The Monticello Central School District will hold its annual school budget vote on Tuesday, May 16. The district is working diligently to prepare a proposed budget, and will share information as it becomes available.
Voter Registration/Absentee Ballots
Board of Education Election
There are three seats on the Monticello Board of Education that are up for election this year.
Candidate packets are available during normal business hours at the Monticello Central School District administrative offices, located at 60 Jefferson Street, Suite 3, in the village of Monticello. Packets must be completed and returned to the district clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.
For more information about candidate packets, please contact District Clerk Janet Lybolt at JLybolt@k12mcsd.net.
Full qualifications for potential Board candidates
To qualify for membership on a school board, an individual:
1. Must be able to read and write.
2. Must be a qualified voter of the district, that is, he/she must be a citizen of the United States.
3. At least eighteen years or older.
4. Not be a convicted felon or have been adjudged incompetent.
5. Must be and have been a resident (but need not be a taxpayer) of the district for a continuous and uninterrupted period of at least one year immediately before the election.
6. May be the only member of his/her family (defined as those within the same household) on the school board.
7. May not simultaneously hold another incompatible public office.
8. May not be a current employee of the school board.
9. Must not have been removed from a school district office within one year of the election.
If you have any questions, please call the District Clerk’s Office at 794-7700, ext. 70523.
Please note that “electioneering” is prohibited within 100 feet of the polling place
Running for a school board: what all prospective members should know
Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a school board member from the New York State School Boards Association
SCSBA will host workshop for prospective board candidates
The Sullivan County School Board Association will host a virtual prospective school board member workshop on Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m.
This is a free virtual workshop for Sullivan County residents, who are interested in running for a school district board of education position.
Please register by Tuesday, March 28, 2023 with SCSBA Executive Director Lisa Sibirtzeff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 2- Preliminary budget forecast, rollover budget, assumptions and tax levy:
Feb. 16 – Security, Buildings and Grounds, Technology
March 2 – Building Principals, Athletics and PE
March 16 – Curriculum/Staff Development, PPS, Special Programs and BOCES
Thompson/Monticello – District #1
Robert J. Kaiser Middle School
45 Breakey Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701
Bethel – District #2
Duggan Community Center
3460 Route 55, White Lake, NY 12786
Mamakating – District #3
Emma C. Chase School
28 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wurtsboro, NY 12790
Rock Hill – District #4
Rock Hill Fire Department
61 Glen Wild Rd, Rock Hill, NY 12775
Forestburgh – District #5
Forestburgh Town Hall
332 King Rd, Forestburgh, NY 12777
If you have a question about where you should vote, call 845-794-7700, ext. 70523 or check here on Poll Finder.
Voter Registration/Absentee Ballots
For more information about voting in school elections, including how to register and how to request an absentee ballot, please visit the Voting in School Elections webpage.
Voter Registration Day
The district will hold a Voter Registration Day on May 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at all polling locations. This is also the last day to register to vote in the 2022-23 school budget election. However, registration is open and on-going. You do not need to wait until May 10 to register. For more information on eligibility and registration, visit the Voting in School Elections webpage.