The annual 2021-22 School Budget Vote will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from noon to 8 p.m. Please continue to check back for more information about the proposed budget, as this page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education are available beginning March 15, 2021. To request a petition please call Janet Montes, School District Clerk, at 845-794-7700, ext. 70523. Completed petitions must be returned to the district clerk by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2021.
November 5, 2020: Present budget calendar to Board of Education
November 16, 2020: Principal’s meeting to discuss budget guidelines
November 19, 2020: BOE meeting – Board approves 2021-22 budget calendar for adoption with enrollment trends (2013- present)
November 20, 2020: Distribute budget calendar to Administrators and schedule dates for individual budget meetings with Assistant Superintedent for Business Lisa Failla, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Linda Oehler-Marx and Director of Pupil Personnel Services Tanya Duryea
December 18, 2020: Staffing recommendations from Principals & Directors
January 11, 2021: Staffing discussion at Principal’s meeting
January 19-22, 2021: Individual budget meetings between Central Office and Plant Operations, Transportation, Security & Technology.
February 4, 2021: BoE Meeting – Topic: Preliminary Budget Forecast, Rollover budget, Assumptions & Tax Levy Limit
February 1-5, 2021: Individual budget meetings with Central Office and Building Principals & Athletics
February 12, 2021: Proposed staffing recommendations for 2021-22 completed
February 18, 2021: BoE Meeting – Topic: Plant Operations, Transportation, Security & Technology (Completed budgets due to Business Office by February 3, 2021)
February 16-19, 2021: Individual budget meetings with Central Office and PPS, Curriculum & Instruction, Special Programs and BOCES
March 1, 2021: Submission of Tax Cap Calculation Information and District’s Calculation of Tax Levy limit to OSC, NYSED, NYS Taxation and Finance
March 4, 2021: BoE Meeting – Topic: Building Principal budgets with enrollment projections and Athletics. (Completed budgets due to Business Office by February 17, 2021)
March 18, 2021: BoE Meeting – Topic: Curriculum/Staff Development, PPS, Special Programs, and BOCES (Completed budgets due to Business Office by March 3, 2021)
March 30, 2021: First legal notice of school budget hearing and budget, must advertise 4 times.
April 19, 2021: Deadline for submission of voter initiated propositions to be placed on the ballot (45 days before the election)
April 6, 2021: BoE Meeting – Instructional & Support Staffing, Benefits & District wide expenditures. Finalize budget proposal.(Complete budgets due to Business Office by March 17, 2021)
April 19, 2021: Deadline for submission of petitions for BOE candidates to be placed on the ballot. (30 days prior to budget vote)
April 19, 2021: Inform candidates of legal requirement for all candidates for election to BOE to sworn statement of campaign expenses.
April 19, 2021: Prepare absentee ballot applications, absentee ballot, related envelopes, and directions.
April 20, 2021: BoE Meeting & Budget Adoption by the Board of Education
April 20, 2021: Drawing by District Clerk for determination of order of
candidates on ballot.
April 21, 2021: Property Tax Report card due to SED and to official newspaper (end of next business day after budget adoption)
April 23, 2021: FINAL legal date for budget adoption by Board of Education
April 29, 2021: 3-part budget document with required attachments made available upon request and distributed in various locations (at least 7 days before Budget Hearing and not less than 14 days before the Annual Budget Vote).
May 6, 2021: Budget hearing – 3 part budget document with required attachments available.
May 12, 2021: 6-day notice mailed to eligible voters
May 12, 2021: Voter Registration Day
May 12, 2021: Sworn statement by candidates for election to BOE received by District Clerk.
May 17, 2021: District Clerk must maintain a list of names of those residents who were given absentee ballots.
May 18, 2021: Annual meeting and budget vote.
June 8, 2021: Sworn statement by candidates for election to BOE received by District Clerk.
Additional meeting dates with budget builders and the Board of Education may be added at a later date.
If budget is defeated
May 27, 2021: Budget document: 3 part statement with required attachments made available upon request, at each school building, at district office, free library, and on district’s website at least 7 days before hearing and 14 days before the budget revote.
June 1, 2021: Publish legal notice for budget revote one each week in the 2 weeks before revote day, first publication 14 days before revote
June 3, 2021: Budget Hearing (7 – 14 days before budget revote day) 3 – part budget statement must be available at hearing.
June 9, 2021: Budget notice mailed to eligible voters
June 15, 2021: Statewide budget revote day
There will be a virtual budget hearing on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. A live stream of the hearing will be available on the district’s YouTube channel.
As the budget planning process progresses, the district will share presentations during specific regular Board meetings. Board meetings are live streamed to the public on the district’s YouTube channel. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. A list of these presentation dates is below; and the presentations will be linked below as they are completed.
January 7: The budget process and overview
February 4: The financial cliff
February 18: Plant Ops, Security and Transportation
March 4: School Buildings and Athletics
Voter Registration/Absentee Ballots
For more information about voting in school elections, including how to register and how to request an absentee ballot, please visit the Voting in School Elections webpage.
Voter Registration Day
The district will hold a Voter Registration Day on May 11 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. This is also the last day to register to vote in the 2021-22 school budget election. For more information on eligibility and registration, visit the Voting in School Elections webpage.
Thompson/Monticello – District #1
Robert J. Kaiser Middle School
45 Breakey Avenue, Monticello, NY 12701
Bethel – District #2
Duggan Community Center
3460 Route 55, White Lake, NY 12786
Mamakating – District #3
Emma C. Chase School
28 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wurtsboro, NY 12790
Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions at the Rock Hill Fire Department and Forestburgh Town Hall, the 2021-22 school budget vote will only take place at district-owned polling locations: Robert J. Kaiser Middle School, Duggan Community Center and the Emma C. Chase Elementary School.
Voters in the Rock Hill and Forestburgh districts will vote at the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School.
If you have a question about where you should vote, call 845-794-7700, ext. 70523