytown may vote in the auditorium at Washington Irving School and eligible residents of Sleepy Hollow may vote in the cafeteria at W.L. Morse School on May 17, 2022 from 7:00AM – 9:00PM.

Q: How do I apply for an absentee ballot?

A: You can apply for an absentee ballot on the tufsd.org website under Voter Information or click on the following links for the forms –
Absentee Ballot Application (English)
Absentee Ballot Application (Spanish)

Q: Who is an eligible voter for this election?

A: As noted on the tufsd.org website – To be eligible to vote in this election, a person must be: (1) At least 18 years of age by May 2022; (2) A U.S. citizen ; (3) A resident of the school district for 30 days or longer immediately preceding the vote and not otherwise prohibited from voting. All other qualified voters must register.
Note: Qualified voters who are registered with the Westchester County Board of Elections are eligible to vote in school district elections. If you are not registered, you can register with the Westchester County Board of Elections by mail or remotely through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at:   https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

Q. What propositions are included in the ballot this year?

A. The ballot will include four propositions, as follows:

  • Proposition 1: School Budget Proposition for 2022-23 in the amount of $86,430,432.
  • Establishment of a capital reserve fund to which the District will commit surplus funds a maximum of 10 years and $12 million.
  • Approval of expected transportation costs related to the identification of a Child Safety Zone in an area of the District where students currently walk to school, but should be bused for safety reasons.
  • Two (2) Board of Education Trustee seats.

Q: Who is running for the two Board of Education (BOE) trustee seats?

A: Trustees Jennifer Liddy Green’s and Kevin Miller’s terms end on June 30. There are 3 candidates on the ballot to fill the two opening trustee seats that will be vacated by Green and Miller – Ida Michael, John Sutherland, and Amanda Wallwin. Trustees serve for three-year terms.

Q: What important budget themes have been discussed for this year?

A. As reported from the BOE on the tufsd.org website, “Among the stated budget themes for this year are to: maintain appropriate K-12 class size and course offerings; continue support for after-school and summer programs to address learning loss during the Covid pandemic; reduce the district’s reliance on the appropriated fund balance; maintains a focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; identify district transportation needs, particularly with the establishment of a Child Safety Zone in Sleepy Hollow; and continue Tarrytown’s highly successful Columbia University Teachers College Writing Project.”

Q. What new things are included in the budget this year?

A: Please refer to the “Budget Highlights” on the fourth and fifth slide of this budget overview presentation.

Q. Where can I see the full budget?

A. Click on the highlighted text to view the 2022-2023 Proposed Budget.