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.
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
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Equalized school tax rate by towns for 2019-20