2020-2021 Budget

The $84,197,910 proposed budget projects an estimated 1.65 percent tax rate increase (the actual rate is set in August). The budget was balanced utilizing $4,077,878 of fund balance and reserves and a tax levy increase of 2.69 percent, which is just under the district’s tax levy limit.  

What is a contingent budget?

If the proposed school budget is defeated a second time, the district is required by law to adopt a contingent budget. The purpose of a contingent budget is to fund expenses necessary to maintain the operations and educational programs of the school district. Under Education Law, ordinary contingent expenditures are divided into three categories: (1) legal expenditures; (2) expenditures specifically authorized by statute; and (3) other items necessary to maintain the education program, preserve property and assure the health and safety of students and staff.

What items continue with a contingent budget?

• “Ordinary contingent expenses,” including legal obligations (such as Social Security and retirement obligations, other payroll taxes, obligations under collective bargaining agreements, and judgments from courts); expenditures specifically authorized by law (such as cafeteria services, textbooks, the district’s share of services from a BOCES); items necessary to maintain the educational program; and items that preserve district property and ensure the health and safety of students and staff

• Salary increases only for employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement or a contract

• Continued mileage limitations for student transportation which was last approved by the district voters

What items change in a contingent budget?

• Student supplies, such as notebooks, pens, erasers, rulers, etc.

• Certain equipment items cannot be purchased

• Fees for public use of school buildings and grounds are required to be charged, except where there is no cost to the district

• The tax levy may be no greater than the prior year

• The administrative portion of a contingent budget may not comprise a greater percentage of the budget than it had comprised in the prior year’s budget

• Salary increases only for employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement or a contract eg: certain supervisory/ administrative and clerical positions

• Transfer to capital expenditures must be removed from the budget (see proposed $100,000 Capital Outlay Project below).


In addition to the required contingent budget reduction of $247,496, the district cannot raise any additional tax levy which amounts to $878,153.  The difference of $630,657 will need to be made up by reducing expenses, modifying fund balance and reserve usage or a combination of the two (to be determined by the Board of Education). In addition, the district may be required to charge fees for public use of school buildings and grounds.

February 4, 2020 BOE Presentation of the draft budget.pdf

February 25, 2020 Presentation of the updated draft budget.pdf

March 3, 2020 Presentation of the updated draft budget.pdf

May 12, 2020 BOE Budget Presentation of 20-21 Budget.pdf

Community 20-21 Budget Presentation June 2.pdf

2020-21 Budget Brochure

2020-21 Budget Document.pdf

2020-21 Property Tax Report Card.pdf

2020-21 Administrative Disclosure 2020-21.pdf

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