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2021-22 Budget development news

District residents approve proposed budget and bus proposition, elect 2 to Board of Education

Fort Plain Central School District residents approved a proposed $21.8 million budget for the 2021-22 school year by a vote of 126 to 15 on May 18, 2021.

They also approved a proposition by a vote of 125 to 16 authorizing the district to acquire school vehicles at a maximum cost of $275,000, with the funds to be drawn from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund.

Voters also elected Kimberly Keane (126 votes) and Teresa Karker (121 votes) to serve on the Board of Education for three-year terms running from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024.

The approved 2021-22 budget maintains all academic programming with no increase in the tax levy. The approved school vehicle purchase proposition also will not have an impact on the tax levy, and it will allow the district to replace aging buses and minimize maintenance costs.

2021-22 School Year Budget Information

  • Total Budget: $21,875,000
  • Spending Increase: 2.34%
  • Tax Levy Increase: 0.00%
  • Use of Fund Balance: $500,000

Expenditures

  • General Support – $2,439,374 / -2.31% = 11.15% of Budget
  • Instruction – $11,053,888 / +2.85% = 50.53% of Budget
  • Pupil Transportation – $1,228,753 / +2.28% = 5.62% of Budget
  • Employee Benefits – $5,943,110 / +3.95% = 27.17% of Budget
  • Debt Service & Related Transfers $1,209,875 / -0.14% = 5.53% of Budget
  • TOTAL – $21,875,000 / +2.34%

Revenues

  • State Aid – $14,985,440/ +1.46% = 68.50% of Budget
  • Property Tax Levy (including STAR) =$5,765,920 / 0.00% = 26.36% of Budget
  • Fund Balance – $500,000 / 0.00% = 2.29% of Budget
  • Other – $623,640/ +83.69% = 2.85% of Budget
  • TOTAL $21,875,000 / +2.34%

2020-21 Budget Information

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      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.

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      Budget Voter Requirements

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

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