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September 18, 2018

Fulton Board of Education Petitions Now Available


FULTON, NY – As of today, (March 6) petitions are available for three open seats on the Fulton City School District Board of Education.

The three open terms will commence July 1, 2017 and expire on June 30, 2020.

Petitions are available at the office of the Superintendent at the Fulton Education Center located at 167 S. Fourth St. and must be returned to be filed with the district clerk between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. no later than April 26.

Eligible petitions must be signed by 100 qualified voters of the district complete with the name and residence of each signer, and also must state the name and residence of the candidate.

The three vacancies on the board are not considered separate, specific offices, instead candidates run for the vacancies at large.

The district clerk will draw the ballot order on April 27 at 9:30 a.m. to determine the order in which candidates names will appear on voter ballots.

The three expiring terms belong to current board members, Robert Briggs, Barbara Hubbard and David Cordone.

Briggs, currently in his third year as a board member and Hubbard, current board clerk in her sixth year on the board are still deciding whether they will seek reelection.

Cordone, however, serving as board president for the past five years is currently completing his fourth term on the board and will be seeking reelection.

The vote for the three board of education vacancies will take place on May 16.

Also on the ballot will be the 2017-2018 FCSD budget, for which a public hearing will be held for all qualified voters of the district on May 3 at 7 p.m.

As of January, the board of education unanimously approved consolidating from two election districts down to one election district with one polling location at the Fulton War Memorial located at 609 W. Broadway.

Polls will be open between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on election day for qualified voters of the district.

Additionally, any referendum or propositions to amend the budget or to be submitted for voting must be filed with the board of education at the administration office at the Fulton Education Center on or before March 29 at 4 p.m.

Such submissions must be typed or printed in English, and directed to the district clerk, signed by at least 200 qualified voters of the district including their name and residence.

However, any submission may be rejected by the board of education if the purpose of the proposition is not within the powers of the voters, where the expenditure of money is required and fails to include the necessary appropriation or has in the fiscal year been presented to and rejected by the qualified voters.

Continue reading Oswego County Today daily for more information regarding board of education candidates and budget updates as they become available.

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