Over the last few weeks, the district has received several inquiries regarding the proposed 2020-21 budget vote and trustee election. Per Gov. Cuomo’s executive order No. 202.26, the budget vote must be held by absentee ballot only with ballots provided to all qualified voters within the school district boundaries. Per Education Law 2018(a), which governs the rules of elections for school districts, it is required that the ballot envelopes have the name and address of the qualified voter. While we understand residents may have concerns regarding this process, the district is adhering to guidelines established by the New York State Education Department and the Suffolk County Board of Elections.