Green Meadow Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon School

Green Meadow Elementary School was named a 2021 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday morning. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance. Green Meadow is one of only 325 schools in the country, including one of 19 schools in New York to receive the 2021 National Blue Ribbon School award. Congratulations to Green Meadow students, teachers, staff and families!

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Budget / Tax

2021-22 School Budget

  • Budget total: $103,535,117
  • Tax levy increase: 0.0%

2021 School Tax Bills

Tax bills for 2021 will be mailed on September 15, 2021. The tax collection period is September 15, 2021 to October 15, 2021, 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 17, 2022.

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)