Sunday, September 23, 2012
QUESTION: What Will We Be Voting On For The Final October 18 Ballot?
Well the exact layout and wording is not finalized yet, however we do know that voting there will be three parts to the ballot.
First, we have to vote (ONE MORE TIME) to support the merger of the Herkimer, Ilion, and Mohawk school districts. While this has passed twice already, DON'T FORGET TO STILL VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE MERGER ! This is the single most important part of the ballot ! We need to make a stand and pass this once again!
Second, we will be asked how many school board members we'd like to have represent the new district. Typically this is 3,5,7, or 9. A future post will talk about what other NYS schools have in terms of the number of board members.
Third, we will be asked how long the terms of members of the new board will be. Again, this tends to be either 3, 5, or 7 years. Information about the typical lengths of terms will be found in a future post.
So as you can see, there will be three questions - should we merge, how many board member should represent us, and how long should those board members serve. It's as easy as...