Budget & Finance

Voters to consider $26.2 million budget on June 9

On Tuesday, June 9, Stillwater Central School District residents will vote via absentee ballot on a proposed $26,181,978 budget for the 2020-21 school year. The Board of Education adopted the budget proposal at its meeting on Tuesday, May 19.

If voters approve the spending plan, the projected tax levy—the total amount of money a school district can raise through property taxes—would increase by 4.28 percent. This increase is below Stillwater’s maximum allowable tax levy increase as determined by the state’s tax levy “cap” formula (6.09 percent). View proposed spending plan here

Four candidates seeking seats on Board of Education

On June 9, Stillwater residents will elect four members to the Board of Education. Three board seats will be three-year terms and one will be a one- year term to replace a seat that will be vacated by a board member on June 30. Read about candidates here

June 9 Budget Vote

In an Executive Order issued on Friday, May 1, 2020, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and Board of Education election will take place on June 9, 2020, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Read more information on June 9 budget vote.

Budget Calendar

  • Feb. 25, 2020 – Budget Workshop following BOE meeting
  • March 1, 2020 – Board petitions available in the district office
  • March 10, 2020 – 2020-21 budget overview and BOE meeting
  • April 2020 – Finalize 2020-2021 budget (including BOCES budget)
  • April 2020 – Final draft of budget presented to Board of Education
  • May 19, 2020 – Board adopts 2020-21 budget
  • May 26, 2020 – Budget hearing, 6 p.m., Middle School Cafeteria
  • June 9, 2020 –  School budget vote by absentee ballot
  • July 1, 2020 – Implement 2020-21 budget

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.

School Taxes

Required Information

Audit Reports

If you cannot access any of these documents or if there is a document you are looking for that is not listed, please contact the Business Office at (518) 373-6100, ext. 30023.