East Greenbush CSD Voters Approve School Budget and Capital Project

East Greenbush Central School District residents approved the proposed school budget for 2024-25 earlier today, as well as a $116 million capital project and the purchase of eight new school buses with the highest voter turnout since 2017 (excluding mail in vote of 2020).

Vote Results

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2024-25 School Budget

East Greenbush Central School District residents approved the proposed school budget for 2024-25 during the annual School Budget Vote and Board Election on May 21, as well as a $116 million capital project and the purchase of eight new school buses with the highest voter turnout since 2017 (excluding mail in vote of 2020). More Information.

Proposition #1: School Budget for 2024-25
Yes: 1,518
No: 228

Proposition #2: Bond Proposition for Capital Project
Yes: 1,479
No: 262

Proposition #3: School Buses from Reserve Fund
Yes: 1,529
No: 213

Board of Education Election
The three candidates with the most votes have been elected to three-year terms (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2027).

Samantha Phillips: 1,120
Kimberly Turner: 1,076
Catherine Van Orden: 927
JoAnn Taylor: 763
Cheryl Kennedy: 710


2023-24 School Budget

  • Budget total: $108,812,882
  • Tax levy increase: 0.5%

2023 School Tax Bills

Tax bills for 2023 will be available online and mailed out on September 11, 2023. The tax collection period will be September 11, 2023 to October 11, 2023, 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 21, 2024.

Budget Issues

Click on the links below to learn more about budget issues affecting our schools.

Board Policies

  • 1050 (Annual District Election and Budget Vote)
  • 6100 (Annual Budget)
  • 6110 (Budget Planning)
  • 6110-R (Budget Planning Regulation)
  • 6120 (Budget Hearing)