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Budget & Finance

2019-20 Budget Info

Developing the annual school budget proposal is a year-round process that involves the Fort Plain Board of Education, as well as district and school leaders.

On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members.

This year’s school budget vote and Board of Education election will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Polls will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Harry Hoag Elementary Gymnasium.

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

Budget hearing set

Residents may learn more and ask questions about the 2019-20 proposed school budget at the district’s budget hearing at 7 p.m. on May 8 in the District Office Conference Room.

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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