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Budget & Taxes

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

2018-19 Budget 

Budget total: $111.1 million
Tax Levy Increase: 3.10 percent 
Spending Increase: 3.6 percent
Estimated Tax Rate Increase: 1.90 percent 
Vote:  1,434 yes votes to 489 votes against


  • School Resource Officer assigned to Shaker High School
  • Mental health clinic in a district school building that will provide 24-hour/12-month access for enrolled students and families
  • Several programs and courses to further prepare students for college and careers in the 21st Century
  • 21st Century Performance and Fitness Educational Center to be created by re-purposing existing physical education space
  • Director of K-12 Teaching, Learning & Innovation who will work with building principals and K-12 district supervisors in the subject areas of English Language Arts, math, science, social studies and world languages

Proposition 2

  • Establishes a capital reserve fund to allow the district to set aside money for future construction projects.
  • 1,503 yes votes to 417 votes against
  • No impact on taxpayers

BOE Election:

Incumbent Sandy Pangburn re-elected 
Michelle Dischiavo elected

Budget fact sheets

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