Election Day Primer: Nyack School District Residents Vote Today

Voters to decide fate of school budget, elect school board members

Today is Election Day in the Nyack School District, where the public votes on school board members and the proposed budget. Read the nuts and bolts of the budget , and the debates over it .

Election day details:

  • Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Polls are at Depew Manor, Hilltop, Upper Nyack and Valley Cottage schools.
  • Three at-large trustee positions will appear on the ballot currently held by Don Hammond, Claudette Jimerson and Thomas LaColla. They are for three-year terms from 7/1/2011 through 6/30/2014. Candidates in Nyack are elected at-large, meaning a person does not run for a particular seat; rather, candidates receiving the most votes fill the positions open. In addition, from 5/18/2011 through 6/30/2011, the highest non-incumbent vote getter will assume the trustee position currently held by Dr. Hammond, since the law requires that he/she take over the remainder of the vacant term to which Dr. Hammond was appointed earlier this year. 
  • The candidates for the Board are: , , and . Click their names for interviews.


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