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Budget

2024-25 School Year Budget Development

Timeline

  • January-March 2024: District administration and the Board of Education work to develop a budget for the 2024-25 school year
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 – Public Hearing on Transportation, Building and Grounds and Instructional Program Budgets, 6 p.m., Regular Board of Education Meeting to Follow Public Hearing
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024 – Public Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Programs Budgets, 6 p.m., Regular Meeting to Follow Public Hearing.
  • April 22, 2024 – Deadline for petitions to run for the Board of Education – due by 5 p.m.
  • May 1, 2024 – Public Hearing to Present Budget, 7 p.m., Regular Board of Education Meeting to Follow Public Hearing
  • Early May 2024: Proposed Budget information mailed to district residents
  • May 21, 2024– Budget and Board Candidate Vote, Harry Hoag Elementary School Library, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

2023-24 Budget and Board of Education Vote

District residents approve budget and transportation proposition, elect 3 to Board of Education

Fort Plain Central School District residents voted to approve a proposed $23,320,000 budget for the 2023-24 school year by a vote of 88 to 21 on May 16, 2023.

They also approved a referendum by a vote of 90 to 17 authorizing the district to acquire three school vehicles at a maximum cost of $450,000 with the funds to be drawn from the Bus Purchase/Capital Reserve Fund. The purchase will have no impact on the tax levy and will allow the district to replace aging buses and minimize maintenance costs.

Voters elected three members of the Board of Education to fill vacancies for three-year terms running from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2026. The elected candidates are Brenna Kirkpatrick (96 votes), Anthony Crouse (86 votes) and David Przestrzelski (84 votes). Write-in candidate Justin Smith received one vote.

More information on the 2023-24 Budget

2023-2024 Documentation

School Taxes

School property tax rates are set in August for the upcoming school year. Tax rates are based on the total tax levy in the voter-approved school budget, the state-determined equalization rates, and assessment rolls for each town.

School property taxes are due Oct. 31 each year. Payments that are mailed must be postmarked no later than Oct. 31.

View your tax bill | STAR exemptions website

Budget Voter Requirements

  • U.S. citizen
  • School district resident for at least 30 days
  • 18 years of age

District NYS Report Card

Voting by absentee ballot

Absentee ballot applications may be obtained from the District Clerk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Completed applications are due with the District Clerk at least seven days before the vote and election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the vote and election if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the vote.