Budget & Finance
The school budget is the biggest investment the community makes with its tax dollars. District leaders work to make the most effective use of resources to benefit students, to develop and manage the budget in a responsible and transparent manner and to be accountable to taxpayers.
2023-24 budget work sessions
- Jan. 12, 2023, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- Feb. 9, 2023, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- Feb. 16, 2023, 7 p.m.
- March 2, 2023, 7 p.m.
- March 9, 2023, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- April 4, 2023, 7 p.m.
- April 20, 2023, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- May 2, 2023, 7 p.m. (budget hearing and regular BOE meeting)
- May 16, 2023, 12-8 p.m. (budget vote and BOE election)
Budget development calendar
- Review enrollment data, facilities and related needs, building allocations and needs, district staffing and long-range budgetary plans
- Present budget development calendar to the Board of Education for adoption
- Administrators review staffing, facility, construction, budget allocations and special needs requests
- Departments review their budgets, staffing and long-range needs
- Present preliminary budget forecast and budget assumptions and review the governor’s executive budget proposal
- Budget presentations and work sessions
- Board candidate petitions available
- Final review of budget proposal by Board of Education
- Legal ads published for annual meeting (45 days prior to vote)
- Budget adoption by statutory deadline
- Board candidate petitions due by statutory deadline
- Property tax report card due to SED and newspaper
- Publicize budget information and hold budget informational meetings
- Budget Hearing held 7-14 days before vote
- Mail budget notice after budget hearing, but no later than six days before vote
- Budget vote and board election
Voting Information and Eligibility
- Who can vote? To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of Cambridge Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote. You do not need to be registered to vote.
- Voting is held in the elementary gym.
- Absentee ballots are available for those who plan to pick them up at the district office (see below for more information on absentee ballots.)
Absentee Ballot Information
Absentee ballots are available from the district clerk, Kate Canini, and will be issued upon request to residents who will be out of town or unable to vote at the polls due to illness or disability.
You must complete an application to receive an absentee ballot. The application must be received by the district clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Please mail or drop off your application to 58 South Park St., Cambridge, NY 12816.