The East Greenbush Central School District presented its preliminary school budget for 2022-23 at Wednesday evening’s Board of Education meeting in the Bell Top Elementary School gymnasium. The preliminary budget estimate is $106,055,249, which carries a tax levy increase of 2.52%. However, the tax levy increase is expected to be lowered as district administrators continue to reduce expenses as part of the budget planning process.
The District has averaged a 1.93% tax levy increase over the last eight years.
The preliminary budget maintains all current programs and services, class size averages, and continues many of the increased supports for students from this current school year such as academic intervention and social emotional wellness.
“As we continue to sharpen our pencils and look for further efficiencies and savings, we encourage our community members to follow our budget developments and join us for the upcoming budget sessions,” said Superintendent Jeff Simons.
In addition to the school budget, voters will decide on propositions for school bus replacements and a new capital reserve fund, as well as, select three members for the Board of Education.
Residents can learn more about the preliminary budget at the following public meetings or by visiting the Budget/Tax section of the website.
The Budget Vote and Board Election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17.
Upcoming Budget Meetings:
- Board of Education Meeting/Budget Review Session – Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m., Columbia Library
- Budget Meeting (Columbia/Goff) – Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m., Virtual
- Budget Meeting (Elementary Schools) – Thursday, May 5, 6:30 p.m., Virtual