Upcoming Event — Village Election System Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Monday, December 5, 2022
10 a.m. at Scarsdale Public Library

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election and referendum on the amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution. Procedure Committee Chair Michelle Sterling and Vice Chair Peri Zelig will be presenting and answering questions. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Procedure Committee is the body that solicits candidates for CNC, proposes amendments to the Resolution, and runs the CNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The CNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates the proposed slate for the Village Board of Trustees, including Mayor. The Non-Partisan Resolution is the document that governs the Village’s non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the Procedure Committee. Only League members may be present for the consensus discussion. Those who have not yet paid annual dues are welcome to renew/join at the event.

For more information, please contact Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election System Chair.

LWVS Issues Consensus Statement on the Proposed Amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution

On Monday, October 3, 2022, LWVS held an information session and consensus meeting regarding the Procedure Committee’s proposed amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution, the document that governs the Village’s nonpartisan election system. Procedure Committee Chair Michelle Sterling and Vice Chair Peri Zelig presented and answered questions. The consensus discussion resulted in the LWVS 2022 NPR Amendment Consensus Statement.

Follow this link to view the mark-up of the Non-Partisan Resolution last amended in 2018 and the clean version as it would appear if all amendments are approved at the referendum on November 15, 2022.

Please view our Local Program and Positions webpage for current and historical folders containing annual and topical LWVS Consensus Statements.

Upcoming Event — Information Session and Consensus Meeting re Proposed Amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution

Monday, October 3, 2022
10:30 a.m.

Scarsdale Public Library

LWVS will hold a general membership information session regarding this year’s proposed amendments to the Non-Partisan Resolution, the document that governs the nonpartisan election system in Scarsdale Village. The amendments will appear on the ballot for voter approval at the Tuesday, November 15, 2022, CNC election. Representatives from the Procedure Committee will be present to answer questions.

All members of the public are welcome to attend the information session. A consensus meeting will immediately follow for League members only; those who have not yet paid annual dues or who are not yet League members may renew/join at that time to participate in the consensus discussion.

Follow these links to view the Information Session Agenda and the Consensus Questions. For more information, please contact Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election System Chair.

More Recent LWVS Consensus Statements (2021-22)

Please view our Local Program and Positions webpage for current and historical folders containing annual and topical LWVS Consensus Statements. Follow this link to view written reports and, when available, video recordings of this year’s Information Sessions.


School Budget
On Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10 am via Zoom, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding the proposed school budget for 2022-23. Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart Mattey, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Drew Patrick, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Edgar McIntosh, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Instructional Technology Jerry Crisci, as well as Board of Education Vice President Amber Yusuf were present to answer questions. Follow these links to the LWVS Budget Questions and District Responses (#24 through 40, beginning on page 6) from the Community Budget Forum on November 17, 2021, the LWVS Budget Questions and District Responses from March 23, 2022, and the proposed 2022-23 School Budget. The 2022 LWVS School Budget Consensus Statement was delivered at the Community Budget Forum on Monday, March 28, 2022.


Village Budget
On Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 9 am via Zoom, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding the proposed Village budget for 2022-23 . Village Manager Robert Cole, Deputy Village Manager Alexandra Marshall, Village Treasurer Ann Scaglione, Mayor Jane Veron, Deputy Mayor Justin Arest, and Trustees Karen Brew, Lena Crandall, and Randall Whitestone, presented and answered questions. Follow this link to view the LWVS Information Session Questions and Village Responses, the Tentative 2022-23 Village Budget, and the Village Budget Overview. The 2022 LWVS Village Budget Consensus Statement was presented at the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

Upcoming Event — Village Budget Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
9 am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 889 2803 0696
Password: 585566

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding the tentative 2022-23 Village Budget. Village Manager Robert Cole, Village Treasurer Ann Scaglione, Deputy Village Manager Alexandra Marshall, Mayor Jane Veron, Deputy Mayor Justin Arest, and other members of the Village Board of Trustees will be present to answer questions. The Information session is open to the public. A consensus discussion will immediately follow for LWVS members only.

Follow these links to view the

For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review these materials in advance.

For more information, please contact Tracy Tang, LWVS Village Budget Chair, at LWVS.villagebudget@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event — School Budget Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2022
10 am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 815 5212 7117
Password: 280062

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding the preliminary 2022-23 Scarsdale School District Budget. Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart Mattey, and other members of the cabinet, as well as Board of Education President Karen Ceske, Vice President Amber Yusuf, and other members of the Board of Education will all be present to answer questions. The Information session is open to the public. A consensus discussion will immediately follow for LWVS members only.

Follow these links to:

For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review these materials in advance.

For more information, please contact Suzie Hahn, LWVS School Budget Chair, at LWVSschoolbudget@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event — Concurrence Meeting re Proposed New LWV NYS Position on Voting Rights for Incarcerated Individuals

Monday, March 14, 2022
10 a.m. via Zoom

Meeting ID: 854 4610 2930
Passcode: 982417

LWVS will hold a concurrence meeting to discuss the LWV NYS’s proposed new position to support extending voting rights to all currently incarcerated persons. Follow this link to view the background materials from LWV NYS prior to participating. The presentation is open to the public, but only LWVS members may vote (Y/N) on the concurrence.

Recent LWVS Consensus Statements (2021-22)

Please view our Local Program and Positions webpage for current and historical folders containing annual and topical LWVS Consensus Statements. Where available, recordings are posted on the Information Sessions page.


Village Election System
On Monday, December 6, 2021, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election. Procedure Committee Chair Betsy Bach presented and answered questions. Follow these links to the Information Session Agenda with Procedure Committee Written Responses and the LWVS 2021 CNC Election Consensus Statement.


School Election System
On Sunday, December 12, 2021, LWVS held a general membership information session regarding this year’s proposed amendments to the SBNC Resolution. SBNC Administrative Committee Resolution Vice Chair Sarah Bell presented and answered questions. Follow these links to the Information Session Agenda and the LWVS 2021 SBNC Resolution Amendment Consensus Statement.


School Election System
On Friday, January 21, 2022, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election. Laura Liu and Laura Gelblum, SBNC Administrative Committee Election Chair and Vice Chair, presented and answered questions. Follow these links to the Information Session Agenda, the SBNC Administrative Committee’s Report to the LWVS, and the LWVS 2022 SBNC Election Consensus Statement.

Upcoming Event — Local, County & National Program Consensus Meeting

Monday, February 7, 2022
10 a.m. via Zoom

Meeting ID: 816 0776 0364
Passcode: 275177

LWVS will hold its annual consensus meeting to update the local, county, and national programs, and to review state concurrences that will be considered at the national convention. Follow this link to view the Agenda for the Consensus Meeting.

Those who intend to participate in the consensus meeting are strongly encouraged to review the following materials in advance:

Agenda and Consensus Questions Now Available for Upcoming Event — School Election System Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Friday, January 21, 2022
10 a.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 893 9105 5600
Passcode: 956753

Follow these links to the Information Session Agenda and to the Consensus Questions. Follow this link to the SBNC AC’s Report to the LWVS.

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election and the referendum on the proposed amendments to the SBNC Resolution. Laura Liu and Laura Gelblum, current SBNC Administrative Committee Election Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, will be present to answer questions. The information session is open to the public. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review materials in advance.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the SBNC Administrative Committee. Only League members may participate.

The SBNC Administrative Committee is the body that solicits candidates for SBNC, proposes amendments to the SBNC Resolution, and runs the SBNC election and referendum on the amendments. The SBNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates a proposed slate of trustees for election to the Scarsdale Board of Education. The SBNC Resolution is the document that governs the school non-partisan election system.

For more information, please contact Jyoti Ruta, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event — School Election System Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Friday, January 21, 2022
10 a.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 893 9105 5600
Passcode: 956753

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election. Laura Liu and Laura Gelblum, current SBNC Administrative Committee Election Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, will be present to answer questions. The information session is open to the public. The meeting agenda and report will be posted on the LWVS website when available.

The SBNC Administrative Committee is the body that solicits candidates for SBNC, proposes amendments to the SBNC Resolution, and runs the SBNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The SBNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates a proposed slate of trustees for election to the Scarsdale Board of Education. The SBNC Resolution is the document that governs the school non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the SBNC Administrative Committee. Only League members may participate. Consensus questions will be posted on the LWVS website when available.

For more information, please contact Jyoti Ruta, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

New LWVS Consensus Statement on Proposed Amendments to SBNC Resolution

On Sunday, December 12, 2021, LWVS held a general membership information session regarding this year’s proposed amendments to the SBNC Resolution. SBNC Administrative Committee Resolution Vice Chair Sarah Bell presented and answered questions. Follow this link to the Information Session Agenda, the Consensus Questions, and the LWVS 2021 SBNC Resolution Amendment Consensus Statement.


Please view our Local Program and Positions webpage for current and historical folders containing annual and topical LWVS Consensus Statements. Follow this link to view written reports and, when available, video recordings of this year’s Information Sessions.

Agenda and Consensus Questions Now Available for Upcoming Event — Proposed SBNC Resolution Amendments Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Sunday, December 12, 2021
8 p.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 893 5006 6132
Passcode: 620688

LWVS will hold a general membership information session regarding the proposed amendments to the SBNC Resolution, the document that governs the nonpartisan school election system in Scarsdale.

Follow this link to the Information Session Agenda and to the Consensus Questions.

Follow this link to the SBNC Administrative Committee’s summary of the proposed amendments. The amendments will appear on the ballot for voter approval at the time of the SBNC elections on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (7-10 am, 2-9 pm at SMS Auditorium Lobby). Sarah Bell, current SBNC Administrative Committee Resolution Vice Chair, will be present to answer questions. The information session is open to the public. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review materials in advance.

The SBNC Administrative Committee is the body that solicits candidates for SBNC, proposes amendments to the SBNC Resolution, and runs the SBNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The SBNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates a proposed slate of trustees for election to the Scarsdale Board of Education. The SBNC Resolution is the document that governs the school non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the SBNC Administrative Committee. Only League members may participate.

For more information, please contact Jyoti Ruta, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event — Proposed SBNC Resolution Amendments Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Sunday, December 12, 2021
8 p.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 893 5006 6132
Passcode: 620688

LWVS will hold a general membership information session regarding the proposed amendments to the SBNC Resolution, the document that governs the nonpartisan school election system in Scarsdale. Follow this link to the SBNC Administrative Committee’s summary of the proposed amendments. The amendments will appear on the ballot for voter approval at the time of the SBNC elections on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (7-10 am, 2-9 pm at SMS Auditorium Lobby). Sarah Bell, current SBNC Administrative Committee Resolution Vice Chair, will be present to answer questions. The information session is open to the public. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review materials in advance.

The SBNC Administrative Committee is the body that solicits candidates for SBNC, proposes amendments to the SBNC Resolution, and runs the SBNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The SBNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates a proposed slate of trustees for election to the Scarsdale Board of Education. The SBNC Resolution is the document that governs the school non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the SBNC Administrative Committee. Only League members may participate.

For more information, please contact Jyoti Ruta, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event — Village Election System Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Monday, December 6, 2021
10 a.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 812 3729 4575
Passcode: 706929

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election. Procedure Committee Chair Becky Bach will be present to answer questions. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Follow this link to the Information Session Agenda with Procedure Committee Written Responses. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are encouraged to review these materials in advance.

The Procedure Committee is the body that solicits candidates for CNC, proposes amendments to the Resolution, and runs the CNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The CNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates the proposed slate for the Village Board of Trustees, including Mayor. The Non-Partisan Resolution is the document that governs the Village’s non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the Procedure Committee. Only League members may be present for the consensus discussion. Follow this link to the Consensus Questions.

For more information, please contact Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election System Chair.

Recent LWVS Consensus Statements (2020-21)

Please view our Local Program and Positions webpage for current and historical folders containing annual and topical LWVS Consensus Statements. Follow this link to view written reports and, when available, video recordings of this year’s Information Sessions.


Village Budget
On Thursday, March 26, 2021, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding the proposed Village budget for 2021-22 . Village Manager Stephen Pappalardo, Deputy Village Manager Robert Cole, Village Treasurer Ann Scaglione, then-Mayor Marc Samwick, Deputy Mayor Justin Arest, and Trustee Randall Whitestone, presented and answered questions. Follow this link to view the LWVS Information Session Questions and Village Responses as well as the tentative 2021-22 Village Budget. The LWVS Village Budget Consensus Statement was presented at the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.


School Budget
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding the proposed school budget for 2021-22. Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart Mattey, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Drew Patrick, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Edgar McIntosh, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services Eric Rauschenbach, Director of Instructional Technology Jerry Crisci, and Board of Education President Pam Fuehrer were present to answer questions. Follow these links to the LWVS Questions and District Responses from March 10, 2021, the LWVS Budget Questions and District Responses from the November 18, 2020, Budget Forum. as well as the proposed 2021-22 School Budget. The 2021 LWVS School Budget Consensus Statement was presented at the Community Budget Forum on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Upcoming Event — Village Budget Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Friday, March 26, 2021
9 am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 885 8801 9183
Password: 496419

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding the tentative 2021-22 Village Budget. Village Manager Stephen Pappalardo, Village Treasurer Ann Scaglione, Mayor Marc Samwick, and Trustee Justin Arest will be present to answer questions. The Information session is open to the public. A consensus discussion will immediately follow for LWVS members only.

Follow this link to view the LWVS Information Session Questions and Village Responses as well as the Tentative 2021-22 Village Budget. Follow this link to the LWVS Consensus Questions to be discussed following the presentation and Q&A. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review these materials in advance.

For more information, please contact Diane Gurden, LWVS Village Budget Chair, at LWVS.villagebudget@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event — School Budget Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2021
9 am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 839 5437 9665
Password: 985514

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding the preliminary 2021-22 Scarsdale School District Budget. Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman, Assistant Superintendent for Business Stuart Mattey, Board of Education President Pam Fuehrer, and other members of the cabinet and school board will be present to answer questions. The Information session is open to the public. A consensus discussion will immediately follow for LWVS members only.

Follow these links to the LWVS Questions and District Responses (March 10, 2021) and to the LWVS Consensus Questions for the meeting that follows the information session. Follow this link to the LWVS Budget Questions and District Responses from the November 18, 2020, Budget Forum. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review these materials in advance.

For more information, please contact Suzie Hahn, LWVS School Budget Chair, at LWVSschoolbudget@gmail.com.

Recent LWVS Consensus Statements (2020-21)

Please view our Local Program and Positions webpage for current and historical folders containing annual and topical LWVS Consensus Statements. Follow this link to view written reports and, when available, video recordings of this year’s Information Sessions.


Village Election System
On Monday, December 7, 2020, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election. Procedure Committee Chair Sarit Kessel Fuchs presented and answered questions with the assistance of Procedure Committee member and past chair Madelaine Eppenstein. Follow this link to the Information Session Agenda with Procedure Committee Written Responses and the LWVS 2020 CNC Election Consensus Statement.


School Election System
On Monday, January 25, 2021, LWVS held its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election. Kathy Gray, current SBNC Administrative Committee Election Chair, was present to answer questions. Follow this link to the SBNC Administrative Committee Election Chair’s Written Report and the LWVS 2020 SBNC Election Consensus Statement.


Proposed Update to the LWVNYS Position on Healthcare
On Monday, February 8, 2021, at 10 am, LWVS held a concurrence meeting for the purpose of considering updates to two LWVNYS Healthcare Positions. Follow this link to the LWVUS Update Materials and Participant Guide. Follow this link to the LWVS Response.


Local, County, and State Programming for 2021-22
On Monday, February 8, 2021, at 10 am, LWVS held a consensus meeting for the purpose of considering updates to the local, county, and state programs. Follow this link to the LWVS Proposed Local Program for 2021-22 to be presented for adoption at the annual meeting in May. Follow this link to the LWVS Comments to LWVW re the County Program for 2021-22. Follow this link for the LWVNYS Program Planning Packet for 2021-23 and the LWVS Recommendations to LWVNYS.

Upcoming Event — LWVNYS Healthcare Position Update Concurrence; Local, County & State Program Consensus Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021
10 a.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 897 2174 0190
Passcode: 308216

LWVS will hold a concurrence meeting for the purpose of considering updates to two LWVNYS Healthcare Positions, followed by the annual consensus meeting to update the local, county, and national programs. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Follow this link to the Concurrence and Consensus Meeting Agenda. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review these materials in advance.

The concurrence questions to be addressed are:

  • Do you accept the new position on Healthcare?
  • Do you accept the new position on Financing of Healthcare?

An answer of “no” to either question retains the current position; “yes” accepts the proposed new position.

Follow these links to view materials for use in the consensus meeting for the local, county, and state programs:

Upcoming Event — School Election System Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2021
9 a.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 840 4430 3105
Passcode: 309140

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) election. Kathy Gray, current SBNC Administrative Committee Election Chair, will be present to answer questions. The Information session is open to the public. Follow this link to the SBNC Administrative Committee Election Chair’s Written Report. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review these materials in advance.

The SBNC Administrative Committee is the body that solicits candidates for SBNC, proposes amendments to the SBNC Resolution, and runs the SBNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The SBNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates a proposed slate of trustees for election to the Scarsdale Board of Education. The SBNC Resolution is the document that governs the school non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the SBNC Administrative Committee. Only League members may participate. Follow this link to the Consensus Questions.

For more information, please contact Jyoti Ruta, LWVS School Election System Chair, at LWVS.ses@gmail.com.

Upcoming Event — Village Election System Information Session and Consensus Meeting

Monday, December 7, 2020
10 a.m. via
Zoom
Meeting ID: 853 5580 0070
Passcode: 881967

LWVS will hold its annual general membership information session regarding this year’s Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election. Procedure Committee Chair Sarit Kessel Fuchs and Vice Chair Becky Bach will be present to answer questions. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Follow this link to the Information Session Agenda with Procedure Committee Written Responses. For purposes of the Zoom presentation and discussion, attendees are strongly encouraged to review these materials in advance.

The Procedure Committee is the body that solicits candidates for CNC, proposes amendments to the Resolution, and runs the CNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The CNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates the proposed slate for the Village Board of Trustees, including Mayor. The Non-Partisan Resolution is the document that governs the Village’s non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the Procedure Committee. Only League members may be present for the consensus discussion. Follow this link to the Consensus Questions.

For more information, please contact Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election System Chair, at LWVS.ves@gmail.com.