2021-22 Budget

Overview

The annual vote on the 2021-22 school budget and Board of Education member election will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Information about the preliminary budget is below. In addition to the budget, voters will have the opportunity to elect two members to the Board of Education. 

Budget At-a-Glance

Total Appropriations

$80,280,000

Tax Levy Increase

Total: 3.31% (complies with NYS Tax Cap)

  • Portion of tax levy increase related to operating budget: 1.70%
  • Portion of tax levy increase related to bond/capital budget: 1.61%

How to Vote in the May 18 School Budget Vote/ BOE Member Election

Polls will be open from 7am-9pm on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in the Pelham Middle School Gym. All registered voters in the Pelham Union Free School District are eligible to vote.

Voter Registration

The following information pertains to the annual budget vote and school board member election on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

Voter Qualifications

Voters must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on the day of the vote. Those will turn 18 on or before May 18, 2021 can register to vote and then be eligible to cast a vote on May 18, 2021

  • be a United States citizen

  • be a resident of the Pelham Union Free School District

  • have lived in the District for at least 30 days prior to the day of the vote

  • not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction

  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere 

  • be registered to vote with either the County Board of Elections or with the School District Board of Registration.

*You are registered if you are on the Westchester County voters’ list and voted at least once during the last 4 years or you have personally registered with the District.

If you are not registered

You can register in person with the School District Board of Registration on the following dates in the District Office at 18 Franklin Place:

  • Wednesday, April 7 from 10am-2pm

  • Saturday, April 24 from 10am-2pm

  • Monday, May 3 from 4-8pm

Any resident of the district who is registered to vote in general elections may vote in the annual budget vote and school board member election without registering with the school district Board of Registration. 

A qualified voter may register to vote in the May 18, 2021 election by registering to vote with the Westchester County Board of Elections.  You may contact the Westchester County Board of Elections for additional information at: Westchester County Board of Elections, 148 Martine Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601, or by calling (914) 995-2000, or by their website at: www.citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com/register-to-vote. You may also register through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at: https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

Please call Pauline Davies, District Clerk, at 914-738-3434, x-1155 if you have any questions.