2017-18 School Budget Documents
- 2017-18 Educational & Program Budget
- Chatham Central School District NYS Report Card
- Chatham CSD Fiscal Accountability Summary
- 2016-2025 Financial Reserve Plan
Property Tax Cap Information
Contrary to popular belief, the NYS property tax cap does not cap tax increases at 2%. Instead, public schools must use a state formula each year to determine how much they can increase their tax levies by without having to seek a higher percentage of voter approval for the budget. This threshold may be different each year, and must be determined by the District and submitted to the state by March 1st.
If the year-to-year increase of the District’s tax levy (portion of the school budget funded by property tax) is at or below the number determined by the cap, a simple majority (50% + 1) of voter approval is needed to pass the budget. If the budget proposal carries a tax levy increase above the cap, a super majority (60%) of voter approval is needed for the budget to pass.
More information on the NYS Property Tax Cap is available on the NY State Education Department Website.
Budget Information from Previous Years
2017-2018 Budget Information
2016-2017 Budget Information
2015-2016 Budget Information
2014-2015 Budget Information
2013-2014 Budget Information
2012-2013 Budget Information
2011-2012 Budget Information
2010-2011 Budget Information
2009-2010 Budget Information
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