JPS 2018-19 Budget & School Board Election Information

The results from the Jamestown Public Schools Budget Vote & School Board Elections:

Budget Vote:

Yes – 419
No -    63

Proposition #1 – Establishing Capital Reserve Fund:

Yes – 427
No -   61

Proposition #2 – Student Ex Officio Board of Education Member:

Yes – 430
No -  87

Board of Education Election (Two Seats Open):

Nina Karbacka -  410
Daniel Johnson – 363

Brianne Fadale – 213

The results are not official until the Canvass of Votes.

For more information on the JPS 2018-19  Budget process, please see the links in the “Resources” to your left. As information becomes available, it will be added to this page.

JPS 2018-19 Budget Newsletter

JPS 2018-19 Budget Postcard with Board of Education Candidates

Jamestown City Council PTSA Holds Board of Education Candidate’s Forum – Watch the Video!

The 2018-19 School Budget Vote and School Board Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from noon to 9 p.m.  A public hearing regarding the 2018-19 Budget will be held on May 8, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Persell Middle School.

There are two Board of Education seats up for vote at the May 15th election with three candidates running. For more information on the candidates, please click HERE.

If a person is not registered to vote in the May 15th election, the District Clerk is available to register any eligible voter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. any weekday beginning April 2, 2018  through May 1, 2018 in the Administration Building, 197 Martin Road, Jamestown, New York.  Anyone who is not registered with Chautauqua County Board of Elections should present themselves, in person, before the JPS District Clerk with proof of identity and proof of address in order to be entitled to vote on May 15, 2018.  Applications are also available for Absentee Voting. The application forms and instructions may be obtained in the Superintendent’s Office. Any questions about the Board of Education petition process, voter registration or absentee voting applications can be directed to 483-4420.

The Jamestown Board of Education welcomes comments or suggestions on the 2018-19 School Budget. Please email comments to: or the Superintendent of Schools, Bret Apthorpe at