Hancock Central School District News Article

Hancock Central School District Annual Meeting will be June 9, 2020

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2020-2021 School District Budget Vote and BOE Election

Budget Hearing: Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Virtual Platform

School District Budget Vote and BOE Election: Tuesday, June 9

(Absentee Ballots are due to the District Office by 5:00 p.m.)


Dear Hancock residents,

Due to extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, special arrangements have been made for the 2020-2021 HCS Budget Vote and BOE Election to ensure your health and safety.

The Board of Education remains deeply committed to presenting a fiscally responsible 2020-2021 budget to our residents that will effectively meet the needs of our outstanding educational programs.


The tax levy increase for the proposed 2020-21 budget will be below our allowable tax cap levy limit!

Additional information pertaining to the 2020-2021 Budget is forthcoming in a special edition of the Hancock Wildcat News Budget Overview Newsletter!

Please read the back of this letter for additional details pertaining to our School District Budget Vote and Board of Education Election!!!


Hancock Central School District Annual Meeting
will be June 9, 2020 per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.26

The Annual Meeting is for the purpose of voting on the school budget, library budget, school board member election and library board member election. The vote will not be held in person. Absentee ballots will be used for voting. The reason for voting by absentee ballot is temporary illness. The potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus shall be deemed temporary illness.

If you are registered with your County Board of Elections, an absentee ballot should be mailed to you by the District with a postage-paid return envelope. If you are a qualified voter of the District (a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the school district for at least 30 days before the vote), you may request an absentee ballot be mailed to you. To request an absentee ballot, please contact Tammi Wadeson, District Clerk, at 607-637-1301. This request must be made by Monday, June 1, for the absentee ballot to be mailed to you.

If you choose to vote, absentee ballots should be returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope that will be provided to you. All absentee voters’ ballots must be received in the Hancock Central School Office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the vote, June 9, 2020.

The Budget Hearing will be held remotely on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. No in-person participation is permitted. The Budget Hearing will be held by videoconference on a Zoom Webinar. Information regarding access to the budget hearing may be found on the District’s website at https://www.hancock.stier.org/

The order also waived the minimum signature threshold for Board of Education candidates and states that candidates must meet all of the other requirements to run for the board. These include being qualified voters and having lived in the district continuously for one year prior to the election. Nominating petitions for the office of the Board of Education must be filled with the District Clerk between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and not later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the District Clerk at 607-637-1301.



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