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

The community approved the 2017-18 school budget on May 16 by a vote of 423 to 144. A proposition to purchase three school buses passed by a vote of 424 to 144. Charles Peter (478), Christian Olsen (474), and Paul Puccio (457) were elected to 3-year terms on the Board of Education. Thank you to everyone who voted!

 

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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.

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