Expenditures: Budget 2019-20

The 2019-20 budget proposal totals $82.5 million and projects a 1.57% tax rate increase.

The expenditure plan, which will be presented to voters on Tuesday, May 21, includes a:
  • projected tax rate* of $24.05 per $1,000 of assessed home value, which is a 37-cent increase from last year.  
  • tax levy of $38.1 million, an increase of 2.32%, which is less than the 2.33% maximum allowable tax levy with exclusions.
In addition to Proposition 1 (the budget), the community will vote on a second proposition to re-establish a classroom furniture and technology reserve with a $4 million maximum amount over five years.

3-part budget summary of expenditures

New York State law requires that all school districts present the proposed budget in three parts: Program, Capital and Administrative.

Program (73%) includes expenses associated with instructional programs, teacher salaries and benefits, health services, transportation costs, special education, instructional supplies and equipment, and athletics.

Capital (17%) consists of maintenance costs for buildings and grounds, custodial services, utilities, capital expenses, bus purchases, and debt service.

Administrative (10%) expenses include costs associated with the superintendent’s office, board of education, financial/legal services, curriculum development, communications, BOCES administration, printing and mailing, district clerk, and school supervision.

Total: $82,500,180

3 part budget summary