DON’T FORGET TO VOTE: Polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Pelham school district vote on $80.3 million budget, two board seats

Five candidates running for trustee


Polls are open in the Pelham Middle School gym from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday as residents vote on a $80.3 million proposed budget that raises taxes 2.47% and to fill two school board seats from a list of five candidates.

The tax increase is under the state cap of 3.9%. Spending grows 4.67% in the proposed 2021-22 budget over the current year’s spending plan. The Pelham Examiner’s stories on the budget process and the school board race, along with candidate statements and letters to the editor, are all collected here.

The district made available the following documents on the budget:

One-term trustees Jess Young and Eileen Miller are seeking reelection, while Ian Rowe, Janice Powers and Michael Owen-Michaane are running for three-year terms on the board for the first time. The top two vote getters will win the seats. Links to the candidates’ statements: