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Voters approve $84.1 million budget; elect three board members

May 18, 2016

On May 17, Monticello Central School District voters approved the district’s $84.1 million 2016-17 budget proposal and elected three board of education members. Read more

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Board approves Monticello budget proposal, vote set for May 17

On April 19, the Monticello Board of Education adopted a $84,139,614 budget for 2016-17 that is below the legal limit as defined by New York’s tax levy cap legislation of 1.8%. Eligible residents will vote on the proposal on May 17, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Read more

Budget newsletter will be mailed to residents soon

Check your mailboxes soon for the May 2016 Budget Edition of the Monticello Central School District newsletter. Or view it online now.

Also on the ballot: board of education candidates

On May 17, residents will elect three board of education members for the seats currently held by Jennifer Kelly, Ellen Nesin and Stacey Sharoff during the district's annual budget vote. All terms are for three years.

To read the candidates' statements, please click here.

Join us for one of our budget meetings throughout the community

Rsidents will have the opportunity to learn more about the budget and ask questions. Please click here to view a schedule and locations of the 2016-17 budget meetings.

Vote day details

The annual school district budget vote and Board of Education elections will be held from 8 a.m - 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at the following locations:

• District #1: Thompson - Robert J. Kaiser Middle School
• District #2: Bethel - Duggan Community Center
• District #3: Mamakating - Chase Elementary School
• District #4: Rock Hill - Rock Hill Fire Department
• District #5: Forestburgh  - Forestburgh Town Hall

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Budget basics videos

“Budget Basics” video series shines a light on the district’s budget development
Have questions about how the district develops its budget? Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus and Assistant Superintendent for Business Lisa Failla will pull back the curtain at the inner workings of the district’s budget process in a two-part video series.

Budget presentations

Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus and Assistant Superintendent for Business Lisa Failla share the inner workings of the district’s budget process during board of education meetings. Click here on the links below to view past presentations; please note that proposed budget numbers are in draft form.

Feb. 4, 2016 (PDF)

Feb. 18, 2016 (PDF)

March 3, 2016 (PDF)

March 17, 2016 (PDF)

April 7, 2016 (PDF)

Learn about some of the biggest challenges affecting New York schools

It's time to get our facts straight. View fact sheets about the mandates, pensions, GEA and the tax levy limit (tax levy "cap"):

Mandates and Mandate Relief (PDF)
Public Employee Pensions in NYS (PDF)
NYS Gap Elimination Adjustment (PDF)
New York's Tax Levy "cap" formula: How does it add up? (PDF)
The three tax levy numbers under New York state’s tax levy “cap” (PDF)
Raising the stakes for schools: Today's contingent budgets (PDF)
Understanding New York's STAR Program (PDF)

2015-16 Budget Archives

Click here to access the 2015-16 budget news, videos and financial review documents.

Do you need information about your school tax bill?

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

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