Contact: Michael Brennan, District Business Manager

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


2020-2021 School Year Budget Vote

The Ichabod Crane 2020-2021 Budget Vote and Board of Education Election (click for more) are on Tuesday, June 9.

The Annual Budget Hearing meeting is taking place online on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 PM. The Budget Hearing viewing information is available online here under the “Next Board of Education Meeting” section.

In the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting this year will take place using absentee ballots only, per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order.

Absentee ballots are due by 5:00 PM on June 9 and must be received by that date/time (not postmarked). Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at Central Office from 8 AM – 4 PM (Monday-Friday).

Every qualified voter within the Ichabod Crane School District will receive an absentee ballot and a postage-paid return envelope in the mail. Ballots were mailed on May 26, 2020.

A qualified voter is:

  • A US citizen
  • 18 years of age by June 9, 2020
  • A resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

Anyone meeting the definition of a “qualified voter” who has not registered to vote, must do so to receive an absentee ballot. A qualified voter may register with the county or with the School District.*

*If contacting the district, please contact Mindy Potts (District Clerk) at 758-7575, Ext. 3001 or via email mpotts@ichabodcrane.org with voter registration questions

2020-2021 Budget Newsletter

2020-2021 Budget Information and Materials



2019-2020 School Year Budget

On Tuesday, May 21, residents of the Ichabod Crane Central School District approved a $41,597,201 budget for the 2019-2020 school year by a vote of 787 (yes) to 477 (no).

Residents also approved a proposition to purchase five (5) additional school buses for the district at a cost of $475,665 by a vote of 817 (yes) to 445 (no).

This is a $1,406,419 (or 3.5%) increase from the 2018-2019 budget and the estimated tax levy increase is 2.70%, which meets the allowable tax levy limit set by New York State.


Budget Informational Materials Presented to the Board of Education


Past School Year Budgets


Voting for the Ichabod Crane School Budget


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
Absentee ballots are available to residents who will be out of town or unable to vote in person because of illness or disability. Applications for absentee ballots must be received at the office of the School District Clerk by 4:00 p.m. on May 14, 2019 if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or prior to 4:00 p.m. on May 20, 2019, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the School District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m., May 21, 2019.

Throughout the year, absentee applications must be received one week prior to an election if the ballot is to be mailed and by 4 p.m. the day before the vote if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.

Please contact the District Clerk at MPotts@IchabodCrane.org or 758-7575, Ext. 3001 if you are unsure of your voting eligibility, to receive an absentee ballot application or if you have any voting questions.