The school budget vote and Board of Education elections will take place Tuesday, June 9. New York State delayed the date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Voting will take place only through absentee ballot, as directed by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order.

Qualified voters on the most recent years’ poll lists will be automatically sent an absentee ballot. Anyone who meets the definition of a “qualified voter,” but does not believe their name will be on the school district’s poll list, which contains the names of residents who voted in recent years’ elections, please contact District Clerk Michele Reickert at clerk@schodack.k12.ny.us as soon as possible to ensure timely receipt of an absentee ballot or complete this form.

If there are additional qualified voters living within your household, you will need to request additional ballots. Please complete this form for each additional qualified voter needing an absentee ballot. If you have any questions, please email District Clerk Michele Reickert at clerk@schodack.k12.ny.us.

2020-21 School Budget Resources

2020-21 Budget Presentations

2019-20 School Budget Information

2018-19 School Budget Information

2017-18 School Budget Information

Budget Calendar

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.