ITHACA, N.Y. — School board elections are happening Tuesday afternoon throughout Tompkins County, giving people the chance to vote on budgets, Board of Education candidates and other propositions that vary from district to district.

Below is a quick rundown of what is happening in each district and links to read up on more information available about each district vote:

In the Ithaca City School District, six people are vying for school board seats. Candidates are Lori Labonte, Nicole LaFave, Moira Lang, David Shapiro, Ann Reichlin, and Gregory S. Goodrich. Also up for a vote is the school budget and voter registration hour changes. Proposition 2 requests to appropriate funds from the district’s 2018 Capital Reserve Fund, not to exceed $1,314,000, for necessary improvements at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School, Cayuga Heights Elementary School, and the purchasing of nine buses. To read more about candidates and propositions, click here.

At the Trumansburg Central School District, BOE candidates include Patrick Masters,  Scott Sherwood and Michael Hunter. More information about them can be found here.  The budget is also up for a vote and can be read here.

At Newfield Central School District, BOE candidates include W. Scott Jackson, Linda Korbel, and Christina Ward. The budget and funding for two additional school buses is also being considered. Read more here. 

At the Dryden Central School District, five candidates are seeking three BOE seats. The candidates are Kimberly Laine, Lawrence Lyon, William Olson, Joan Stock, and Deana Madigan. Other items that are up for a vote are the budget, a school bus bond, establishing a Building Capital Reserve Fund, and funding to replace exterior doors at Dryden Elementary School. Read more about the propositions and candidates here. 

At the Groton Central School District, the budget is up for a vote along with three BOE candidates. The candidates are Otto Aagaard, Samuel Rose and Susan Bishop. With three positions open, they are vying for two positions with terms expiring in 2021 and one term that expires in 2020. For more information about the vote, click here. Candidate information is available on page 16.

The Lansing Central School District has two propositions up for the vote, including the budget and a request to purchase two school buses and two vans. The candidate for the BOE is Aziza Benson, who is running for her fourth term on the board. Get more information about the vote here. 

The Ithaca Voice will report the outcome of the elections as updates are made available. 

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.