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Budget & Taxes

2021-22 Budget Information

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The North Colonie Central School district is slated to receive $5,668,835 CRRSA funding and $3,645,061 ARP funding, which were authorized under Federal legislation. 

This funding will be used toward sustaining safe operations of our schools while addressing academic, social, emotional and mental health needs of students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Working with the Board of Education, district administrators sought public comment from parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders. The district reached out directly by email soliciting questions, ideas and concerns – and held public hearings and forums to get the input they used to devise the plan. 

Please see the attached presentation regarding the planned use of the funding. The North Colonie Central School District plan is available here.

North Colonie Central School District residents approved the district’s 2021-22 school budget proposal.

Read about the vote breakdown.

  • Proposed budget: $124,977,067
  • Proposed budget increase: $6,997,566 (5.93%)
  • Proposed tax levy increase: $1,223,551 (1.39%)


  • 2021-2022: $91,636,005 (73.32%)
  • 2020-2021: $86,194,210 (73.06%)


  • 2021-2022: $17,339,567 (13.87%)
  • 2020-2021: $16,429,113 (13.92%)


  • 2021-2022: $16,001,495 (12.81%)
  • 2020-2021: $15,356,178 (13.02%)


Budget Hearing News 

Voting by Absentee Ballot 

Voters can cast an absentee ballot if out of town or unable to vote in person due to illness, disability, duties related to the primary care of ill or disabled individuals, being admitted to and a patient in the hospital, or the risk of transmission of COVID-19. You must complete an application to receive an absentee ballot. 

Request for absentee ballot applications must be received by the District Clerk by: 

  • May 11 if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter.

  • May 17 if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter.  

To request an application for an absentee ballot, contact Jane Dawson, District Clerk at 518-785-8591 ext. 3126 or email:

Budget Meetings

  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, Budget Committee Meeting
  • Monday, March 1, 2021, Budget Committee Meeting
  • Monday, March 8, 2021, Budget Committee Meeting
  • Monday, March 15, 2021, Budget Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Budget Committee Meeting
  • Monday, March 29, 2021, Budget Committee Meeting
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021, Budget Committee Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Budget Forum and Meet the Candidates
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Budget Vote

Budget Development


  • Review enrollment data, facilities and related needs, building allocations and needs, district staffing, long-range budgetary plans and the debt service schedule
  • Present budget development calendar to the Board of Education for adoption


  • Administrators and supervisors 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)
  • Board candidate petitions due by statutory deadline
  • Budget adoption by statutory deadline
  • Property Tax Report Card due to SED and newspaper
  • Publicize budget information and hold budget informational meetings


  • Conduct voter registration 5-14 days before vote
  • 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