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2017-18 SCHOOL BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS: BUDGET VOTE ON TUE., MAY 16, 2017

The budget development process is open to the public and involves budget proposal presentations to the Finance Committee of the Board of Education on program and service areas, leading up to the presentation of the district’s proposed budget. 

Public budget development meetings began February 2 with the presentation of initial rounds of budget proposals for every school in the district, by their respective principals. Finance Committee members are William Cooper, Chair, Kathlee DeRose, John Odland, and Joseph Flaherty, Board President.

There is opportunity for public comment at every meeting, and participation is encouraged.

Finance Committee Meetings 

  • Thursday, February 2, 6:30 p.m., Middle School Auditorium
    Elementary School, Otisville Elementary School, Intermediate School, Middle School, High School
  • Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m., Middle School Auditorium
    Athletics, Operations & Maintenance, Personnel, Central Office, Business Office, Support Services
  • Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., Intermediate School Auditorium
    Technology, Pupil Personnel Services (PPS)/Special Education, Staffing Review, Support Services
  • Thursday, March 23, 6:30 p.m., Middle School Auditorium
    Transportation, Payroll/Benefits; Final details and decisions 

Important 2017-18 School Budget Dates

  • Public Budget Presentation: TBA
  • Public Budget Hearing: Thursday, May 4, 2017
  • BUDGET VOTE and Board of Education Election: Tue., May 16, 2017 ∙ Noon to 9 p.m.

VOTER INFORMATION

Who may vote?

You may vote if you are 18-years old or older, a U.S. citizen, a district resident for at least 30 days, and registered voter for either a general election or a school board election.

How do I register?
You can register at the district clerk’s office, Minisink Valley Central School District, Route 6, Slate Hill, NY, until May 11, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on days when school is in session. Proof of residency required.

Where do I vote? 

  • Residents of District #1 - Towns of Greenville, Minisink and Wawayanda vote in the Intermediate School gym A, Route 6 campus. 
  • Residents of District #2 - Towns of Mount Hope, Mamakating and Wallkill vote at the Otisville Elementary School.

How do I get an absentee ballot? 
You can download the application form here, or obtain it at the office of the school district clerk. Absentee ballots must be received by the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on ­­­­­Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Questions? Call 355-5115

2016-17 SCHOOL BUDGET

Budget Summary

Adopted Budget: $96,070,850
Spending Increase: 2.03%
Tax Levy Reduction: -2.00%
Estimated tax rate decrease for a $250,000 home in Minisink Valley: -$115

Budget Documents

BUDGET STATEMENT 2016-2017

BUDGET NEWSLETTER 2016-17

PUBLIC BUDGET PRESENTATION 2016-2017
(Click on link to view the slide presentation of the 2016-2017 Budget Proposal)

OFFICE OF NYS COMPTROLLER MVCSD FINANCIAL CONDITION REPORT JULY 2011-JUNE 2015

MVCSD RESPONSE TO NYS FINANCIAL CONDITION REPORT JULY 2011-JUNE 2015

BUDGET TOPICS AND FACT SHEETS

NAVIGATING THROUGH NYS TAX LEVY "CAP"

THE THREE TAX LEVY NUMBERS UNDER NYS TAX LEVY “CAP"

NYS TAX LEVY “CAP” FORMULA: HOW DOES IT ADD UP?

NYS GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT

UNDERSTANDING NYS STAR PROGRAM

UNDERSTANDING YOUR SCHOOL TAX BILL