May 20, 2015
On May 19, 2015, Monticello Central School District voters approved the district’s $82.6 million 2015-16 budget proposal by a vote of 686-to-215. Voters also passed the two other propositions on the ballot, which called for the establishment of a capital reserve fund and approval of funds for tennis court construction.
The 2015-16 budget calls for a spending decrease by -.71 percent ($589,298) and 5.09 percent tax levy decrease.
Also on the ballot were five board of education candidates running for the seats of incumbents Cathleen Crumley-Doherty, Bob Kunis and Susan Purcell. The candidates received the following number of votes, with elected candidates indicated in bold:
Cathleen Crumley-Doherty – 529
Janice Yeomans – 290
Bob Kunis – 398
Adrianna Greco – 347
Susan Purcell – 595
The next school budget vote is Tuesday, May 19, 2015, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. in various locations throughout the district. At that time, voters will consider a budget proposal for the 2015-16 school year.
During the April 23 meeting, the Monticello Board of Education unanimously adopted a $82.6 million proposed budget for 2015-16, which significantly decreases spending and yields a significantly reduced tax levy. read more
Click here to download a PDF version of the budget newsletter that was mailed to residents in early May. Included: information about proposed 2015-16 budget, expenses, propositions, board of education candidates and more.
On May 19, Monticello Central School District voters will choose three district residents to serve on the Monticello Board of Education view candidates' statements
The third in the series of budget presentations took place during the March 12 BOE meeting. Note: (3/24/15) The presentation materials that were originally posted contained minor inaccuracies. An updated presentation will be posted shortly.
The second in the series of budget presentations took place during the Feb. 26 BOE meeting. Topics addressed included: transportation, athletics and facilities. view presentation
The first budget presentation took place on Feb. 12. This presentation addressed: preliminary budget forecast and assumptions, as well as the tax levy limit. view presentation
During community conversations held
over several weeks in various locations throughout the
district, Superintendent Tammy Mangus and other members of
the district leadership team met with community members to
discuss the 2015-16 proposed budget, including the
district's fund balance, Board of Education goals and
current and planned safety initiatives.
Superintendent Mangus has created a PowerPoint presentation for members of the community who were not able to attend the sessions.
View presentation by
Superintendent Tammy Mangus
View Video #2: Expenditures and Revenues, below.
Read more about expenditures and revenues.
View Video #1, Budget Basics, below.
Read more about budget basics.
Info-Tax is an online resource to help you locate your school tax invoice for 2015.
Area residents who own their own homes may reduce their school property taxes through the New York State School Tax Relief (STAR) Program. Legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the New York State Tax Department in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years. Learn More
Visit this webpage throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process or click on the links at right for more information.