OES Brochure: Funding Referendum
OA Voters Approve
OA voters approved the district's budget for 2014-2015 on Tuesday, May 20, with 72 percent in favor (820-316). Voters also said "yes" to the district's annual bus replacement program - 792-336 - and to help fund the Apalachin Library - 692-378.
Three candidates were elected to the Board of Education. They are incumbents Becky Goodrich and Lee Dunham, and Stacey Riegel. Goodrich received the most votes (684), while Riegel had 641 and Dunham had 617. Others receiving votes: Michelle Wilkinson (478), Brian Hart (456) and Jeff Wasyln (77). New BOE members will take office July 1, 2014.
OA Voters Approve
Funding for New OES
Owego Apalachin voters today overwhelmingly approved both propositions for the final funding sources to construct the new Owego Elementary School. The October 22 vote went as follows: Proposition 1, which authorizes the school district to issue serial bonds, passed by a vote of 684-to-170 (or, an 80 percent majority); Proposition 2, which authorizes the school district to expend funds from its capital reserve, passed by a vote of 690-to-166 (or, an 81 percent majority).
OA Voters Approve
The OA Schools budget passed by a 876-393 margin (69% to 31%).
Also, the district's Bus Replacement Program was approved by a vote of 842-428 (66.3% to 33.7%).
The vote to fund the two community libraries was also approved by a 925-322 vote (74.2% to 25.8%).
And filling the two open OA Board of Education seats will be:
* Buffie Arhbal (1,015 votes)
* Gene Cvik, incumbent (974 votes)
2013 Budget Newsletter (click on title)
Absentee ballots are available to qualified school district residents for every vote. In order to qualify for an absentee ballot you must meet all of the district resident requirements listed below:
* Be a citizen of the United States
* Be at least 18 years old
* Be a resident of the OA district for at least 30 days before the vote
* Not be a convicted felon or adjudged by a court to be mentally incompetent (Section 5-106 of Election Law 2012)
* Or, out of town for business or personal reasons on the day of the vote.
A resident who will be out of town on the day of a district vote must request an absentee ballot no later than the day before any scheduled vote. This may be done by mail if the request is made at least seven days prior to the vote. For the voter's convenience, a downloadable application is available on our Web site. Any request less than seven days from the day of the vote must be made in person at Owego Free Academy, 1 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, during regular business hours. All completed and signed absentee ballot applications must be sent via regular mail or delivered in person. Fax or e-mail applications will not be accepted.
In order for an absentee ballot to be valid, the sealed ballot must be received in person no later than the day before the vote, or delivered by United States Postal Service by 5 p.m. the day of the vote to 36 Talcott Street, Owego, New York 13827. All directions on the ballot and the envelope in which the ballot is sealed must be followed exactly for a ballot to be valid.
Please contact Marcy Hill, OA district clerk, by phone at (607) 687-6215, or via e-mail at email@example.com with questions, or to receive an application by e-mail.
2013-2014 OA Budget Proposal
At the March 21 Board of Education meeting, Dr. Bill Russell, OA superintendent, presented his budget proposal to the BOE. You can view the PowerPoint Budget Proposal by clicking here.
* 2013-2014 Budget Proposal by Object Code
2012 Vote - OA Residents
Approve Budget, Bus Purchase
Voters in the Owego Apalachin district approved a spending plan for the 2012-2013 school year totaling $40,639,767. The vote was 1,179 to 284 (or, 80.6% to 19.4%).
And on OA's bus replacement program, voters approved the purchase of four new buses by a margin of 1,058 to 410 (or, 72.1% to 27.9%).
Elected to the Board of Education were John Crosby and David Barton, both incumbents.