On Tuesday, May 18, Hudson Falls Central School District residents will vote on a $46.3 million proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year. The proposed budget, which has an increase of $1.6 million or 3.66% over the current year’s budget, will result in a tax levy increase of 0%. The tax levy falls well below the New York State property tax cap calculation for Hudson Falls of 3.19%.
Voters will also elect one member to the Board of Education and vote on a proposition to purchase four school buses with 90% additional aid from the state. This proposed budget plan seizes the opportunity to use additional funding from the state. The plan avoids a tax increase while increasing our 2021-22 spending to create a bridge of programs and services for students. This enables us to reconnect, re-energize and meet students’ learning needs as we transition away from a year and a half of hybrid learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a planned school reopening in the Fall of 2021. Specific initiatives include support programs for reading, special
education, social-emotional learning, and closing gaps in student achievement.