• Annual Meeting & Election 2020

    The Annual Meeting and Election for Southwestern Central School District will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 via absentee ballot only.  
    Absentee Ballots 
    The Southwestern Board of Education convened a meeting on Thursday, May 21st, to approve the 2020-2021 budget in the amount of $30,028,273.  Due to a tight budget timeline, this amount had to be omitted from the absentee ballots.  A notice with the approved budget amount, as well as absentee voting instructions, was included with all mailed ballots.
    The Chautauqua County Board of Elections has supplied Southwestern CSD with a list of all registered active and inactive district voters so that we may send absentee ballots to "known" voters once the budget has been adopted at an upcoming meeting of the Southwestern Board of Education.  However, it is nearly impossible to know who ALL of our district qualified voters may be.  A qualified voter is someone who is a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of the district for at least the 30 days immediately preceeding the budget vote.  Any district resident who is a member of the military and wishes to vote via absentee ballot should contact the District Clerk.
    • Absentee ballots were mailed on Friday, May 22nd to all registered voters in the district.  Any resident who does not receive a ballot by May 29th should request one from the District Clerk.
    Board Membership
    Election of members of the Board of Education shall be held to fill three at-large vacancy on the Board created by the expiration on June 30, 2020 of the term of Board members Kurt Gurstafson, Richard Hartmann, and Cynthia McFadden.  The candidates receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected to a three-year term to commence July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023. Board seat petition packets were due to the District Clerk by Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Petitions were received by Kurt Gustafson, Richard Hartmann, and Uma Vejendla, who will all be listed on the ballot in alphabetical order.
    Adjourned Public Hearing
    An adjourned public hearing on the proposed 2020-2021 Budget  and Meet the Candidates night of the Southwestern Central School District was conducted virtually on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The presentation is included in the document links below.
    District Clerk
    Pam SaGurney

Transcriptions of Board of Education Remote Meetings

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