The 2019-20 school budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 21.
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.
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2018-19 budget vote results
- Total Budget: $71,339,552
- Spending Increase: 2.3%
- Tax Levy Increase: 1.68%
- Budget Vote Results: 760 yes votes, 312 no votes – 71% approval rating
- Bus Proposition Results (to purchase 8 school buses): 759 yes votes, 314 no votes
- Capital Reserve Fund Proposition Results (Expend $3.9 million): 743 yes votes, 329 no votes
- Board of Education Election Results:
- Jason Pucci: 840 votes, three-year term
- Judy Green: 824 votes, three-year term
- Martha Bogart: 780 votes, three-year term
- David Schrank: 334 votes
Equalized school tax rate by towns for 2018-19
- Chester: $38.471829
- Goshen: $36.610289
- Hamptonburgh: $22.698518
- Wallkill: $108.087521
- Wawayanda: $3337997