The annual budget vote for the 2018-19 fiscal year of the Oneonta City School District will be held from 12 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15,
Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta, NY
The annual budget hearing is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. at Greater Plains Elementary School, 60 West End Ave.
The proposed budget of $39,442,416 represents a year-to-year increase of $674,309 over the previous year, or 1.98 percent.
The proposed tax levy of $21,106,104 represents a year-to-year increase of $377,541, or 1.82 percent, equal to the district's tax levy limit.
If approved by voters, the proposed budget would enable the district to:
- Provide Chromebooks for all students in Grades 3 through 12
- Add support for English Language Learning and social work
- Maintain extra-curricular and club offerings districtwide
- Purchase two 66-passenger buses
If the school budget is defeated, the Board of Education has the
option of presenting the same or a revised budget for a second vote,
or immediately adopting a contingency budget. The contingency
budget must remain within a zero percent increase in taxes. The
administrative portion of the budget is subject to a cap. Certain noncontingent
items as determined by the Board of Education would be
eliminated if a contingency budget was implemented.
Revenue and Spending
State aid: $15,957,178 (an increase of $269,699, or 1.72 percent)
Property taxes: $21,106,104 (an increase of $377,541, or 1.82 percent)
Appropriated fund balance: $1,225,575 (an increase of $67,969, or 5.87%)
Local/other: $1,153,559 (an increase of $49,099, or 4.45%)
Administrative (School Management): $3,277,299