Voters Approve 2023-24 School Budget
East Greenbush Central School District residents approved the proposed school budget for 2023-24 earlier today. The $108 million budget will maintain programs and services and it includes staffing additions, technology upgrades, facility improvements and funding to continue the Pre-K Program. Additionally, voters approved the purchase of eight school buses from the Bus Purchase Reserve Fund. More Information.
2022-23 School Budget
- Budget total: $104,840,470
- Tax levy increase: 0.0%
2022 School Tax Bills
Tax bills for 2022 were mailed on September 12, 2022. The tax collection period was September 12, 2022 to October 12, 2022, without payment of a penalty.
If you have questions about your tax bill, please contact the Tax Office at 518-207-2542.
Overview of the Budget Process
Budget development starts in October when the Board of Education adopts a budget calendar. The Board also provides input to the administration on budget objectives and sets general parameters for the process.
The administration then prepares a budget with principals, department chairs and supervisors. Preliminary budgets are presented in March. The school board devotes time to budget development at its regular business meetings.
Administrators work to refine their numbers as more accurate cost estimates and enrollment figures are received during this period, and as Board members ask them to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of providing a service in a different way.
Throughout the winter and spring, school board members and administrators are also monitoring budget activity at the state level. School board members and administrators are in frequent contact with local legislators to inform them how various state funding proposals will affect East Greenbush schools.
The administration also looks at internal and external factors that are likely to have the greatest impact on the next year’s budget. Such factors may include rising prices for fuel or health insurance.
In late March/early April (depending on state budget developments), the Board of Education votes on a proposed budget. A newsletter describing the budget is then printed and mailed to all district homes. A copy of the proposed budget broken down by line items is also available in late April at the main office of each school building, district office, public library and district website.
The public vote on the proposed budget is held by law on the third Tuesday in May, which will be May 16, 2023.
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