Our community will vote on the proposed school budget Tuesday, May 21 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The budget increases opportunities and support for students K-12 and invests in district priorities such as mental health, ELA, Math and curriculum development.
The budget raises the tax levy by 2.85%, which is below the New York State Property Tax Cap.
Below are stories and information about the budget.
- 2019-20 School Budget Summary
- Castleton Elementary School
- Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School
- Board of Education Candidates
- Proposition Information
- Budget Tables
A budget newsletter will be mailed to all residents. Here is a pdf of the newsletter.
If you have a question, please call the District Office at 518-732-2297.
2019-20 School Budget Information
- Budget Newsletter
- 2019-20 Budget Statement
- Budget Presentation from Jan. 17, 2019 Board of Education Meeting
- Budget Presentation from Feb. 14, 2019 Board of Education Meeting
- Budget Presentation from Mar. 21, 2019 Board of Education Meeting
- Budget Presentation from Apr. 16, 2019 Board of Education Meeting
- Budget Presentation from May 9, 2019 Budget Public Hearing
2018-19 School Budget Information
- 2018-19 Budget Appropriations and Revenues
- Budget Newsletter
- Financial Report
- Fund Balance and Reserve Plan
Budget development is a year round process. The district continually monitors the current budget to actual expenditures and reviews the needs of students.
In December, the Board of Education adopts a budget calendar. The administration then prepares a draft budget with principals and supervisors.
From January through April, the Board devotes much of its meeting time to budget development. Buildings and departments present to the Board. Administration looks at internal and external factors that are likely to have the greatest impact on next year’s school budget. As more accurate cost estimates and enrollment figures are received, budget numbers are refined. Revenues are also refined in late March or early April as the State releases state aid revenue and the Tax Cap is filed.
In April, the Board of Education votes to adopt a proposed budget. A newsletter detailing the budget is mailed to all district homes. A budget broken down by line items is made available at the main office of each school, district office, and district website.
On the third Tuesday of May, the community votes on the proposed budget.