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Budget Information

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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339

518.993.4000

 

 
 

Information about the school budget

Building a School Budget for the Future

Developing the annual school budget proposal is a year-round process that involves the Fort Plain Board of Education and district and school leaders. On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members. Visit this Web page throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process.


 

2017-18 Budget Development News

Voters approve 2017-18 Fort Plain budget

POSTED MAY 16, 2017 - Fort Plain Central School District residents voted in support of the district’s 2017-18 school budget Tuesday by a vote of 159 to 48. The approved $19,890,000 budget plan calls for a 2 percent spending increase over the current year’s budget with a 1.95 percent tax levy increase.

“We deeply appreciate the continued strong support our schools receive from the Fort Plain community,” said Dr. David Ziskin, Superintendent. “This budget positions our district to maintain programs and foster growth in key areas that will lead to a safe, highly productive learning environment in each of our schools."

Voters also approved a second proposal on the ballot which authorizes the use of $270,000 from the District’s Bus Purchase Reserve Fund for the purchase of new school vehicles with 155 yes votes. Expenditures of reserve funds require voter approval; however, since 100 percent of the cost is paid from the fund, there will be no impact on the tax levy.

In addition to voting on the budget, residents re-elected three members of the Board of Education to three-year terms commencing on July 1, 2017 and expiring on June 30, 2020. David Przestrzelski received 161 votes, Todd McFee received 179 votes, and Jeffrey L. Jones received 173 votes.

2017-18 proposed budget goes before residents on May 16

POSTED APRIL 25, 2017 - On Tuesday, May 16, residents of the Fort Plain Central School District will vote on a proposed $19,890,000 budget for the 2017-18 school year.

The proposed budget carries a 2 percent spending increase with a 1.95 percent tax levy increase, which is below the District’s calculated tax levy “cap” of 6.26 percent. A simple majority of voters (more than 50 percent) is required for budget approval.

“The priorities identified by the Board of Education continue to guide budget development in the FPCSD,” said Dr. David Ziskin, superintendent of schools. Read more

2017-18 Budget Newsletter (PDF)

2017-18 Budget Mailer (PDF)

*2017-18 state budget includes $1.1 billion education funding increase, preserves Foundation Aid formula

POSTED APRIL 10, 2017 - On Sunday, April 9, New York lawmakers approved a 2017-18 state budget that calls for an overall increase in education funding of $1.1 billion, or 4.4 percent.

Lawmakers enacted the budget nine days after the April 1 state budget deadline, providing school district leaders with critical state aid information as they finalize school budget proposals for the 2017-18 school year. Voters will consider those proposals during the statewide school budget vote day on Tuesday, May 16. Read more

* Notice of Public Hearing and 2017-18 Budget Vote

POSTED MARCH 31, 2017 - A Public Hearing on the proposed 2017-18 Fort Plain School District Budget for the 2017-2018 will be held in the District Office Conference Room on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. The annual Budget Vote and Election will be held in Harry Hoag School Gymnasium on Tuesday, May 16, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Read more

* March 31, 2017 - LEGAL NOTICE (PDF)

 


 

2016-17 Budget Development Archives

During the 2016-17 school year, Fort Plain Central School District is operating on a $19.5 budget that was approved by voters May 17, 2016.

Fort Plain Central School District residents voted in support of the district’s 2016-17 school budget by a vote of 173 to 31. The approved $19.5 million plan called for a 2.68 percent increase over the 2015-16 spending plan, but carried no increase in the tax levy.

• Board of Education: Voters re-elected two board members. Ronald F. Kardash received 176 votes and L. Joseph Bartholomew received 170.

• School vehicle proposition: Residents approved a school vehicle proposition by a vote of to 158 to 45.

Budget newsletter

Budget notification

Legal notice

School Taxes

School property tax rates are set in August for the upcoming school year. Tax rates are based on the total tax levy in the voter-approved school budget, the state-determined equalization rates, and assessment rolls for each town.

School property taxes are due Oct. 31 each year. Payments that are mailed must be postmarked no later than Oct. 31. View your tax bill.

For more information about STAR exemptions, visit the STAR website.

 

Budget Archives