Budget Information

2021-2022 School Budget

Budget Documents

2021-22 Budget Development Calendar

October 29, 2020Finance Committee Meeting (Contract negotiations review)
November 10, 2020Board Meeting 6:00 pm (Budget Calendar Adoption)
November 19, 2020Finance Committee Meeting (Finance Reserves Plan)
December 8, 2020Board Meeting 6:00 pm (Adopt Fin. Reserve Plan)
January 28, 2021Finance Committee Meeting (State Aid, ERS/TRS)
February 9, 2021Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (Projected State Aid)
February 11, 2021Finance Committee Meeting (Property tax cap, budget)
February 23, 2021Board Meeting 6:00 p.m (1st Part of Budget – Admin & Operations, Prop. tax cap)
March 4, 2021Finance Committee Meeting (Review budget updates)
March 9, 2021Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (2nd Part of Budget – Instructional, Library & Cafeteria)
March 18, 2021Finance Committee Meeting (Review budget updates)
March 23, 2021Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (3rd Part of Budget – Transportation, Benefits, & Special Education )
April 15, 2021Finance Committee Meeting (Review final budget & Recommend)
April 20, 2021Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.  Adoption of 2021-2022 Budget
April 21, 2021Submission of Property Tax Report Card to NYSED
April 30, 2021Copies of Budget and required attachments made available to public upon request
May 11, 2021Annual Budget Hearing 6:00 p.m.
May 18, 2021Annual Budget Vote and Elections (Absentee Ballots must be returned by 5:00 p.m.)

Current School Year Budget

The 2020-21 budget totals $32,356,855 and carried a projected tax levy increase of 1.67 percent, which was under the limit set by New York State’s property tax cap of 1.72 percent. Spending is up a total of $773,465, a 2.45 percent increase from the 2019-20 budget that due largely to inflation, contractual obligations, and rising health insurance and retirement costs. The District used reserves and fund balance to reduce the impact of revenue shortfalls  and to help hold the tax levy increase under the tax cap. More information is available on our 2020-21 School Budget Information page.

Budget Information from Previous Years

2019-2020 Budget Information
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

Questions or comments about the budget?

Email them to budget@chatham.k12.ny.us