Kindergarten Returns Full Time Starting March 1

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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The East Greenbush Central School District’s school tax bills will be mailed to District residents on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The tax collection period is September 11, 2019 to October 11, 2019, without payment of a penalty.

School tax bill calculations are based on property assessed value, equalization rate, and the town’s share of the overall tax levy. It should be noted that the town assessors have responsibility for the assessed values; the NYS Tax Department’s State Board of Real Property Tax Services has responsibility for equalization rates. In some cases, changes in equalization rates may impact how much individual towns share proportionately in the school tax levy.

This year, the combined district-wide tax levy increased, for all towns, by 3.69%. This is the same as the District’s projection in the 2019-2020 budget. The actual tax rate for specific towns varies due to State determined equalization rates and overall assessed valuation.

The 2019 school tax rates, per $1,000 of assessed value, are listed below: 

2019 Tax Rates Per $1,000 of Assessed Value

TownHomestead Tax RateHomestead Tax Rate ChangeNon-Homestead Tax RateNon-Homestead Tax Rate Change
East Greenbush$17.25-0.4%$23.61-1.8%
North Greenbush$77.656.0%$106.098.6%
Sand Lake$19.306.8%$25.048.7%

How to Pay Your Taxes

  • Residents of the Towns of East Greenbush, North Greenbush, Nassau, Sand Lake, and Chatham should mail payments to: School Tax Office, EGCSD, 29 Englewood Avenue, East Greenbush, NY  12061. To pay your taxes in person, you may do so at Key Bank located at 615 Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush. This is the ONLY Key Bank location collecting school taxes this year.
  • Town of Schodack residents may make tax payments in person at the Schodack Town Hall or mail to Katherine Lubbers, Receiver of Taxes, 265 Schuurman Road, P.O. Box 436, East Schodack, NY  12063.

Taxpayer questions regarding town equalization rates and individual property assessments should be addressed directly to your town assessor.  The town assessor’s offices, within the East Greenbush Central School District, may be reached at: 

  • Chatham: 518-392-2550
  • East Greenbush: 518-477-9710
  • Nassau: 518-766-2343
  • North Greenbush: 518-283-6175
  • Sand Lake: 518-674-2026
  • Schodack: 518-477-7932

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