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District News: 2012-2013 School Budget

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Exit Survey results are online

The Schoharie Board of Education offered a voluntary, anonymous exit survey at the school budget vote this May. Nearly 17 percent of the 780 residents who voted chose to fill out a survey. Click here to read more and view the detailed results.


Voters approve 2012-13 School Budget Elementary students

Schoharie Central School District residents approved a $20,431,369 budget proposal for the 2012-13 school year on May 15, with 453 voting Yes and 327 voting No.

Voters also approved a bus purchase proposition, with 433 voting Yes and 330 voting No.

With three candidates for two open seats on the Schoharie Board of Education, voters elected Nancy Liddle (575 votes) and Barbara Monsees (464 votes). Daniel Guasp received 318 votes.

The school budget is 2.68 percent more than the 2011-12 school budget, reflecting changes made to earlier budget drafts in response to community feedback on local educational priorities. The budget results in a $274,127 or 3.15 percent increase in the school tax levy, the maximum allowed for the district to secure budget approval with a simple majority vote of 50 percent plus one.

School tax rates, which are the amount of tax property owners pay per $1,000 of assessed value, will be determined in August after the district receives town property assessments and state equalization rates.

Detailed information on the 2012-13 school budget development process, including a downloadable pdf of the budget newsletter, can be found on the BUDGET ARCHIVE WEBPAGE.


Developing a school budget is a year-round process

Developing a budget that provides students with a sound education that prepares them for their future is a year-round process. That process involves many community members prior to the eventual adoption of a budget by the Schoharie Board of Education and voting by district residents.

Schools benefit more than just the students they serve and the people who teach in and support them: Good schools make good communities, too. Even with the passage of the 2012-13 school budget, significant challenges confront Schoharie. The devastation caused by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee coupled with the economic downturn are causing continuing hardship for many district residents and businesses.

While striving to provide a quality educational program that prepares our students to be ready for college, career and life, the Schoharie Central School District is ever mindful of such challenges. All members of the  community are invited and encouraged to become involved in our school and its future.



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