Schodack Central School District

1477 South Schodack Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York 12033
T: (518) 732-2297 • F: (518) 732-7710
Lee Bordick, Interim Superintendent

2017-18 School Budget Information

On Tuesday, May 16, the Schodack CSD community will have an opportunity to vote on the proposed 2017-18 school budget. Below is information about the budget process. Community members are welcome to attend meetings or call the District Office at 732-2297, option 1 with any questions.

 

Budget Calendar

A printable Budget Calendar is available here.

Date Location Action Agenda
December 15, 2016
6:00 p.m.
HS Library Board of Education Regular Meeting Adopt 2017-18 Budget Calendar
January 19, 2017
6:00 p.m.
HS Library Board of Education Regular Meeting 2017-18 Budget Discussion;
Department Presentations
February 9, 2017
6:00 p.m.
HS Library Board of Education Regular Meeting 2017-18 Budget Discussion;
Department Presentations
March 2, 2017
6:00 p.m.
HS Library Board of Education Workshop Meeting 2017-18 Budget Presentation;
Department Presentations
March 23, 2017
6:00 p.m.
HS Library Board of Education Regular Meeting 2017-18 Draft Budget Presented
April 13, 2017
6:00 p.m.
HS Library Board of Education Regular Meeting Final Draft of Proposed 2017-18 Budget Presented; Budget Adoption
April 17, 2017
5:00 p.m.
District Office Board of Education Petition Deadline If interested in running for a Board of Education seat, please see here
May 4, 2017
6:00 p.m.
HS Library Budget Hearing & Meet the Candidates  
Week of May 8, 2017
  Budget Newsletter Mailed to Residents  
May 16, 2017
6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
HS Gym Budget Vote and BOE Elections  

 

How Is the School Budget Developed?

Budget development is a year round process at Schodack. The district continually monitors the current budget to actual expenditures and reviews the needs of the students. In December, the Board of Education adopts a budget calendar.

 

The administration then prepares a draft budget with principals and supervisors. The different departments and buildings present to the Board of Education in January and February. The school board then devotes much time to budget development at its regular business meetings throughout January, February, and March. Administration also looks at internal and external factors that are likely to have the greatest impact on the next year's budget. Such factors may include rising prices for fuel or health insurance.

 

Throughout the winter and spring, administrators work to refine their numbers as more accurate cost estimates and enrollment figures are received during this period. Revenues are also refined as the State releases budget numbers and the Tax Cap is filed.

 

In late March/early April (depending on state budget developments), the Board of Education votes on a proposed budget. A newsletter describing the budget is then printed and mailed to all district homes. A copy of the proposed budget broken down by line items is also available in late April at the main office of each school building, district office, public library, and on the district website. The public vote on the proposed budget is held by law on the third Tuesday in May, which this coming year will be May 16.

 

Resources

Why Isn't the Tax Cap Really 2%?

Ever wonder why New York’s Property Tax Cap isn’t really a 2% cap even though elected officials often call it that? Here is a 4-minute video that explains how New York State uses a formula to determine each school district's tax cap number, which rarely works out to 2%.

 

 

Budget Resources Archive

 

2016-17 School Budget Information

2015-16 School Budget Information

2014-15 School Budget Information

2013-14 School Budget Information

2012-13 School Budget Information

2011-12 School Budget Information

2010-11 School Budget Information