Budget Revote July 28; Budget Hearing July 15

On Friday, July 3, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.47, providing for a school budget revote on July 28, 2020 in districts where the original budget proposal was not approved by voters during the June 9, 2020 election as canvassed on June 16, 2020.

In Person Voting

The Greater Johnstown School District will conduct its school budget revote on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Johnstown Junior-Senior High School, where the polls will be open for in-person voting from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  All persons entering school premises must observe social distancing protocols and wear a mask or face covering.

Absentee Ballots

If you are unable to vote in person, you may be eligible to apply for an absentee ballot. In accordance with Executive Order 202.47, due to the prevalence and community spread of COVID-19, the potential for contraction of the COVID-19 virus shall be deemed a temporary illness for the purpose of eligibility to vote as an absentee voter in a school budget revote held on July 28, 2020.

Who May Vote

You may vote if:

  • You are a U.S. Citizen;
  • You are at least 18 years of age;
  • You are a resident of the school district for at least 30 days before the vote;
  • You are not disqualified by any reason set forth in NYS Election Law Section 5-106; and
  • You are a registered voter with the county board of elections or the school district (check your voter registration status here). Not registered? Attend Voter Registration Day on July 14.

Public Budget Hearing

A public budget hearing for presentation of the budget will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, and may be viewed by the public via the livestream link below:

Budget Hearing July 15 Livestream Link:


When prompted to log in to Google, use the following credentials:

User Name: guest@johnstownschools.org
Password: Johnstown (please note the password is case sensitive)

If you are unable to livestream the meeting, you may call in and listen by phone:
‪(US) +1 385-645-7851‬
When prompted, enter PIN: ‪582 312 102‬#

Budget Conversation July 16

Call in between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, to discuss the budget and ask questions. Hosted by Superintendent Karen Geelan and Assistant Superintendent Ruthie Cook.

Call-in number 1-484-841-8212
PIN: 987-049-473#