Budget Documents for Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018


"Traditional Budget Approach"
Section 1: Three Part Budget  (Administrative, Program, Capital)

A. Overview

B. Three Part Component Analysis & Administrative Salary and Benefits Disclosure Statement  [SED required]

C. Budget Detail

Section 2: Tax Exemption Impact Report
(NYS Real Property Assessor's Report - Prior Year File)
  A. S495 Exemption Impact Report  District Summary
                      (Percent of Value Exempted)
  B. S495 Exemption Impact Report District Detail
                       (Individual Municipalities)
Section 3: NYS School Report Card (All Reports)


A. Student Data
      Enrollment Data
      3-8 ELA Assessment Data
      3-8 Math Assessment Data
      English Language Learners Data
  B. School Data
     School Report Card
     Fiscal Supplement
     High School Graduation Rate
"Cost Center Approach"
Section 1:

A.  Enrollment Projections (as of April 12, 2017)

B.  Monthly Enrollment & Enrollment Detail
(as of March 31, 2017)

Section 2:

A.  Projected Class Size Averages (as of April 12, 2017)

B. Staffing PreK-12

Section 3:

A. Special Education (as of April 12, 2017)

B. Building Level Worksheets (as of May 3, 2017)

Section 4:

Payroll & Benefits (as of April 12, 2017)

Section 5: Stipend Summary (as of April 12, 2017)
Section 6: A. Transportation (as of April 12, 2017)

B. Vehicle Purchases
Section 7:

Buildings & Grounds (as of April 12, 2017)

Section 8: Technology (as of April 12, 2017)
Section 9: BOCES COSER (Projected Services Request)
(as of April 12, 2017)
Section 10:

Revenues Projected (In addition to Tax Levy)

 A.  State Aid (Detail) (as of April 12, 2017)

 B.  State Aid Factors

 C. Projected Revenues (as of May 3, 2017)

Section 11:

Tax Levy Worksheet (as of April 12, 2017)

Final Proposed Tax Levy – based upon Board of Education Projected Budget  (April 19, 2017)

Section 12: Tax Levy Changes - Historical Patterns
Section 13: Total District Finances (All Funding)
Section 14: Contingency Budget & Impact on Voters
Other Budget Information
1.   Budget Calendar
2.  Tax Levy Limit & Budget Overview (as of February 15, 2017)

Budget Update and Tax Levy Options (as of April 12, 2017)

4.   Property Tax Report Card [SED required] (April 20, 2017)
5.  Public Hearing on Budget (May 3, 2017)
6.  Budget Notice
Proposed Propositions

Proposition 1:  2017 – 2018 Budget

SHALL the (1) budget for the school year 2017-2018 for the Taconic Hills Central School District at Craryville, Columbia and Dutchess Counties, New York in the amount of $37,453,541 be adopted and (2) the Board of Education be further authorized to raise such portion thereof as may be necessary by tax levied on the taxable property of said school district in the amount of $23,250,614?

Proposition 2:  Election of School Board Members – Two (2) Vacancies

To elect two (2) members of the Board of Education: two (2) members for five (5) year terms, commencing on July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2022, to succeed Ronald Morales and Harvey Weber, whose terms expire on June 30, 2017.

Candidates for Board of Education:
Robert Macfarlane
Michelle Rosien
Alicia O'Rourke
Ronald Morales
Melissa Stickles

Proposition 3:  Capital Reserve Expenditure

Shall the Board of Education of the Taconic Hills Central School District be authorized to expend monies from the Capital Reserve Fund, previously established and approved by the voters of the District in the amount of three million ($3,000,000) dollars, and currently maintaining a balance of two million six hundred thirty four thousand four hundred fifty ($2,634,450) dollars, for the purchase of two (2) buses and one (1) passenger vehicle during the 2017-2018 school year at a cost not to exceed $230,000, with all such vehicles to be used in the transportation program of the District, with the result that such expenditure from the Capital Reserve Fund shall have no impact on the tax levy of the District for the 2017-2018 school year?

Proposition 4:  Capital Reserve Fund Amendment

SHALL the Board of Education of the Taconic Hills School District be authorized to amend the Capital Reserve Fund, previously approved by the voters on May 19, 2015, to increase the funding of said reserve by $2,000,000, for an ultimate amount not to exceed $5,000,000, with the understanding that the purpose and probable duration of the Capital Reserve Fund remain unchanged?

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