• ESSEX WESTFORD EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY
    UNIFIED UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT #51
    ANNUAL MEETING

    Monday, April 8, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Polls open for Australian Ballot)

    The legal voters of the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified Union 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 the Essex Community Education Center, on Education Drive, in the auditorium of said school, at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 8, 2019, to transact any of the following business and to take action upon the following articles not involving Australian Ballot and thereafter to hold a public informational hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budgets.  Upon the conclusion of the business not involving voting by Australian ballot, the meeting is to be adjourned and reconvened in the respective polling places hereinafter named for each of the above-referenced towns and village on Tuesday, April 9, 2019:

    Article I: To elect the following officers:

    • Moderator for a term of one year
    • Clerk for a term of one year
    • Treasurer for a term of one year

    Article II: To hear and act upon the reports of the Essex Westford School District, Officers and the Board of School Directors, which shall include a public presentation of its proposed 2019-2020 budget.

    Article III: 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 IV: To transact any other school business thought proper and lawful when met.

    WHEREUPON, after disposition of said business and informational hearing on Monday, April 8, 2019, said meeting shall be adjourned and reconvened on the following day, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, when legal voters are hereby notified and warned to meet at the respective polling places of their member communities as outlined below between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., to vote by Australian ballot on Articles V-IX.

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

    Town of Essex (outside of 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 Community Educational Center in the Village of Essex Junction

    Article V: Shall the voters of the Essex Westford School District approve the school board to expend $81,486,555 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019? It is estimated that this proposed budget if approved, will result in education spending of $16,104 per equalized pupil.  This projected spending per equalized pupil is 1.81% higher than spending for the current year.

    Article VI: Shall the voters of the Essex Westford School District assign $365,000 of available fund balance to the Capital Reserve Fund, established by the electorate on April 10, 2017?  

    Article VII: Shall the voters of the Essex Westford School District approve the school board to expend $8,174,077 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, 2019?

    Article VIII: Shall the voters of Essex Town (outside of Village) elect two (2) school directors, each for a 3-year term?

    Article IX: Shall the voters of the Village of Essex Junction elect one (1) school director, for a 3-year term?

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

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

    Informational Hearing
    Said persons and voters are further notified and warned that the meeting Monday, April 8, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at the Essex Community Education Center, on Education Drive, in Essex Junction shall also serve as an informational hearing to discuss Articles V - VII which will be voted on by Australian ballot on April 9, 2019.

    Adopted and approved at a duly noticed, called and held meeting of the Board of School Directors of the Essex Westford School District this 6th day of March 2019 by the Essex Westford School District Board of School Directors at Essex Junction, Vermont.

    EWSD Board member signatures