School budget information

A light purple and gold graphic that says Your Vote Counts with a check mark in the corner. Below says Budget vote and school board election Tuesday, May 17, 2022 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. S.S. Seward Memorial Building, 51 North Main Street

Voters in the Florida Union Free School District will go to the polls to decide on the 2022-2023 district budget and to choose three school board members on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

The board of education adopted its 2022-2023 budget on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The proposed $24,384,840 budget is an increase of $847,160 or 3.6 percent over the current year’s budget. The proposed tax levy, which is the amount of money received from local residents’ taxes, will increase by 1.74 percent or $274,670.

The increase is within the tax cap set by the state.

Three-Part Budget

Component                        Adopted 2021-2022                   Proposed 2022-2023

  • Administrative                 $  3,582,475                                      $  3,753,270
  • Program                             $15,649,060                                     $15,848,635
  • Capital                               $  4,306,145                                       $  4,782,935

Total:                                    $23,537,680                                      $24,384,840

 

The budget public hearing was held on May 5, 2022.

 

There are seven candidates running for three seats on the board of education. They will appear on the ballot in the following order:

  • Leslie Hill
  • James Revella
  • John M. Figliacconi
  • Lori Gorcsos
  • Sue Wheeler
  • Caroline Hanna
  • Rob Andrade

Click here to view biographies of the candidates.

Meet the Candidates Night

On May 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the S.S. Seward cafeteria, the Florida Union Free School District PTA and PTSA will sponsor a Meet the Candidates night.

The candidates will introduce themselves to the community and will respond to questions from the community. Community members are encouraged to use this link to submit a question/s for the candidates.

Only questions submitted through the link will be considered for the evening’s event.

 

Board of Education Elections

Who can vote?

You are eligible to vote if you are:

  • a U.S. citizen
  • 18 years or older
  • a district resident for at least 30 days prior to the vote
  • registered.

If you are registered to vote in general elections, you are automatically eligible to vote in school elections.

You may register 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. any day the district office is open.  The last day to register for the 2022-2023 budget vote and board election is May 12, 2022.

 

Absentee ballots

Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the Office of the School District Clerk.  Applications must be received by the district clerk no more than thirty (30) days and at least seven (7) days before the date of the election, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter or the voter’s designated agent set forth in the application at the Office of the District Clerk.

For the 2022-2023 budget vote and board election, absentee ballots must be received by the Office of the District Clerk not later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

 

Where and When

Voting takes place at the S.S. Seward Memorial Building, 51 North Main Street, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For the 2022-2023 budget vote and board election, that will be on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.