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.