School Budget Vote 2024-25

Board of Education Election

The Pearl River Board of Education announces two seats open for the Board of Education, the seats currently held by Jackie Dubil Craig and Thomas DePrisco. Both Mrs. Dubil Craig and Mr. DePrisco have informed the District that they will be seeking re-election to the Board of Education.  The term commences on July 1, 2024 and runs through June 30, 2027.  Elections will be held on Tuesday,
May 21st, together with the Annual School Budget Vote.

Qualified Board of Education candidates interested in running for the board must submit a nominating petition signed by thirty-nine (39) or more Pearl River School District qualified voters. District residents seeking to place a citizen-initiated petition on the May 21st ballot must submit a petition signed by ninety-seven (97) or more Pearl River School District qualified voters. All petitions must be returned to the District Clerk’s office by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 22nd.

In order to qualify for membership on the school board, a candidate must:

  • be a citizen of the United States,
  • be 18 years of age or older,
  • be able to read and write,
  • a qualified voter in the district,
  • be and have been a district resident for at least one year prior to the election,
  • be the only member of his/her household on such school board,
  • not be an employee of the school district,
  • not simultaneously hold another, incompatible public office,
  • not have been removed from a school district office within one year of the election.

For additional information and how to obtain a Nominating Petition during days when school is in session, please contact our District Clerk, Kathleen Hamlin at districtclerk@pearlriver.org or
845-620-3924. Petitions must be returned to Mrs. Hamlin by Monday, April 22nd at 5:00 PM.

Voter Registration

To be eligible to register, you must be:
• 18 years of age or older on the day of the vote;
• A citizen of the United States;
• A resident of the Pearl River School District for at least 30 days prior to the day of the vote.

In order to vote in the upcoming school budget vote and Board of Education elections, voters must be registered with the Rockland County Board of Elections or Pearl River School District.  If you are registered but have not voted in a general or school election since 2020, you must re-register.  If you are registered but have either moved into the district or moved from one address to another within the district, you must re-register. 

If you would like to check your registration status, visit the NY Board of Elections website at https://voterlookup.elections.ny.gov.  Please note that the polling site listed on your NY Board of Elections account is for general elections.  All voting for our school budget will take place at Pearl River High School's Pirate Cove.

Residents can register to vote online through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website:
https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee Ballots for the School Budget Vote & Board of Education Election must be received by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, via USPS mail or drop-off to:

PRSD Administration Building
135 West Crooked Hill Road
Pearl River, NY 10965

In the event that a resident voter does not feel that there is enough time to return ballots via USPS mail, sealed ballots can be dropped off at a contactless drop box located inside the main entrance of the Pearl River School District Administration Building at 135 West Crooked Hill Road during business hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  The box will also be available on the day of the budget vote, Tuesday, May 21, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Absentee Ballot reminders:

  • Please be sure to sign the oath on the back of the envelope; unsigned ballots cannot be counted;

  • If there are multiple registered voters in the household, each ballot must be sent in its own oath envelope, with the oath signature of the corresponding pre-printed name on the front of the envelope. Envelopes containing multiple ballots cannot be counted;

  • Ballots must be received by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 21. Any ballots received after 5:00 PM, regardless of the USPS postal date, cannot be counted.

Please contact Kathy Hamlin, District Clerk, at districtclerk@pearlriver.org or 845-620-3924 for any questions.