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2018-19 SCHOOL BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ─ BUDGET VOTE ON TUE., MAY 15, 2018

Our public schools are one of the most significant and consequential investments our community makes. With that in mind, our Board of Education will work with district and school leaders to develop a school budget proposal informed by the district's mission, educational goals, and fiscal challenges and opportunities.

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, Minisink Valley residents will vote on the budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year.

Budget development meetings are open to the public. There is opportunity for public comment, and participation is encouraged.  On March 22, at the conclusion of the individual budget reviews, the district will provide an overview of all 2018-2019 budget material presented and ask for any final questions or comments from the community.   

BUDGET DEVELOPMENT TIMELINE

Finance Committee Meetings 

Finance Committee members are William Cooper, Chair, Kathlee DeRose, John Odland, and Joseph Flaherty, Board President. 

  • Thursday, February 8, 6:30 p.m., Middle School Auditorium
  • Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m., Otisville Elementary Cafeteria
  • Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Middle School Auditorium
  • Thursday, March 22, 6:30 p.m., Middle School Auditorium 

Important 2018-19 School Budget Dates 

 

  • Public Budget Hearing: Thursday, May 3, 7:45 p.m.
  • BUDGET VOTE and Board of Education Election: Tue., May 15, 2018, Noon to 9 p.m.

VOTER INFORMATION

Who may vote?
You may vote if you are 18-years old or older, a U.S. citizen, a district resident for at least 30 days, and registered voter for either a general election or a school board election.

How do I register? 
You can register at the district clerk’s office, Minisink Valley Central School District, Route 6, Slate Hill, NY, until May 10, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on days when school is in session. Proof of residency required.

Where do I vote? 

  • Residents of District #1 - Towns of Greenville, Minisink and Wawayanda vote in the Intermediate School gym A, Route 6 campus. 
  • Residents of District #2 - Towns of Mount Hope, Mamakating and Wallkill vote at the Otisville Elementary School.

How do I get an absentee ballot? 
You can download the application form here, or obtain it at the office of the school district clerk. Absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on ­­­­­Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Questions? Call 355-5115

BUDGET TOPICS AND FACT SHEETS

BALANCING THE SCHOOL BUDGET: EXPENSES & REVENUES AT A GLANCE

NAVIGATING THROUGH NYS TAX LEVY "CAP"

THE THREE TAX LEVY NUMBERS UNDER NYS TAX LEVY “CAP"

NYS TAX LEVY “CAP” FORMULA: HOW DOES IT ADD UP?

UNDERSTANDING NYS STAR PROGRAM

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SCHOOL TAX BILL

 

2017-2018 Budget Summary

Adopted Budget: $97,407,064
Budget-to-Budget Spending Increase: $1,336,241 (+1.39%)
Tax Levy Increase: 1.50% 
Estimated tax rate increase for a home with a fair market value of $250,000 in Minisink Valley: $14

2017-2018 Budget Documents

BUDGET STATEMENT 2017-2018 

BUDGET NEWSLETTER 2017-18 

PUBLIC BUDGET PRESENTATION 2017-2018