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Voters approve the 2015-16 budget

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:

Seat #1

Seat #2

Seat #3

Cathleen Crumley-Doherty – 529

Janice Yeomans 290

Bob Kunis – 398

Adrianna Greco – 347

Susan Purcell – 595

2015-16 school budget vote and election is May 19

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.

BOE adopts 2015-16 proposed spending plan

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

Budget newsletter available online

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.

Voters to elect three Board of Education candidates

On May 19, Monticello Central School District voters will choose three district residents to serve on the Monticello Board of Education view candidates' statements

Budget Calendar

2015-16 BOE approved budget calendar

Fourth budget presentation held on Thursday, March 26

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

Budget video series continues with budget management, board goals

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.

 

Do you need information about your school tax bill?

Info-Tax is an online resource to help you locate your school tax invoice for 2015. 

VIDEO: Understanding NY State's 2% Tax Levy Cap
Do you understand New York State's so called "2%" tax levy cap? Did you know that it's not really a 2% cap at all? Confused? Watch this short video for a really great explanation.

STAR School Tax Relief

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.