Information from the District Clerk
The 2022-2023 Budget Vote will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Central Square School District - May 17, 2022
Budget, BOE Election
Proposition 1: 2022-23 General Fund Budget
Yes: 419 (78%)
No: 117 (22%)
Proposition 2: Transportation Proposition
Yes: 424 (79%)
No: 114 (21%)
Proposition 3: Capital Project
Yes: 414 (77%)
No: 123 (23%)
Proposition 4: 2022-2023 Library Tax Proposal
Yes: 408 (76%)
No: 129 (24%)
Board of Education
(4 open seats – 3 three-year terms; 1 one-year term):
Kenneth Sherman: 424
Randy Hoyt: 417
Timothy McCarthy: 398
Millard (Mudd) Murphy: 383
Board of Education candidates (in order they will appear on ballot)
Randy L. Hoyt is a life-long resident of the Central Square School District and has lived in the Village of Central Square for over 20 years and has lived in the Town of Hastings for 53 years. He earned his Bachelor degree in 1993 from SUNY Oswego, is a 1988 graduate of Paul V. Moore High School and a 2001 graduate of Leadership Oswego County.
Randy has previously served on the Central Square School District Board of Education for 23 years and has served on many committees during this time.
Randy has been employed with Fulton Savings Bank for 24 years. His current position is a Branch Officer and Mortgage Loan Coordinator. In this capacity, he has worked in the Fulton, Hannibal, Phoenix, Central Square, Constantia and Brewerton townships in which he has created many strong personal and professional relationships.
His wife, Lori Lemm, is also a graduate from both alma maters and is a science teacher with CiTi BOCES. They have been married for 26 years and are the parents of two children. One child who graduated from Paul V. Moore High School and is working on becoming an RN and the other is an 11th grade student at Paul V. Moore High School.
As a member of the Central Square Board of Education, Randy has been on the School Board Policy Committee, the Audit Committee and the District Level Shared Decision-Making Committee. He has served as an adopted board member for Central Square Middle School and Millard Hawk Elementary Schools.
Randy is very active in his children’s extracurricular activities and family endeavors. He also has been and continues to be an active participant in various civic and academic organizations throughout the Oswego and Onondaga Counties and it is not uncommon to see him and his family volunteering for these organizations. During their spare time he and his family enjoy their camp in Redfield, NY.
Millard "Mudd" Murphy
Mr. Murphy was born and raised in Central Square where he still lives today with his bride of 54 years. He has (2) daughters and (4) grandchildren. Growing up in Central Square Mudd was a member of Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troup 334 including being a member of the Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Paul V Moore HS in 1960 and attended SUNY Oswego where he graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and a Minor in History and Adolescent Psychology. He then pursued a career in Construction Management specializing in heavy construction and mining equipment. Mudd started his own firm Best Tractor Inc. in 1992 and it is still going today.
In total, Mudd has dedicated 55 years into his career in Central Square. He held various positions over the years in the Central Square Community among them include being President of the Library Association, Member of Central Square Endowment Fund Committee and Volunteer Firemen Central Square Fire Co #1 where he served as President for 2 terms.
Mudd’s dedication to the community includes being elected and serving as Trustee for the Village of CS, Elected, and served as Mayor of Central Square. He is currently the Exec. Director of Oswego County Conference of Mayors. Mudd also served as local church lay speaker and a board member of the Central Square Community Historical Society.
Kenneth Sherman is a 1990 graduate of Paul V. Moore. He and his wife Angela have two children. He has been the Mayor of the village of Central Square for five years and prior to becoming mayor served as Deputy Mayor for six years. He has also served on the Planning and Zoning boards. He is Vice President of the Oswego County Conference of Mayors.
Mr. Sherman owns his own business – Sherman Vincent Associates, a company that has been involved in numerous local projects – Dunkin Donuts, Fulton Savings Bank, Taco Bell, Fastrac as well as many residential projects. Through his company he has donated time and materials for numerous beautification projects throughout the village.
Ken was a member of the Community Endowment Fund and participated with many local functions. He organized the Patriot Run which raised over $30,000 for local charities. He has coached his daughters’ sports and is an active member of Devine Mercy Church.
He enjoys time with his family, traveling, camping, fitness, art, music, volunteering, cooking (and eating). He is an avid hiker and runner and is a proud ADK-46r, having hiked all 46 Adirondack high peaks. He currently is working on hiking on the highest points of all 50 states, with 41 already completed.
Tim, his wife Beth and 2 children (Ryan, age 24 and Erin, age 23) have resided in Central Square for the past 30 years. Tim brings to the table over 36 years of effective leadership and management experience throughout his career with Sodexo (a national contract management company).
He served on the West Monroe planning and town boards for several years.
If re-elected, Tim remains committed to serving all students, staff and residents of the district. He has worked diligently to make fact-based decisions that positively impact all stakeholders and will continue to work to help position our school district to successfully meet both the economic and academic regulatory challenges currently before us. Tim states, “I would be honored to continue to serve the school district and our community in this capacity”.
The District Clerk will conduct voter registration at the District Office, located at the Paul V. Moore High School, 44 School Drive, Central Square, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through Thursday, May 12, 2022 for the two election districts: Election District #1 - Central Square American Legion, 3301 Fulton Avenue, Central Square; Election District 2 - Constantia VFW, 1560 State Route 49, Constantia.
Any person at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a registered voter, and a resident of the school district for 30 days preceding the date for voting is entitled to register and vote. Personal identification and proof of residency must be provided at the time of registration.
Voter registration is always available through the Board of Elections. If you are registered to vote in the general elections, you do not need to register separately for the school district budget vote.
If you are unsure of which election district you should vote at, please call Pearl Horn, District Clerk at 315-668-4220, x70221 or email her at PHorn@cssdapps.org.
Propositions on the 2022 ballot
Proposition #1: THE BUDGET
Shall the Board of Education of the Central Square Central School District, County of Oswego, State of New York, be authorized to incur expenditures not exceeding $88,546,056 (U.S. Dollars: Eighty Eight Million, Five Hundred and Forty-Six Thousand, and Fifty Six) or so much as necessary for its General Fund operating expenses during the school fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022 and ending June 30, 2023, and to levy a tax on the taxable property of the School District sufficient to meet the amount of this sum not received from other sources?
Proposition #2: TRANSPORTATION
Shall the Board of Education of the Central Square Central School District be authorized to purchase and finance ten student transportation vehicles, including necessary furnishings, fixtures and equipment and all other costs incidental thereto, and expend a total sum not to exceed $1,164,491, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and said amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District, in the principal amount not to exceed $1,164,491, shall be issued.
PROPOSITION 3: CAPITAL PROJECT
Shall the Board of Education of the Central Square Central School District be authorized to undertake a capital improvement project consisting of certain interior and exterior renovations, alterations and improvements to the District’s Brewerton Elementary School, Hastings-Mallory Elementary School, AA Cole Elementary School, Millard Hawk Elementary School, Central Square Intermediate, Central Square Middle School, Paul V. Moore High School, Central Square Stadium and Maintenance Center and Bus Garage, all to include site, parking and vehicle circulation improvements, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation work, the acquisition of original furnishings, fixtures and equipment and payment of professional fees and all other necessary costs incidental to such work (collectively, the “Project”) at a total maximum estimated cost of $25,000,000 and to pay for the Project by using $3,200,000 of available District funds, any State building aid, and to the extent necessary, the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the School District to be collected in annual installments in the years and in the amounts as the Board of Education shall determine and in anticipation of such tax the District is authorized to issue up to $21,800,000 of obligations of the School District and levy a tax to pay the principal and interest on said obligations when due?
Proposition #4: Resolution for the 2022-2023 Library Tax Proposal
That the Board of Education of the Central Square Central School District, County of Oswego, State of New York, pursuant to Education Law, Section 295, is authorized to levy and collect an annual tax, year after year, separate and apart from the annual school district budget, in the amount of $5,000 (in addition to the current annual appropriation of $55,000 for a total of $60,000 annually), which shall be paid to the Central Square Library for the support and maintenance of the library, with this appropriated amount to be the annual appropriation until thereafter modified by a future vote of the electors of the Central Square Central School District.
Nominating Petition Information
The Central Square Central School District Board member petition packets are available in the district clerk’s office in Paul V. Moore High School, 44 School Drive, Central Square and also available via the link below on this page.
Petitions for nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the district clerk, located at the Paul V. Moore High School, 44 School Drive, Central Square, no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18. Petitions must be signed by at least 25 qualified voters of the school district and must state the name and address of the candidate. Residential addresses of each signer must also be provided.
The following vacancies are to be filled on the board of education:
- Member of the board – 3-year term – 3 seats
- Member of the board – 1-year term (to fill the seat that was vacated) – 1 seat
If you would please provide the District Clerk with a picture and biography for the newspaper when you hand in your nominating petition or by April 22, 2022.
Expenditure Statements - Due Dates:
1st Expenditure - April 18, 2022
2nd Expenditure - May 12, 2022
3rd Expenditure - June 6, 2022