This page is primarily for information about the upcoming or most recent Schodack School Budgets. For past school year budget information and other Schodack Business Office items, visit the following pages.
- Federal Stimulus Fund Spending Plans
- Past School Year Budgets
- Requests for Proposals
- Surplus Items
Schodack Business Office CONTACT
Janis R. Clarke
Secretary to the Business Administrator
(518) 732-2124 (ext: 2361)
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. The 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, the district office and the district website. On the third Tuesday of May, the community votes on the proposed budget.
2023-2024 School Year Budget Vote
On Tuesday, May 16, 2023, residents of the Schodack Central School District will vote on whether to approve a proposed budget for the 2023-2024 School Year.
District residents will also vote for three seats opening on the Schodack Board of Education. More about the board election and the four candidates is available here.
2023-24 School Budget Resources
- 2023-2024 Schodack Budget Newsletter (also being mailed to district residents)
- 2023-2024 Budget Statement Document
- 2023-2024 Budget Development Calendar
2023-24 School Budget Presentations
- Rollover/Budget Board Presentation (January 19, 2023)
- 2023-2024 Budget Board Presentation (February 16, 2023)
- 2023-2024 Budget Board Presentation (March 16, 2023)
- 2023-2024 Budget Board Presentation (April 17, 2023)
- 2023-2024 Budget Board Presentation (April 25, 2023)
- 2023-2024 Budget Hearing Presentation (May 4, 2023)
Where and When to Vote
Voting will take place in the Maple Hill High School Gym on Tuesday, May 16, from 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Maple Hill is located at 1216 Maple Hill Road, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY.
To vote for the budget and board election you must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. Advance registration is not required, however, voters will be asked to swear or affirm that they are residents of the district and have been for at least 30 days prior to the vote.
Absentee Ballots & Military Ballots
Completed absentee ballot applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election if the ballot is to be given personally to the voter. For a military ballot, the District Clerk must receive a completed ballot application no later than 5:00 PM on April 20, 2023.
To request an absentee or military ballot application, please contact District Clerk Michele Reickert by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (518-732-2297).
Multi-Year Planning for School Year Budgets
See the multi-year budget planning document presented at Schodack’s Board of Education meeting on December 15, 2022.