Voters approve bus lease proposition on Tuesday, March 13

Qualified voters of the Canajoharie Central School District will go to the polls on Tuesday, March 13 from noon to 9 p.m. at Canajoharie High School to consider a school bus proposition. If approved, the proposition will allow the district to lease three 66-passenger school buses for five years.

The bus lease will not have an impact on the local tax levy, as it will be paid for out of the district’s Bus Replacement Reserve Fund. The cost of the lease is $17,500 for each bus, for an annual total cost of $52,500.

“The district’s multi-year leasing plan keeps our bus fleet up to date and helps ensure the safety of our students,” Superintendent Deborah Grimshaw said.

All voters must be U.S. citizens, age 18 or older and residents of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Advanced registration is NOT required. You may be asked to show proof of residency (such as a valid ID that lists your address) when voting.

Voters may obtain absentee ballots by submitting an application to the district clerk. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk at least seven days prior to the vote so that the ballot may be mailed to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on March 13. To request an application, please call 518-673-6302.