The school district budget is the operational plan of the District's programs, stated in financial terms, for the fiscal year July 1 through June 30. The Board of Education is responsible for adopting the school budget and presenting it to the voters at an annual public hearing. The budget must be presented in three components - Program, Capital and Administrative. The law includes other requirements, such as the mailing to each resident of the budget notice and the property tax report card.
The annual budget process is an important function of school district operations and serves as a means to improve communication within the community.The Board of Education of the Hicksville School District, with the assistance of Administration, develops the budget during budget and committee meetings throughout the winter and into the spring. The goal is to develop a budget that is fiscally responsible, supporting the programs of the district, while recognizing the financial burden to the taxpayers. The budget vote and trustee election is held on the third Tuesday of May each year. A budget revote, if necessary, is held on the third Tuesday in June.Qualifications for Voting
A voter shall be entitled to vote at any school meeting for the election of school district trustees and school budget, and upon all other matters which may be brought before such a meeting, who is:
- A citizen of the United States
- A resident of the district for a period of thirty days preceding the meeting at which he/she is to vote
- Eighteen years of age or older
- Currently registered with the school district or has voted in the general election in the last four years
Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the office of the District Clerk, 200 Division Avenue, any school day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter. All absentee ballots must be returned to the District office no later than 5 p.m. the day of the vote. Absentee ballots will be issued for those reasons stated in the Education Law, Section 2018-A.