Herricks Budget Dateline 2020
Proposed Budget Remains Within Tax Cap, ENHANCES RESOURCES FOR LEARNINGMessage from the Board of Education The Herricks Public Schools is pleased to present a proposed 2020-21 school budget that preserves and supports all of our academic and extracurricular programs while remaining within the maximum allowable property tax levy limit of 2.35%. As has previously been communicated, this year’s vote was postponed and will be conducted by absentee ballot. An absentee ballot with a postage paid return envelope will be mailed to all qualified voters in the school district and must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on June 9.
Priorities in Developing the 2020-21 BudgetThe proposed budget is based on an extensive set of priorities to continue our district’s tradition of excellence. These drivers guided our decision-making through the budget development process. Priorities included:
• Align budget with the district’s mission and goals.
• Maintain long-term financial wellbeing.
• Address education regulations, mandates and legal requirements, such as APPR and the Affordable Care Act.
• Respect that property taxes from homeowners are the major source of revenue for the budget.
• Provide efficient, cost-effective operations and strong fiscal controls and oversight.
• Conduct a thorough review of all budget items, seek cost-saving efficiencies.
• Use data to assess instructional programs and ensure accountability.
If you are registered with the Nassau County Board of Elections, you are automatically registered for school elections.
To vote on June 9, you must be:
• 18 years of age.
• A citizen of the United States.
• A resident of the Herricks School District for 30 days prior to June 9, 2020.
• Qualified to register or is registered to vote in accord with section 5-106 of the Election Law which excludes: a) those convicted felons who have not been pardoned or had their rights of citizenship restored, those whose maximum sentence of imprisonment has not expired; and/or those who have not been discharged from parole; b) persons adjudged mentally
incompetent by a court. How do I register? Prospective voters can register with the Nassau County Board of Elections by completing an online application with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as soon as possible at https://
What will I be voting on?
• Proposition No. 1: The annual budget for the 2020-21 school year.
• Voters will also be asked to elect two members of the Board of Education commencing July 1, 2020, for a three-year term.
How do I vote?
A: All qualified voters will receive an absentee ballot mailed to their homes. You will see three parts: a pre-paid mailing envelope, the ballot and an oath envelope. Once completed, the ballot must be placed in the oath envelope, signed and sealed. The oath envelope will be placed in the mailing envelope.