Development of the 2019-20 school budget is currently underway. The Annual Budget Vote and Board Election is Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 9:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. in the MED gym.
Information pertaining to the budget is posted to this page as it becomes available.
Budget Development Calendar
November 13, 2018 Board Meeting 6:00 pm (Budget Calendar Adoption)
January 17, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting (State Aid, ERS/TRS)
January 22, 2019 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (Projected State Aid)
February 7, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting (Property tax cap, budget, Instructional Staffing Issues)
February 12, 2019 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m (1st Part of Budget – Admin & Operations, Prop. tax cap, Phase 1’s – Instructional Staffing Issues)
February 14, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting (Review budget updates)
February 26, 2019 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (2nd Part of Budget – Instructional, Library & Cafeteria, Phase 2’s)
March 7, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting (Review budget updates)
March 12, 2019 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (3rd Part of Budget – Transportation & Benefits)
March 21, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting (Review budget updates)
March 26, 2019 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (Special Education & Budget Adjustments)
April 11, 2019 Finance Committee Meeting (Review Fnal Budget & Recommend)
April 16, 2019 Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. – Adoption of 2019-2020 Budget
April 17, 2019 Submission of Property Tax Report Card to NYSED
April 29, 2019 Copies of Budget and required attachments made available to public upon request
May 14, 2019 Annual Budget Hearing 6:00 p.m., HS library
May 21, 2019 Annual Budget Vote and Elections 9:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. in the MED gym
Budget Development Presentations
2019-20 Budget Documents
Property Tax Cap Information
Contrary to popular belief, the NYS property tax cap does not cap tax increases at 2%. Instead, 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
2018-2019 Budget Information
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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