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2012-2013 Budget
2012-13 Budget Summary

Adopted Budget:

$77,384,789

Spending Decrease:

$60,134 or
0.08 percent

Tax Levy Increase:

2.0 percent

Message to Monticello School District Residents from the BOE

Thank you for your support of the 2012-13 budget. Your confidence and trust in the Board of Education, administrators, faculty and staff is appreciated. We work passionately each day to maintain a high quality of education for each student in this ever changing global society. —Sincerely, Monticello Board of Education

 Voters approve the 2012-13 budget

$77.4 million budget reflects a $60,134 (-.08 percent) reduction in spending and a projected 2 percent tax levy increase and focuses on containing costs.

RJK StudentsOn May 15, residents went to the polls to vote on the proposed 2012-13 Monticello Central School District budget. With 692 YES votes to 379 NO votes, residents passed the $77,384,789 spending plan.

The 2012-13 budget represents a decrease of <.08> percent from the current budget and a projected tax levy increase of 2 percent. Final tax rate impact is determined in August when the Board of Education approves the tax warrant.

To stay within 2 percent, the district implemented reductions as follows:

  • Six Teaching positions through attrition
  • Three Cleaner positions - two through layoffs, one through attrition,
  • One Mechanic position through attrition
  • 10 Teacher Aide positions - as per the change in the NY State Education Department regulations for 1:1 aides and Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • In addition, some special education students will be schooled in-house and not at Sullivan County BOCES.

"We thank the community, parents, staff, administration and Board of Education for their collaboration and support throughout the budget process,” said Superintendent of Schools Daniel A. Teplesky. “We will continue to work together to ensure all our children get the best education possible.”MCSD

Board of Education Election

Also on the ballot were three Board of Education candidates running for the seats of incumbents Bob Kunis and Cathleen Crumley-Doherty. The following is the vote tally:

Seat of incumbent Bob Kunis

  • Bob Kunis: 733

Seat of incumbent Cathleen Crumley-Doherty

  • Cathleen Crumley-Doherty: 500
  • Barbara O'Rourke: 451