District extends hours and adds weekend drop off at ballot boxes

on June 4, 2020

To help facilitate drop off of completed ballots, the school district has extended hours and added weekend days to the ballot drop off availability. The schedule will be as follows:

DATES: Friday, June 5 & Monday, June 8
TIME: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
LOCATIONS:
Central Valley Elementary, 45 Route 32, Central Valley
Pine Tree Elementary, 156 Pine Tree Road, Monroe
Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley

DATES: Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7
TIME: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LOCATION:
Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley

DATE: Tuesday, June 9
TIME: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
LOCATIONS:
Central Valley Elementary, 45 Route 32, Central Valley
Pine Tree Elementary, 156 Pine Tree Road, Monroe
Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley

The district understands that some residents may have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from delivering completed ballots during these time periods. Please contact District Clerk Donna Vitucci at 845-460-6200, ext. 6203 to make special arrangements.


June 3, 2020 – Message from Superintendent of Schools Elsie Rodriguez

The district has just learned from NTS Data, the company responsible for the printing and mailing of the ballots, that M-W ballots were mailed on Tuesday, June 2. We anticipate that ballots should begin to arrive in resident mailboxes by the end of the week. The school district must receive completed ballots by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9.

To help facilitate receipt of completed ballots, Monroe-Woodbury will have ballot drop-off boxes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following days and at the following locations:

DATES:

  • Friday, June 5
  • Monday, June 8
  • Tuesday, June 9

LOCATIONS:

  • Central Valley Elementary, 45 Route 32, Central Valley
  • Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley
  • Pine Tree Elementary, 156 Pine Tree Road, Monroe

These boxes will be continuously monitored and will be secured with a lock and key. If you have questions related to the absentee ballots, please view the Absentee Ballot Q&A, which also includes a short instructional video.

I want to remind you that district leaders will be holding a budget-related Crusader Chat on Thursday, June 4 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. via the district’s YouTube channel: @MWCSD1. If you have questions you would like answered during the Crusader Chat, please email them in advance to [email protected] or leave a message at 845-460-6200, ext. 6262. All questions and answers will be posted on the district website. Visit the Budget Page for more information about the proposed budget.


June 2, 2020 Monroe-Woodbury Superintendent of Schools Elsie Rodriguez has spoken directly with an executive of NTS Data, the company responsible for the printing and mailing of the Monroe-Woodbury ballots, who has reassured us that the district’s ballots will be mailed by the June 3, 2020, deadline, as mandated in the recent Executive Order by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Unfortunately, this is only one piece of a multi-step process. These ballots will then be delivered to the U. S. Post Office, who will sort and mail to residents. Our hope is that M-W residents will begin to receive ballots in their mailboxes by the end of the week.

In an effort to facilitate the voting process, the district will have locked ballot boxes available for ballot drop-off from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, June 5; Monday, June 8; and Tuesday, June 9. These boxes will be located at Central Valley Elementary School, 45 Route 32, Central Valley; the Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley; and Pine Tree Elementary School, 156 Pine Tree Road, Monroe.

Please view Absentee Ballot Q&A for more information.


May 30, 2020 – Due to a statewide supply shortage of envelopes, there has been a delay in the mailing of Monroe-Woodbury Central School District absentee ballots. On Friday, May 29, the school district was made aware of the delay by NTS, the company responsible for the printing and mailing of the ballots. On Saturday, May 30, NTS notified the school district that envelopes had been delivered and that they anticipate M-W ballots will be mailed on Monday, June 1. The legal deadline to mail ballots is June 3, so we are hopeful that the district will meet this deadline. School districts throughout the state have been having similar issues due to supply shortages. 

We will continue to keep residents updated via our district website as soon as we receive confirmation that ballots have been mailed. We will also be making arrangements to allow for physical drop-off of ballots at various locations throughout the district prior to the statewide deadline at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9. Additional information on that process will be forthcoming.

Residents should have received, or will receive shortly, the budget newsletter, which outlines details of the proposed budget. Please email budget-related questions to [email protected] and district leaders will answer them during the Crusader Chat that will air live on the district YouTube channel from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.