In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.26, the Budget Vote and School Board Election will be held by Absentee Ballot only on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Any qualified voter shall be entitled to vote via absentee ballot. To be a qualified voter, you must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old by June 9, 2020, a New Paltz Central School District resident for at least 30 days prior to June 9th, and not disqualified for any reason set forth in NYS Election Law Section 5-106.
Registered voters of the District will automatically receive Absentee Ballots by mail. However, due to a significant supply issue with envelopes, absentee ballots have not been mailed yet. Our vendor is working diligently to resolve this issue. Qualified unregistered voters may request an absentee ballot by completing the Request for Absentee Ballot Form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This form should be returned by June 2, 2020.
All absentee ballots will include a prepaid return envelope. Please remember to sign the ballot envelope. Due to time constraints, it is important to return your ballot as soon as possible so that it is received by the deadline. To assist you in doing so, the District will be locating a secure ballot drop-off box at the District office. Further details will be communicated on this page next week.
Completed ballots must be received by the District by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Message from the NPCSD Legislative Action Committee
The New Paltz Central School District exists for the children of the community. The focus of its programs and activities is the commitment to measured excellence and continuous growth and development for all.
Our Guiding Principles
Focus on learning and success for all
Create a cohesive and inclusive culture K-12, across buildings and departments
Empower and create success for disengaged and disenfranchised students
Statement of Non-Discrimination
The District condemns and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you may make a claim that your rights have been denied. This claim or grievance may be filed with the Director of Student Support Services Title IX Officer: New Paltz Central School District, 196 Main Street, New Paltz, NY, 12561, (845) 256-4046
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Celebrations and Ceremonies
The New Paltz educational community felt the loss of anticipated graduation and moving up ceremonies weeks before we entered the season, now imminent, for such ceremonies. The first of many "what can be done?" conversations occurred in April. Click here to continue reading.
BOCES Survey on Opening of Schools
New York State's 37 BOCES have launched an online conversation regarding how New Yorkers feel about returning to school in the fall or whenever it is possible. A virtual conversation tool called Thoughtexchange is being used to crowdsource ideas. To participate in the exchange, click here. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 crisis page.
School Closure Information
Goveror Cuomo extended our school closure through the end of this academic year. Additionally, he set June 9th for the District's school board and budget elections. These will be conducted through the mail via absentee ballots.
New Paltz Community Foundation - Project Help your Neighbors 2020
NPCF has developed a plan to help citizens in need of a meal and simultaneously support local businesses to help them remain open or avoid staff cutbacks.
New York State of Health - Health Insurance Information
Resources for Helping Students Deal with Grief and Trauma
As per Governor Cuomo's Executive Order No. 202.26, the 2020 Budget Vote and School Board Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 9, 2020, and will be held remotely, by Absentee Ballot only. Qualified voters of the school district will receive absentee ballots by mail.