Essex Westford School District Meeting

Essex Westford Educational Community
Unified Union School District #51

2020 Annual Meeting
June 2, 2020

The legal voters of the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified School District #51 (hereafter "Essex Westford School District") comprising the voters of the Village of Essex Junction, Essex Town, and the Town of Westford are hereby notified and warned to meet at their respective polling places on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. at which time the polls will be open until 7:00 p.m. at which time the polls will close to vote by Australian ballot on the following articles of business:

Article 1:  To elect a Moderator for a term ending at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Article 2: To elect a Clerk for a term ending at the 221 Annual Meeting.

Article 3: To elect a Treasurer for a term ending at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Article 4: To authorize the Essex Westford School District to borrow money to be used for the payment of District expenses by the issuance of notes or orders payable not later than one year from date of issuance pending receipt of payments from the State Education Fund.

Article 5: Shall the voters of the Essex Westford School District approve the school board to expend $82,85,985 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $16,603 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 3.6% higher than spending for the current year.

Article 6: Shall the voters of the Essex Westford School District approve the school board to expend $8,450,019 which is the amount the school board has determined necessary for the support of the Center for Technology, Essex for the ensuing fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020?

Article 7: Shall the voters of the Essex Westford School District assign any surplus from the FY ’20 fiscal year to support unanticipated expenses in the FY ’21 fiscal year which are due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Article 8: Shall the voters of Essex Town (outside of the Village) elect one (1) school director for a term of three (3) years?

Article 9: Shall the voters of the Village of Essex Junction elect two (2) school directors for a term of three (3) years?

Article 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Westford elect one (1) school director for a term of three (3) years?

Upon closing of the polls, the ballots will be counted by local town/village elections officials who shall transmit the voting results to the Clerk of the Essex Westford School District, who will then tabulate and report the final results for the District.

The legal voters of the Essex Westford School District are further notified that voter qualification and registration relative to said Annual Meeting shall be provided in Sections 706u of Title 16 and Chapters 43, 51 and 55 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated.

Polling Places

The voters of the Essex Westford School District, residing in their respective towns and village will cast their ballots from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the polling places designated for their community as follows:

Town of Essex (outside of the Village):  Essex Middle School in the Town of Essex
Town of Westford:  The Westford School in the Town of Westford
Village of Essex Junction:  Essex High School in the Village of Essex Junction

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