2020-2021 School Budget Information
2020-21 School Budget Vote
On Monday, May 11, 2020, the Greenwich Central School District Board of Education is expected to take action, at it’s virtual meeting, on a proposed 2020-2021 budget of $21,976,710. This plan represents a zero budget-to-budget increase from the approved 2019-2020 budget of $21,976,71.
An Executive order in New York State recently established the new statewide budget vote date as June 9,2020. A postcard with budget vote details will be sent to all residences in the district. This year, voting will be done by absentee ballot only. All qualified Greenwich voters are eligible to vote. Ballots will be automatically sent to all voters from the last four district polls. If you want to vote and are an eligible voter, but have not participated in the school vote in the past, please contact District Clerk Denise Smith at (518)692-9542 or by email at email@example.com to request a ballot.
The COVID-19 shutdown has significantly impacted this year’s budget planning process. Superintendent Mark Fish said, “We are developing the budget in phases due to the uncertainty of state aid revenue this year. Phase 1 and 2 reductions have already eliminated $762,237 in expenses from our original draft budget. The reductions have been accomplished through retirement attrition, supply cuts and other efficiencies.” According to New York State, there could be additional restrictions in state aid throughout the year. “We are planning for other phases of reductions just in case. We need to present a fiscally responsible plan for the public to consider on June 9, 2020.” The proposed plan represents a 1.91% tax levy increase which is at the tax cap limit. “This represents an annual commitment we make to the community when we build our budget.”
BUDGET VOTE RESULTS
Budget Proposition Yes 460 No 102
Equipment Proposition Yes 412 No 150
Five Year Board of Education Seat Michael Conlin - 473 and (4) write-ins
Note: Due to the Covid 19 crisis and the financial hardship the residents of our community are experiencing, the Greenwich and Easton Libraries have made a joint decision to withdraw the proposition requesting additional funds. The libraries will continue to serve the community with the current appropriation of funds.
2020-21 Tax Cap & Levy Information
The "Tax Cap" in New York State
- 2020 Tax Exemption Summary
- STAR Exemption Savings 2020-21
- Tax Base Growth Factor 2020
- New York's Tax Levy "Cap" Formula
- Tax Levy Numbers - what do they mean?
- Understanding New York's STAR Program
2020-21 Proposed Tax Levy $11,472,720
Tax Levy Increase $ 215,097
- Budget Hearing, 2020
- Budget Workshop, May 4, 2020
- BOE Meeting, April 21, 2020 Budget Update
- BOE Meeting, March 16, 20120 - Elementary, JSHS, Athletics & Co-Curricular
- BOE Meeting, February 10, 2020 - Technology 2020, Facilities 2020, Transportation 2020
- BOE Meeting, January 13, 2020 Budget Overview