The 2023-2024 School Budget Vote and Board Election will be held on May 16, 2023 in the Middle-High School Gym from Noon to 8:00 pm.
PROPOSITION NUMBER 1
Shall the following resolution be adopted?
RESOLVED, that the budget for the Allegany-Limestone Central School District, Cattaraugus, New York, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2024, as presented by the Board of Education, is hereby approved and adopted and the required funds therefore are hereby appropriated and the necessary real property taxes required shall be collected by a tax on the taxable property in said District to be levied as required by law.
PROPOSITION NUMBER 2 -VEHICLE PURCHASE RESERVE FUND
Shall the following resolution be adopted?
RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Allegany Limestone Central School District (the “District”) is hereby authorized to establish a capital reserve fund pursuant to Section 3651 of the Education Law of the State of New York (the “Fund”); which Fund shall be known as the “2023 Vehicle Purchase Reserve Fund” of the District; which Fund shall be established for the purpose of purchasing vehicles to be used in the transportation program of the District; which Fund shall have an ultimate amount of $5,000,000, plus interest earned thereon; which Fund shall have a probable term of not longer than ten (10) years; and that the permissible sources from which the Board is authorized to appropriate monies to such Fund from time to time shall be: (a) unappropriated fund balance of the District, (b) State aid received as reimbursement for expenditures from the Fund, and (d) such other sources as the Board or the voters of the District may direct from time to time, as may be permitted by law.
The Board of Education Members:
Vote for Any Two: Matthew Kahm, Michele SpringThese are five-year terms, July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2028.
Matthew Kahm, current member of the ALCS School Board, will be running as an incumbent in the May 16th, 2023 election. As a current member of the ALCS Board of Education, Kahm is currently the chair of the Budget Committee. He is a lifelong resident of the Allegany/Olean community, graduating from St. Bonaventure University in 2003 with a B.S. in Business Administration and currently is the General Manager/Managing Partner at the Shults Auto Group headquartered in Lakewood, NY. When asked about his decision to run for another term, Kahm replied, “It’s a wonderful area to live, work and raise a family. I feel it’s our responsibility to pay it forward and work closely with the next generation. I can’t see a better way than supporting the very institution that educates our children and prepares them for what lies ahead.” Matt, his wife, Lynn and his two children reside in Allegany.
Michele received her degree in Math/Science and currently works as a Senior Accountant for the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging. She has been the Treasurer and a Board Member of Enchanted Mountain Soccer Club for 10 plus years. When asked why she is choosing to run as a candidate for the ALCS Board of Education, Michele replied, “that she strongly believes in quality public education for current and future students.” Michele has four children that have or are going through this district, and she views this as an opportunity to get involved and advocate on behalf of her own children, as well as all other students in the district. Michele believes she has many strong qualities that would be beneficial, and she looks forward to the opportunity to show them.
What are the qualifications for voting?
- Citizen of the United States; and
- At least 18 years old; and
- A resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the meeting at which the person would like to vote
- Can I vote by absentee ballot?
- Yes, but the reason for the request must be acceptable per law. See the absentee ballot application below. The acceptable reasons are listed on the application.
- Am I required to wear a mask when I vote?
- Yes, all voters must wear an acceptable mask that covers both the nose and mouth and adhere to all COVID-19 safety measures.
In order to receive an absentee ballot, an absentee application must be completed and returned via mail or in person. The application must be received by the district clerk at least seven days before the election, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be issued to the voter in person. Please note that the applications may be acquired by anyone but the ballot can only be given to the voter.