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Budget

Annual school budget vote and board election rescheduled by the state

New York state school budget votes and board of education elections will be delayed until at least June 1, 2020, according to an executive order released by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday, March 30, 2020. View the executive order here.

The order specifically says, “Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place in April or May of 2020 is hereby postponed until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections.”

This change will also impact school districts’ regular notification practices and timelines for sharing information about the vote and election.


2019-20 Budget Information

  • Total Budget: $20,950,000
  • Spending Increase: 2.20%
  • Tax Levy Increase: 1.49%
  • Use of Fund Balance: $525,000

Expenditures

  • General Support – $2,485,545 (11.86%)
  • Instruction – $10,726,118 (51.20%)
  • Pupil Transportation – $1,204,182 (5.75%)
  • Employee Benefits – $5,444,155 (25.99%)
  • Debt Service & Related Transfers $1,090,000 (5.20%)
  • TOTAL – $20,950,000

Revenues

  • State Aid – $14,422,249 (68.84%)
  • Property Tax Levy (including STAR) – $5,663,412 (27.03%)
  • Fund Balance – $525,000 (2.51%)
  • Other – $339,339 (1.62%)
  • TOTAL $20,950,000

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

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