2020-2021 Gananda Central School District Budget Information

The Gananda Central School District Budget Report is available for review below. Due to the anticipated fiscal difficulties, the budget presented focuses on solely maintaining the current programs and services. It does not expand or reduce any programs. At the elementary school it maintains class sizes of 15-20 in Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and classes of 18-24 in grades 3-5. At the high school it included the traditional Regents classes and 41 classes in which students can earn college credits.  The middle school budget maintains the current structure while matching staffing to enrollment changes.  The budget also maintains extra-curricular sports, performing arts and visual arts at the same level. The total proposed budget is $24,576,817, or a 0.9% increase from last year. Additional information can also be found on our Business Office webpage.
 
Board of Education Candidates
Also included in the budget report are the three candidates seeking election for the two open seats on the seven-member Board of Education. Members are elected by district residents and serve three-year terms without pay.  The three candidates for the Board of Education are:
  • Bill Buchko
  • John Edlund
  • Shauna Phillips
 
Voting Information
Voting Day: Tuesday, June 16th*** 
 
****Absentee ballots will be accepted by drop box at the entrance to Gananda Middle School from 8am to 5pm on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9.  The NYS Govenor has extended the deadline to mail in your vote. Your ballots must be received by 5pm on June 16th to be counted. Please ensure you have your ballots in the mail in enough time for them to get to the District Clerk by 5pm on June 16th. No ballots will be counted after June 16th.
 
Polling Location: There will be no in-person voting. All voting will take place via absentee ballot. Absentee ballots were mailed to each household, however, if you did not receive your ballot, contact the District Clerk by calling 315-986-0610. All ballots must be mailed to the Gananda Central School District Office located at 1500 Dayspring Ridge, Walworth, NY 14568. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk on June 16 by 5pm. If you forget to mail your absentee ballot in, there will be a drop box available at the entrance to Gananda Middle School from 8am to 5pm on Monday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 9. 
 
Voter Eligibility:  In order to vote, individuals must meet the following requirements:
  • Resident of the District for 30 days preceding June 9, 2020
  • United States Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
Community Virtual Budget Discussions
Superintendent Dr. Shawn Van Scoy will be hosting six Virtual Budget Discussions for the community to learn more about the proposed budget and ask questions.  The discussions will be held virtually on Zoom during the following dates and times:
 
  • Wednesday, May 27: Budget Hearing 7pm
  • Thursday, May 28: 10am and 7pm
  • Saturday, May 30: 9am
  • Monday, June 1: 12pm (Noon) and 8pm
  • Wednesday, June 3: 6pm
     
Pre-registration is required to participate in the virutal budget discussions.  To register, go to the date and time of the Community Discussion you are interested in on the district calendar and click on the link included on that date. Please note there will be no video or audio for guests during the meeting, however, guests can type their questions in the "Chat" section and the questions will be addressed by the host.