Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Troy CSD Budget vote originally scheduled for May 19 has been rescheduled. Votes will be cast by absentee ballot provided by the District. The District must receive completed ballots no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, to be counted. See below for additional information.
How to vote
In the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting this year will take place using absentee ballots only, per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. Qualified Voters who have voted in any of the last five district votes will be sent an absentee ballot and a postage-paid return envelope in the mail the week of June 1. Anyone who meets the definition of a qualified voter and does not believe they will be on this list may request a ballot by contacting the District Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. To be counted, all completed absentee ballots must be received in the Office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on June 9, 2020.
You are an eligible voter if you are:
- A legal US citizen
- 18 years old by June 9, 2020
- Live within the Troy City School District boundaries for at least 30 days prior to June 9, 2020.
Board of Education Election
Six candidates are running for three open seats on the 2020-2021 Board of Education. Click here to view Board Candidate bios.
Meet the Candidates Night and Budget Hearing
The Meet the Candidates Night and Budget Hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 via Google Meet.
- Meet the Candidates Recording: https://youtu.be/G929R1sn89M
- Budget Hearing Recording: https://youtu.be/EHgfVQJCpzM
CBS-6: Increased taxes proposed as layoffs are imminent in several local school districts
ABC-10: Troy School budget proposal eliminates positions, includes pay freeze, looks to bridge state funding shortfall
Times Union: Troy budget proposal cuts reading teachers
Times Union: Troy schools face teacher layoffs; City schools facing tough choices as state aid doesn’t cover spending
Wall Street Journal: New York Schools Prepare for Cuts as Coronavirus Hurts State Revenue
Spectrum News: School Districts Make Tough Budget Decisions
Budget Development Calendar
January 22, 6 p.m.
Budget Discussions (Tax Cap, Projected Budget, Advocacy, Governor’s Proposal)
February 5, 6:30 p.m.
Draft 1 – Budget Discussions
March 4, 6:30 p.m.
Draft 2 – Budget Discussions
April 8, 6:30 p.m.
Draft 3 – Budget Discussions
April 21, 6:30 p.m.
Draft 4 – Budget Discussions
May 20, 6 p.m.
Board to tentatively adopt budget
May 27, 6 p.m.
Meet the Candidates and Budget Hearing
June 9, 5 p.m.
VOTE by absentee ballot only. All ballots must be received to the Office of the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.