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2013-14 Budget Summary

Adopted Budget:

$83,178,573

Spending Change:

$2,992,154
+ 3.73%

Tax Levy Change:

+ 1.41%

Voters approve the 2014-15 budget

May 21, 2014

Bus proposition, security upgrade proposition also pass

May 21, 2014

Monticello Central School District voters on Tuesday approved the 2014-15 school budget, with 725 casting votes in favor of the $83.1 million spending plan and 388 opposed.

Voters also approved the bus purchase proposition, which allows the district to bond $550,000 over five years to make necessary upgrades to the fleet. The vote count on this proposition was 551 in favor and 491 opposed.

In addition, the proposition to expand and improve video surveillance, create secure entries and access points in and out of the buildings and install door monitoring systems and key-card access to all schools. The proposal asked voters to approve the use of $750,000 in reserve funds for this project. The vote count on the security upgrade proposition was 691 in favor and 362 opposed.

Three vacant Board of Education seats were also filled. (* denotes incumbent):
Trustee 1:
John Moul: 484, *Robert Bellamy: 468
Trustee 2:
Scott Dorn: 555, *June Havas-Lombardi: 448
Trustee 3:
*Alyce Van Etten: 771,  Latisha Rodriguez: 219

The results, announced about an hour after the polls closed, showed 65 percent of the 1,113 total voters supported the budget. The spending plan called for a tax levy increase of 1.41 percent, which is the district's maximum allowable limit, as set by the state's tax cap formula. The budget maintains all current student programs and adds nine positions throughout the district.

District officials would like to thank the members of the Monticello community for their continued support of our schools. 

Budget Presentation Meetings 

Monticello Central School District held a series of Budget Presentation Meetings to give community members an opportunity to be a part of this year’s budget formation process. The meetings provide a forum to share ideas, express concerns and make suggestions for creating a fiscally responsible budget that balances the quality of educational programs and the tax burden on property owners.

All budget meetings began at 7 p.m. prior to the night's board meeting.

View February 20 power point presentation [PDF]
View March 6 power point presentation [PDF]
View March 20  power point presentation [PDF]
View April 3 power point presentation [PDF]

Budget News and Information

  • May 2014 - 2014-15 school budget proposal newsletter (PDF)
  • Learn more about the recent Property Tax Freeze 
  • read Q&A from the New York State School Boards Association

  • State aid for schools increases, GEA remains in Governor's budget proposal
  • January 30, 2014 - On January 21, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his executive budget proposal for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Under the Governor’s proposal, the projected state aid for the MCSD is approximately $29,874,901 – an increase of $1,121,834 or 3.84 percent over the district’s current budget revenues for state aid. However, Monticello will still see a $1,908,142 loss in aid because of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). read more