2021-22 Budget development timeline
- January – March: Board of Education and administration discuss budget needs for next year’s programs and services
- March – April: Board and administration develop proposed budget
- April – May: Budget legal notice published in newspaper 4 times in 7 weeks preceding vote & election, 1st publication by April 3, three more to follow
- April 13: Board of Education adopts proposed 2021-22 budget
- May 4: Public Hearing on proposed budget, 6 p.m., Auditorium
- May 5 but no later than May 12: Budget newsletter mailed to district residents
- May 18: Annual School Budget Vote & Board of Education Election, 12-9 p.m., Auditorium
2021-22 Budget news
Board adopts proposed $28.7 million budget for 2021-22 school year
Proposed budget maintains programming; tax levy under ‘cap’
The Stillwater Board of Education adopted a proposed $28,717,619 budget for the 2021-22 school year at their April 13 meeting. The proposed budget preserves existing district programs and services and includes a tax levy increase that is below the state-mandated cap.
Spending under the proposal would increase by $2,535,641, or 9.68% over the current-year budget. Much of the increase would cover rising costs associated with salaries, employee pensions and benefits, as well as state and federal mandated programs and services. In addition, debt service payments associated with the recently completed capital project are set to begin next year.
The district also plans to purchase three new school buses for $350,000 as part of the budget and as outlined in the district’s multi-year fleet replacement plan. No debt will be issued for this purchase. Read the full article
2020-21 Budget Information
Voting on Stillwater’s school budget
On the third Tuesday of each May, residents from across New York State go to the polls to vote on the annual school district budget and to elect members of the Board of Education. Learn more about voting on Stillwater’s budget.
School Budget 101
In New York state, local school boards must annual develop a balanced school budget proposal and put it up for a public vote on the third Tuesday in May. Learn more about school budget development.
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