The 2020-21 budget vote and Board of Education election will be held from 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 in the Board of Education Room at the Main Street Administration Building, 227 Main Street in Goshen.
In New York state, local school boards must annually develop a balanced school budget proposal and put it up for a public vote on the third Tuesday in May. District expenses may include salaries and benefits, curriculum, staff development, facilities maintenance and operation, transportation and debt service. Revenue includes state funding, federal funding, property taxes and appropriated fund balance. The district’s proposed budget vote typically passes by approximately 70 percent each year.
News about the 2020-21 budget vote
Interested in running for the Board of Education?
Petitions to run for two available positions on the Goshen Central School District Board of Education are available March 16 at the district office, 227 Main Street. The petitions must be returned by Monday, April 20, no later than 5 p.m. The annual vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 19.
The two Board members whose terms are due to expire this year are Allison Salte and Thomas Mullane. Their seats are for three-year terms. The Board meets the first and third Monday of each month. For further information, call District Clerk Maureen Farrell at 615-6720.
School Budgets 101: Balancing the Budget
Each year, school boards must develop a balanced school budget proposal for the following school year and put it to a public vote on the third Tuesday in May.
In New York, this requirement for a balanced, voter-approved annual budget is unique to public schools. The school budget is the only government spending plan that residents can impact directly by voting. Learn more about balancing the budget
Learn Budget Basics…in 60 seconds!
Results for the 2019-20 budget vote
The budget vote and Board of Education elections for the 2019-20 school year were held Tuesday, May 21. District residents passed the budget with the following results:
- Total Budget: $73,249,777
- Spending Increase: 2.68%
- Tax Levy Increase: 3.2%
- Budget Vote Results: 763 yes votes, 312 no votes
- Bus Proposition Results (to purchase 7 school buses): 766 yes votes, 307 no votes
- Capital Reserve Fund Proposition Results (Create a fund): 735 yes votes, 335 no votes
- Board of Education Election Results:
- Michael Lorenzo: 717 votes, three-year term
- Jeremy Cassel: 648 votes, three-year term
- Jacob Gardner: 538 votes
Equalized school tax rate by towns for 2019-20
- Chester: 38.986586
- Goshen: 37.197037
- Hamptonburgh: 22.690331
- Wallkill: 114.887051
- Wawayanda: 34.641515