Budget Information

Annual budget vote day is Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Central Valley Elementary School, 45 Route 32, Central Valley, NY.

2017-18 budget development calendar

Please visit the budget development calendar page for a list of upcoming Board of Education meetings, during which district administrators will discuss development of the proposed 2017-18 school budget. View the budget information sheet for information about balancing a public school district budget and visit the budget challenges page for more information about the challenges public schools are facing as they create a budget for the 2017-18 school year.

Building a school budget for the future

Developing the annual budget is a year-round process. On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members.

Visit this webpage throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process or click on the links below for more information.

Read more about creating a school budget.

2016-17 budget overviewSmith Clove student hard at work.

Budget total: $164,817,836
Spending increase: $3,556,581 or 2.21%
Tax Levy increase: 1.15%

2016-17 budget brochure, including budget notice

Budget fact sheets (in PDF format)

Three Tax Levy Numbers
Tax Levy “Cap” formula
School mandates and mandate relief in New York State
Gap Elimination Adjustment
Today’s contingent budgets
Public employee pensions in New York State
Smart Schools Bond Act
General advocacy toolkit

Budget videos

NYS Voter Turnout
Tax Levy “Cap” explained

Gap Elimination Adjustment explained
New York Public Schools: The Right Investment