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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.

2024-25 Budget Information

  • Budget Hearing: Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m. | HS Library
  • Budget Vote & BOE Election: Tuesday, May 21, 12-8 p.m. | Auditorium

Budget News

Development Calendar

October/November 2023

  • Administrative team reviews all staffing for all instructional and non-instructional staff with principals and supervisors
  • Review budget status for potential increase/decreases (continued ongoing work throughout the year)

November/December 2023

  • Meet with non-instructional budget supervisors to discuss first budget drafts (buildings & grounds, technology, and general support)
  • Meet with all related departments to discuss requests of 2024-25 BOCES services
  • Principals meet with faculty to discuss instructional programs and item requests by Dec. 8
  • Administrators prepare program, staff and facility reports for review and discussion with the superintendent
  • New instructional request forms for the 2024-25 program budget are due to the superintendent on Dec. 15

January 2024

Administrators will review instructional budgets with the superintendent and the school business administrator

Jan. 11, 2024

Budget Work Session & Regular Board of Education Meeting: 7 p.m.

  • Present 2023-24 general financial overview to Board of Education including current year expense and revenue update
  • Elementary, secondary and special education will present a program overview including proposed budget

Feb. 8, 2024

Budget Work Session & Regular Board of Education Meeting: 7 p.m.

  • Budget update
  • Presentation by athletics, technology, buildings & grounds, and transportation to include proposed budget overview

March 14, 2024

Budget Work Session & Regular Board of Education Meeting: 7 p.m.

  • Update budget information
  • Discuss governor’s proposed budget
  • Review of tax levy limit calculation
  • Review of revenue
  • A look at the five-year budget forecast
  • Discuss big ticket items (i.e., health insurance, BOCES)
  • Presentation of the superintendent’s recommended proposed 2024-25 budget
  • Board of Education initiates special propositions for May vote

April 2024

District clerk will prepare absentee ballot application, absentee ballots and related envelopes and directions to voters

April 5, 2024

District clerk publishes first publication of legal notice, time and location of school budget hearing and budget vote

April 11, 2024

Regular Board of Education Meeting: 7 p.m.

Final 2024-25 budget and education plan presented to the Board of Education for adoption of the 2024-25 budget and property tax report card

April 19, 2024

District clerk prepares second publication of legal notice of school budget hearing and budget vote

April 22, 2024

  • Deadline for submission of Board of Education petitions due to the district clerk’s office by 4 p.m.
  • Absentee ballots available upon request

April 23, 2024

  • District clerk draws for order of Board of Education candidates on the ballot
  • Clerk prepares voting ballots for printing
  • NYSED required salary disclosure form submitted electronically by the school business administrator

May 3, 2024

  • District clerk publishes third publication of legal notice, time and location of school budget hearing and budget vote
  • Absentee ballots mailed to all those who requested them; clerk to maintain master list of all individuals provided an absentee ballot
  • Budget statement and all required attachments will be available for public review in all district buildings

May 7, 2024

Annual Public Budget Hearing & Regular Board of Education Meeting: 7 p.m.

May 8, 2024

Budget notice mailed to residents including property tax report card. Budget newsletter available to the public

May 13, 2024

Fourth publication of legal notice on school budget hearing and budget vote

May 21, 2024

Budget vote (including any special propositions) and election of Board of Education candidates: 12-8 p.m.; Absentee ballots due by 5 p.m.

June 18, 2024

Budget revote (if necessary)