School Budget Information

About the school budget vote

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.

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. 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


Results for the 2021-22 budget vote

On May 18, 2021, the residents of the Goshen Central School District passed the proposed $78 million budget for the 2021-22 school year with the following results:

  • Total Budget: $78,811,376
  • Spending Increase: 3.58%
  • Tax Levy Increase: 0%
  • Budget Vote Results: 1,041 yes votes and 301 no votes.
  • Bus Proposition Results (to purchase 8 school buses): 920 yes votes and 421 no votes
  • Board of Education Election Results:
    • Shannon Johnson: 780 votes, three-year term
    • Billy Castellane: 765 votes, three-year term
    • Jason Pucci: 759 votes, three-year term
    • Joe Connell, 599 votes
    • Judy Green, 407 votes
    • Martha Bogart, 381 votes

Equalized school tax rate by towns for 2020-21

    • Chester: 39.187619
    • Goshen: 38.298899
    • Hamptonburgh: 22.57633
    • Wallkill: 119.152132
    • Wawayanda: 34.873795