Development of Chatham Central School District’s 2020-2021 budget is currently underway. Information pertaining to the budget will be posted to this page as it becomes available.
2020-21 Budget Development Calendar
|October 22, 2019||Board Meeting 6:00 pm (budget calendar adoption)|
|October 30, 2019||Finance Committee Meeting (contract negotiations review)|
|November 5, 2019||Board Meeting 6:00 pm|
|November 21, 2019||Finance Committee Meeting (finance reserve plan, preliminary phase 1s)|
|December 3, 2019||Board Meeting 6:00 pm (adopt fin. reserve plan)|
|January 23, 2020||Finance Committee Meeting (state aid, ERS/TRS)|
|January 28, 2020||Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (projected state aid)|
|February 6, 2020||Finance Committee Meeting (property tax cap, budget)|
|February 11, 2020||Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (1st part of budget – admin & operations, prop. tax cap, phase 1’s)|
|February 13, 2020||Finance Committee Meeting (review budget updates)|
|February 25, 2020||Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (2nd part of budget – instructional, library & cafeteria, phase 2’s)|
|March 5, 2020||Finance Committee Meeting (Review budget updates)|
|March 10, 2020||Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (3rd part of budget – transportation & benefits)|
|March 19, 2020||Finance Committee Meeting (review budget updates)|
|March 24, 2020||Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (special education & budget adjustments)|
|April 2, 2020||Finance Committee Meeting (review final budget & recommend)|
|April 7, 2020||Board Meeting 6:00 p.m. (adoption of 2020-2021 budget proposal)|
|April 8, 2020||Submission of Property Tax Report Card to NYSED|
|April 27, 2020||Copies of Budget and required attachments made available to public upon request|
|May 5, 2020||Annual Budget Hearing 6:00 p.m.|
|May 19, 2020||Annual Budget Vote and Board Elections 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
On May 21, 2019, District voters approved the budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget totals $31,583,390 and carried a projected tax levy increase of 1.24 percent, which stayed at the 2019 limit set by New York State’s property tax cap. Spending is down $352,915, a 1.11 percent decrease from the 2018-19 budget.
2019-20 Budget Documents
- 2019-20 Educational and Program Budget
- Chatham Central School District NYS Report Card
- Fiscal Accountability Supplement
- 2019-20 Property Tax Report Card
- CCSD 2018-2027 Financial Reserve Plan
- Legal Notice of 2019 Budget Vote and District Election
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.
Chatham CSD’s tax cap for 2019 was 1.24%.
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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