Goshen Board of Education approves $91,855,061 budget for 2024-25

At its April 17 meeting, the Goshen Central School District Board of Education voted to adopt a $91,855,061 proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year. 

The proposal carries a 2 percent tax levy increase, which is below the district’s 5.5 percent tax levy cap, as determined by the state’s tax levy cap legislation, by more than 50 percent. Goshen Central School District residents will vote on the proposed spending plan on Tuesday, May 21. 

Despite a decrease in New York State funding, the proposed budget would maintain all student programs and increase Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and art offerings. It would also support facilities operations and improvements. 

Additionally, the budget considers the transportation audit’s determination that the district has an appropriate number of vehicles to support its routes, resulting in a decrease in transportation vehicle expenditures from the 2023-24 school year.

The proposed budget was developed to minimize the impact on the tax levy and remain within the tax levy limit. A 2 percent tax levy increase would be $55,672,008 for the 2024-25 school year.

With the proposed spending plan budget, the district would continue to provide competitive educational programs, in keeping with its mission statement, to provide an environment which encourages lifelong learning for students on multiple authentic educational journeys. 

More details about the proposed budget for 2024-25 will be shared via the district website and a mailed publication in early May.

View the 2024-25 budget presentations.