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.
On May 18, 2021, voters approved the budget by a margin of 930 yes votes to 539 no votes.
- Budget: $23,047,962
- Budget increase: $763,331
- Tax levy increase: 1.65%
2022-23 budget work sessions
- Jan. 13, 2022, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- Feb. 10, 2022, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- Feb. 17, 2022, 7 p.m.
- March 3, 2022, 7 p.m.
- March 10, 2022, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- April 7, 2022, 7 p.m.
- April 14, 2022, 7 p.m. (regular BOE meeting)
- May 3, 2022, 7 p.m. (budget hearing and regular BOE meeting)
- May 17, 2022, 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
Homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements through the New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) can have a portion of their home’s assessed value exempt from school property taxes. Learn more about the STAR program.