2020-21 Budget Development and Vote

PJCSD Budget Vote 2020

 Budget 2020-21, $75,430,132


Board of Education - Top 3 Win Seats

Judith Amato


heather beebe 542

Travis Conklin


Joan MCbride 564
William Onofry 1055
Florence Santini 1156
Earl Walker 409

Budget News

The budget proposed for next year is $75,430,132.  This budget is an increase of $269,216 or 0.36% over the current budget. The tax levy increase associated with this budget is 1.39% after making a fund balance allocation of $1,672,800.

This year's budget proposal will be considered by the public through an absentee ballot that will be mailed to all nearly 10,000 registered voters in the district with a prepaid return envelope.  The polls will not be opened as they traditionally are because of the current restrictions put in place by an executive order.  These absentee ballots are due back to the district clerk by 5 PM on June 9th.  You will be able to drop it off to the district office as well as returning it in the mail because it has to be physically returned to the district clerk by the deadline to be counted. Call the Port Jervis School District Offices with any questions. Remember to Vote! 858-3100 ext. 15531.


Anyone who meets the definition of a “qualified voter” but has not registered to vote must do so to receive an absentee ballot.  To be a qualified voter, you must be a US Citizen, at least 18 years old by June 9, 2020, a school district resident for 30 days immediately preceding the vote, and registered to vote in School District elections and having voted in any School District election/vote during the past four calendar years. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no personal registration held at school district offices prior to the June 9, 2020 vote. If you are not registered, you can register with the County Board of Elections by mail or remotely through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at:  https://www.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application

More Information


Budget Resources

2020 - 2021

Tax Information

Local Tax Assessors

  • Port Jervis: 858-4000, Ext. 8
  • Deerpark: 856-2210, Ext. 6
  • Orange County: 845-291-2490
  • Sullivan County: 794-0611
Budget Vote June 9th
- by Absentee Ballot ONLY -

Absentee ballots now accepted by mail through June 16


Per Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order, issued on June 8, hand-delivered absentee ballots can ONLY be accepted in person until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. If you are hand delivering your ballot, it can be dropped off at any of the three locations.

Ballot boxes for in-person drop off will remain located at three locations in our district from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm each business day

  • Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary School  (Main entrance vestibule)
  • Buildings and Grounds Office (10 Route 209, Port Jervis, NY) 
  • District Office (9 Thompson Street, Port Jervis, NY)*

*Please note that the District Office will receive ballots until 5:00 pm on June 9, 2020.

Any ballots submitted after June 9 must be sent through the US mail. Please mail your absentee ballots  as soon as possible. Ballots will be accepted by the district by mail only until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. Ballots received AFTER June 16 can not be counted in the school budget and board of education election vote.

Qualified voters of the Port Jervis City School District, who have registered to vote, will receive ballots by mail.

You are a qualified voter if you are:

  • US Citizen
  • 18 years of age
  • Resident of the district for at least 30 days