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Budget & Finance


Overview

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.

2024-25 Budget Information

On May 21, residents of the Goshen Central School District passed the $91,855,061 budget for the 2024-25 school year.

The proposal carries a 2 percent tax levy increase, which is more than 50 percent below the district’s 5.5 percent tax levy cap, as determined by the state’s tax levy cap legislation.

On May 21, 2024 district residents passed the $91,855,061 budget for the 2024-25 school year by a vote of 753 yes votes to 276 no votes — an approval rating of 73.2 percent. Under the approved budget, the district’s tax levy increased by 2 percent.

Board of Education incumbents Billy Castellane, Shannon Johnson and Scot Selbo are returning to their seats to serve three-year terms with 614 votes, 606 votes and 576 votes respectively. Heather Savatta, Ann Horrego and Wendy Morel received 352 votes, 333 votes and 243 votes respectively.

Total Budget: $91,855,061

Tax Levy Increase: 2 percent tax levy increase for the 2024-25 year – below the district’s legal limit of 5.5 percent as defined by New York’s tax levy cap legislation.

Spending Increase: 3.07 percent increase in spending over the previous year’s budget.

Visit the Budget page to learn more about the current 2023-24 and future 2024-25 operating budgets.

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.

Fiscal transparency

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

Contact Business

Lorine Van Put-Lamerand
Assistant Superintendent of Business
(845) 615-6740

Amanda Barone
Treasurer
(845) 615-6743

Andrea Ricciardi
Personnel Assistant
(845) 615-6760
Fax: (845) 615-6749

Budget Archive

  • 2023-24 (Total Amount: $89,119,147)
  • 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)