The Goshen Central School District Business Office is responsible for managing the money needed to support the district’s educational mission. One of the office’s most important functions is developing the proposed school budget for the consideration of the district’s Board of Education and voters.
The Business Office, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for Business, is responsible for accounting, auditing, benefits coordination, capital projects coordination, contract negotiations, facility use coordination, the district census, payroll, purchasing, records management and safety planning.
Current operating budget
On May 16, district residents passed the $89,199,147 budget for the 2023-24 school year by a vote of 755 yes votes to 274 no votes — an approval rating of 73.4%. Under the approved budget, the district’s tax levy is projected to increase by 1 percent.
- Total Budget: $89,199,147
- Tax Levy Increase: 1% tax levy increase for next year – below the district’s legal limit of 2.8% as defined by New York’s tax levy cap legislation.
- Spending Increase: 6.5% increase in spending over the current year’s budget – spending increase will be mitigated by an anticipated $4.7 million increase in state aid.
Visit the Budget page to learn more about this year’s operating budget.
Budget development process
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.
To learn how the Goshen Central School District’s annual school budget is developed, visit the School Budgets Development 101 page.
Our district is committed to fiscal transparency with all stakeholders. Each year, the district’s financial statements are reviewed by an independent auditor as required by New York State. After the audit is completed, it is reviewed by the Audit Committee and accepted by the Board of Education. In addition, New York State requires that school districts submit a detailed annual statement of the total funding allocation for each school in the district. Audited financial statements and the annual fiscal transparency report are available
Visit our Fiscal Transparency page to view local and state audits and our Budget Archive.
School tax information
Tax rates for each municipality within the district are set each August. They are based on the tax levy for the year and final municipal assessments for each of the towns. Tax rates vary between towns because property in each is assessed at different levels in relation to full market value. The state assigns each town an equalization rate to fairly divide the tax levy between the towns. The district does not control any part of the assessment or equalization process.
Visit Taxes & STAR for more information.
Budget & Finance Links
Lorine Van Put-Lamerand
Assistant Superintendent of Business
Fax: (845) 615-6749
- 2022-23 (Total Amount: $83,700,000)
- 2021-22 (Total Amount: $78,811,376)
- 2020-21 (Total Amount: $76,083,837)
- 2019-20 (Total Amount:$73,249,777)
- 2018-19 (Total Amount: $71,339,552)