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Proposed budget will not raise tax levy in 2021-22

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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 2020-21 budget vote

The residents of the Goshen Central School District passed the proposed $76 million budget for the 2020-21 school year with the following results:

  • Total Budget: $76,083,837
  • Spending Increase: 3.87%
  • Tax Levy Increase: 3.52%
  • Budget Vote Results: 2,470 yes votes and 1,281 no votes.
  • Bus Proposition Results (to purchase 8 school buses): 2,203 yes votes and 1,543 no votes
  • Board of Education Election Results:
    • Allison Salte: 2,515 votes, three-year term
    • Tom Mullane: 2,148 votes, three-year term
    • Juan D. Paneto: 1,685 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