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Contact: Michael Brennan, District Business Manager

E-mail: mbrennan@ichabodcrane.org, Phone: 518-758-7575, Ext. 3009

2023-2024 School Year Budget Vote and BOE Election

On May 16, district residents approved the 2023-24 budget for $48,587,624 — which equates to a $1,894,549 increase from this year’s adopted budget, and an estimated tax levy increase of 2.94 percent. The vote was 771 (yes) to 424 (no). Residents also approved the proposition (780 to 424 votes) to purchase three buses and two minivans. The approved spending plan includes adding new staff, continuing to invest in technology, purchasing new curriculum materials and much more.

In addition, Christopher Scoville and Megan Pelizza were elected to the Board of Education, and Kelly Firmbach was reelected to the board for three-year terms, beginning on July 1.

Candidate vote counts are below in the order they appeared on the ballot:

  • Melissa Miller – 524
  • John Chandler – 503
  • Christopher Scoville – 537
  • Megan Pelizza – 567
  • Kelly Firmbach – 752

The 2023-24 Budget Newsletter was mailed to all district residents. Click here to view the budget newsletter.

Budget Documents:


All important deadlines and dates are outlined on our 2023-24 Budget Calendar.

Presentations & Calendars

Voting for the Ichabod Crane School Budget

If contacting the district with voter registration or absentee ballot questions, please reach out to Mindy Potts (District Clerk) at 518-758-7575, Ext. 3001 or via email mpotts@ichabodcrane.org

Voting Location
In-person voting takes place in the Ichabod Crane High School Gym annually on the third Tuesday in May from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM. The next budget vote and election will be on May 16, 2023.

Voter Eligibility
You are eligible to vote if you are a U.S. citizen, 18 years old or older and a resident of the school district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

Voter Registration
You must be registered before you are permitted to vote. You are already registered if you have:

-Voted in a school election within the last four (4) years
-Voted in a general election from the address in the District within the last four (4) years.

Individuals may register to vote with the District Clerk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days at the office of the District Clerk in the Central Office of the School District. An individual must be registered at least five days preceding an election in order to vote in that election.

Absentee Ballots & Military Absentee Ballots
Any residents who will be out of town or unable to vote in person because of illness or disability may request an absentee ballot using an absentee ballot application. Applications for absentee ballots are obtainable from the District Clerk at the Central Office (2910 U.S. 9 – Valatie, NY) between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Download the Absentee Ballot Application here. 

The District Clerk must receive completed absentee ballot applications at least 7 days before the election (May 9, 2023) if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election (May 15, 2023) if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. The District Clerk must receive completed absentee ballots no later than 5:00 PM, prevailing time, on May 16, 2023.

To request a Military Absentee Ballot, please directly contact the District Clerk at MPotts@IchabodCrane.org or 518-758-7575, Ext. 3001.