2021-22 Budget news
Voters approve 2021-22 budget and concession stand, elect 4 to Board, approve library propositions
Stillwater residents approved a proposed $28.7 million budget for 2021-22 school year by a vote of 269 to 99 on May 18, 2021.
They also approved by a vote of 248 to 117 a proposition to construct a concession stand at the high school, and elected Jon Mueller (258 votes), Paul “Butch” Lilac (241 votes) and Jimel Williams (237 votes) to serve three-year terms on the Board of Education and Shay Williams (222 votes) to serve a two-year term on the board.
Residents also approved propositions placed on the ballot by the Stillwater Public Library.
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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. District residents will vote on the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 18, from 12-9 p.m. in the district auditorium.
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.
The budget also includes funds for a concession stand and a proposition by and for the Stillwater Public Library. Residents also will vote to fill seats on the Board of Education. The candidates, in ballot order, are Shay Williams, Jon Mueller, Paul Lilac and Jimel Williams.
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2021-22 Proposed Budget Information
2020-21 Current Year 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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