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Budget & Taxes

2019-20 Budget 

Budget total: $116,318,100
Tax Levy Increase: 3.29%
Spending Increase: 4.7%
Estimated Tax Rate Increase: 1.90%

Highlights:

  • Seven new teaching positions to address growing enrollment

BOE Election:

Pennie Grinnell and Matt Cannon were elected to the Board.

2019-20 Budget Meetings

  • March 4, 7:00 p.m. – Budget Committee Meeting
    March 4 Meeting VideoBudget Meeting # 1 Recap

    • Mission-Focused Budgeting, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), NYS School Funding Transparency, Executive Budget Proposal, Property Tax Cap, Enrollment
  • March 11, 7:00 p.m. – Budget Committee Meeting
    March 11 Meeting Video

    • Maintenance Projects (Schedule D), Interfund Transfers – Capital Projects (Schedule E), Maintenance, Custodial, and Transportation Equipment (Schedule C)
  • March 18, 7:00 p.m. – Budget Committee Meeting
    March 18 Meeting Video

    • Instructional Technology & Technology Equipment (Schedule C), Smart Schools Bond Act
  • April 1, 7:00 p.m. – Budget Committee Meeting
    April 1 Meeting Video

    • Staffing (Schedule B), Anticipated Building Enrollment, New Programs and Initiatives (Schedule F)
  • April 8, 7:00 p.m. – Budget Committee Meeting
    April 8 Meeting Video

    • Proposed Budget Review, Updated Tax Cap, Property Tax Report Card
    • Further Discussion – Approval of Schedules
      • Staffing (Schedule B), Equipment (Schedule C), Maintenance (Schedule D), Interfund Transfers (Schedule E), New Programs and Initiatives (Schedule F)
  • April 17, 7:15 p.m., Latham Ridge Elementary School – Regular Board of Education meeting, BOCES budget meeting
    • Board formally adopts proposed budget
  • May 8, 7:00 p.m. – Board of Education Budget Forum and Meet the Candidates night

*All Budget Committee meetings will take place in the Central Office Curriculum and Instruction Workroom.

Budget fact sheets

New York’s Tax Levy “Cap” Formula
The Three Tax Levy Limit Numbers 
Contingent Budgets