Budgets & Audits

The Carmel Central School District Annual Budget Vote & Board Elections took place on May 17, 2022.

Unofficial Results of the Annual Budget Vote & Board Member Elections:
 
Proposition # 1 (Basic Budget):  Yes - 1,910; No - 1,657
 
Board Candidates:
- Valerie Crocco: 1,667
- Eric Mittelstadt: 1,012
- Jason Paraskeva: 1,658
- Hans Bernier: 1,605
- Dawn Dall: 1,765
- Beatrice Moore: 1,066
 
Seats won by Dawn Dall, Valerie Crocco and Jason Paraskeva.

Board of Education Candidate Elections

There are three (3) Board of Education seats up for election this year. All residents may vote on the three available seats, as well as the district’s budget.

The seats will be filled by the three candidates with the highest number of votes for three (3)-year terms, commencing July 1, 2022, and expiring on June 30, 2025.

The current candidate list is as follows:

  • Valerie Crocco
  • Eric Mittelstadt
  • Jason Paraskeva
  • Hans Bernier
  • Dawn Dall
  • Beatrice Moore

Learn more about the candidates through their submitted candidate biographies.

Watch a recording of the virtual Meet the Candidates event from May 10.

Budget Development

In developing a budget for the 2022-23 school year seeking voter approval on May 17, the district and the Board of Education reviewed all areas of the district, curriculum, support services
and operation to determine priority areas. The 2022-23 budget is being developed with the following Board of Education priorities in mind:

  • Teaching & Learning: Understanding academic and social-emotional/mental health needs following the COVID-19 pandemic and providing students with individualized, multi-tiered support to
    accelerate recovery, progress and success in areas such as: electives and advanced course offerings; special education programming; English New Language (ENL) programming; interventions and support for struggling learners; mental health support; instructional technology; and class size.
  • Equipment: Providing the District with responsible replacement plans for aging and failing equipment, including a bus replacement plan, maintenance equipment replacement plan, and a technology replacement plan.

Presentations regarding various areas of the budget have been presented at Board of Education meetings during the last several months. Recordings of all meetings, which include these budget presentations, are available for viewing and linked on this page.

Absentee Ballots

Application for an absentee ballot can be downloaded below, or by contacting the district clerk, Joanne Stevens, at 845-878-2094, ext. 201, or jstevens@carmelschools.org. No absentee ballots can be provided without completion of this New York State Board of Elections application. If an application is requested due to concern of contracting COVID, select the option of “Temporary Illness” on the application. After confirmation of the applicant’s registration status, a ballot will be issued.

The application must be received by the District Clerk by May 11 (mail) or May 16 (in-person). Completed ballots must be received at the CCSD Administrative Office by 5 p.m. on May 17, 2022.

Voter Registration

If you are a resident of Carmel Central School District and are registered for general elections in the county where you reside (Putnam or Dutchess), you are eligible to vote in the Annual Budget Vote and Board Elections on May 17!

Not yet registered? To be eligible to register, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the Carmel Central School District for 30 days. You may register with the County Board of Elections by mail or remotely through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website. You must be registered by May 12, 2022, in order to vote in the Annual Budget Vote and Board Elections.

Please direct any questions to Joanne Stevens, district clerk, at 845-878-2094, ext. 201, or jstevens@carmelschools.org.

Budgets & Audits - Previous Years