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
Click here to read more and view the detailed results.
approve 2012-13 School Budget
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
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
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
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.
Resources for district residents:
Contact info for elected officials