On Tuesday, May 21, Hudson Falls Central School District residents will vote on a $44,726,921 proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year.
The proposed budget, which has an increase of $406,985 or 0.92% over the current year’s budget, will result in a tax levy increase of 1.9%. The tax levy increase falls well below the New York State property tax cap of 4.36% for the district.
Additionally, voters will also elect three members to the Board of Education, vote on a proposition to purchase four school buses and vote to approve a proposition for the sale of the district office building located at 1153 Burgoyne Avenue.
This budget will allow the district to enhance safety with the addition of a security monitor; upgrade special education programs by adding two special education teachers, which will allow for out-of-district placed students to return; and expand technology-based learning district-wide through additional training and opportunities for staff.
Hudson Falls Central School District will save money through seven retirements, returning special education placements, a reduction in BOCES services, a decrease in the required Teachers Retirement System (TRS) contribution rate and the potential sale of district office property.
When: Noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21
Where: High School Gymnasium
Proposed budget: $44,726,921 or 0.92%
Proposed tax levy increase: $1.9%
Three Board of Education seats
Bus Proposition: $360,000
Sale of District Office Proposition: $240,000