SAMPLE SCHOOL DISTRICT BALLOT

HAMPSTEAD NH SCHOOL BALLOT 2020 SAMPLE
Posted on 02/12/2020
ABSENTEE OFFICIAL BALLOT ANNUAL HAMPSTEAD SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION TOWN OF HAMPSTEAD, NEW HAMPSHIRE TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020   INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS NANCY L. LACASSE, DISTRICT CLERK  A. TO VOTE, completely fill in the OVAL to the RIGHT of your choice(s) like this: B. Follow directions as to the number of candidates to be marked for each office. C. To vote for a person whose name is not printed on the ballot, write the candidate’s name on SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SCHOOL DISTRICT MODERATOR SCHOOL DISTRICT the line provided and completely fill in the OVAL.   FOR 3 YEARS Vote for not more than TWO CLERK JASON GIARD FOR 3 YEARS Vote for not more than ONE FOR 3 YEARS Vote for not more than ONE  MEGAN MALCOLM JIM SWEENEY NEIL REARDON (Write-in)         (Write-in) (Write-in) (Write-in)    ARTICLES Shall the voters of the Hampstead School District raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant, for the purposes set forth therein, totaling $28,596,469? Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall be $28,597,519, which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Hampstead School District or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13, YES X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only. Note: Warrant Article 2 (Operating Budget) does not include appropriations proposed under any other warrant articles. (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) Article 2 – Operating Budget  Recommended by the School Board (5-0-0) NO Article 3 – Collective Bargaining Agreement – Hampstead Education Association  Shall the Hampstead School District vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Hampstead School Board and the Hampstead Education Association, which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing levels over the amount paid in the prior fiscal year: Cost Distribution Year 1 Year 2 Year 2 TOTAL $222,056 $221,755 $224,061 and further to raise and appropriate the sum of $222,056 for the 2020-21 fiscal year, such sum YES representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and fringe benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) Recommended by the School Board (5-0-0) NO and further to raise and appropriate the sum of $65,435 for the 2020-21 fiscal year, such sum YES representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and fringe benefits required by NO the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) Article 4 – Collective Bargaining Agreement – Hampstead Association of School Staff  Shall the Hampstead School District vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Hampstead School Board and the Hampstead Association of School Staff, which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing levels over the amount paid in the prior fiscal year: Cost Distribution Year 1 Year 2 Year 2 TOTAL $65,435 $55,841 $55,841 Recommended by the School Board (5-0-0) VOTE BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 SAMPLE Article 5 – Authorization for Special Meetings on Cost ItemsARTICLES CONTINUED  Shall the Hampstead School District, if Article 3 or Article 4 is defeated, authorize the Hampstead School Board to call a special meeting, at its option, to address the Article 3 and/or Article 4 cost item only? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) (Without this article, the District would have to petition the Superior Court for a Special School District Meeting. This saves the District the expense of attorney fees and court costs.) YES NO Recommended by the School Board (5-0-0) Article 6 – Capital Reserve Fund Shall the voters of the Hampstead School District raise and appropriate up to $400,000 to be placed in the School Renovation, Reconstruction and Capital Improvement Capital Reserve Fund established in 2006, with such amount to be transferred from the June 30, 2020 unassigned fund balance (surplus) in excess of $150,000? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) (The first $150,000 of surplus will be returned to the taxpayers. The next $400,000 of the surplus will be placed in the Capital Reserve Fund. Any additional surplus will be returned to the taxpayers. The funds from this article come from the 2019-20 school budget surplus, not from additional taxes.) Recommended by the School Board (4-1-0) YES NO Article 7 – General Acceptance of Reports Shall the Hampstead School District accept reports of agents, auditors, and committees as written in YES the 2019 Annual Report? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED) NO Recommended by the School Board (5-0-0)   VOTE BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT