I found out at 5 p.m. via a friend posting on Facebook that there were school district elections yesterday. I did not have time to research candidates, get home from work, and make it to a polling location by that point in the day.

COMMENT: I found out at 5 p.m. via a friend posting on Facebook that there were school district elections yesterday. I did not have time to research candidates, get home from work, and make it to a polling location by that point in the day. I am concerned that I had no notice about this election, as I prefer to have input when my tax dollars are involved. I do not have school-aged children and therefore do not regularly check the school websites. Could someone please direct me to where upcoming election information is posted for future reference so I can start watching for updates?

RESPONSE: Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry that you were unaware of the budget vote. The date has been publicized for several weeks on the website and through the television and newspaper media. In addition, the school district mailed 9,000 8-page newsletters to every address in the district – parents and non-parents alike. That newsletter was mailed around May 5 or 6.

As well, for at least the past 15 years, all school budget votes in New York are held on the third Tuesday of each May.

Please let rhanlon@sgcsd.net know if you did not get the newsletter. We can check to see if your carrier was given a newsletter to deliver to you. We, obviously, can not can not control whether the postal service delivers the mail that we give it to deliver.