Budget Information

BUDGET CALENDAR For Development of the 2020-2021 School Budget

OBJECTIVES:

  • To develop a fiscal spending plan aligned to our District Goals and local resources
  • Involve Community Stakeholders in the Budget Process
  • Increase transparency in the development of the 2020-2021 budgets

Target Dates:

December 3, 2019
BOE Adopts Budget Calendar

December 2019
Budget meeting with principals

  • Curriculum and budget discussions
  • Discuss calendar, process, priorities, staffing
  • Budget themes

December 2019
Budget packets to principals

  • Distribution of budget instructions and worksheets to applicable staff members
  • Review needs of transportation, building and grounds
  • Consider needs arising from Future Planning process

January 21, 2020
Initial Budget Work Session

February 2020
Business Office begins working on budget brochure

February 4, 2020
Operating budget is developed by the administration and first draft of budget presented to the Board of Education. (Regular board meeting). 6-7 Work Session, 7-8:30 board meeting Superintendent/Business Manager

February 18, 2020
Work session, if needed.

March 1, 2020
Submit 2020-21 calculation of the tax levy limit to the State Comptroller and the Commissioners of Education and Taxation and Finance.

March 6, 2020
Preliminary BOCES Program Budget is incorporated in the new budget.

March 17, 2020
Work Session, Second Draft of Budget is prepared, incorporating any changes from the BOE work session. Superintendent/Business Manager (6-7:30 work session; 7:30 – 9 regular meeting)

March 31-April 4, 2020
Legal notice of date, time and place of School Budget Hearing and annual budget vote.

March 31, 2020
Final budget prepared. Work Session if needed.( Board of Education formally adopts budget, if state aid numbers are available.)

April 20, 2020
Petitions due for candidates running for board seat.

  • Voter submitted petitions due.
  • Last possible date for Board to formally adopt budget. THIS IS A MONDAY

April 21, 2020
BOCES Educational Services and Administrative Budget Vote

April 21, 2020
Board of Education adopts Property Tax Report Card

April 19 – May 12, 2020
Absentee ballots mailed out

April 22, 2020
Budget tax report card to SED and local media

May 5, 2020
Budget brochure is finalized and ready for distribution.

May 5-18, 2020
Budget presentations to Rotary, faculty and staff etc.

May 5, 2020
Budget Hearing (Wilmington)

May 5-19, 2020
Budget statement and required attachments made available at the district office and each school building office

May 12, 2020
Budget Hearing (Lake Placid)

May 13, 2020
Deadline to mail budget notice

May 19, 2020
Budget Vote – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

2020 Budget Re-Vote Timeline if Needed

May 26-June 2, 2020
Budget must be completed at least 7 days prior to the budget hearing

June 2, 2020
Deadline for Publication of the First of Two Required Legal Notices

June 9, 2020
Publication of second and final legal notice prior to budget re-vote

June 2-9, 2020
Public Hearing to present budget (7-14 days prior to re-vote)

June 2-16, 2020
Budget statement and required attachments made available at the district office

June 10, 2020
Deadline for Mailing “Budget Notice” (6 days before re-vote)

June 16, 2020
Budget Re-vote must be held

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