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The annual school budget vote day is May 16, 2017. Please bring your ID or proof of residency.

 Eligible residents will vote on the proposed budget and elect three board of education members on May 16, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Interested in becoming a candidate for the Monticello Board of Education?

The Sullivan County School Boards Association will offer a free Prospective School Board Member Workshop on Monday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Sullivan County BOCES, 6 Wierk Avenue, Liberty. RSVP by March 23. A PDF flyer is available here.

Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the district clerk's office in Monticello's Central Administrative Building by April 17, 2017 at 5 p.m.  Each petition must be directed to the Clerk of the School District, must state the name and residence of the candidate,  the specific vacancy on the Board of Education for which the candidate is nominated and the name of the last incumbent, if any. Petitions must be signed by at least 28 qualified voters of the district (representing two percent of the number of voters who voted in the previous annual election) and must state the name and address of each signer. For more information, please contact Monticello District Clerk, Janet Montes at 794-7700, ext. 70523

Community budget meetings

The Monticello administration team holds budget meetings throughout the community during budget season. As the dates are scheduled, they will be posted on this web page.

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 16 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

Find out if you're registered to vote.

Voter information

May 9, 2017 is the district's Voter Registration Day. For more information about voter eligibility, voter registration and absentee ballots, please visit the voter information page.

Coming soon - budget basics videos

“Budget Basics” video series explores 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 discuss the  district’s budget process in a two-part video series. Check back in late April for these videos.

Budget presentations

Superintendent of Schools Tammy Mangus and Assistant Superintendent for Business Lisa Failla discuss 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.

March 2, 2017 (PDF)

March 16, 2017 (PDF)

April 6, 2017 - to be held during the Board of Education meeting

April 18 - anticipated adoption of the budget proposal during the regular Board of Education meeting.

Notice of budget hearing, annual meeting and elections

Please click here to read the legal notice.

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)

2016-17 Budget Archives

Access the 2016-17 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