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2019-2020 Budget Snapshot

Total  Budget: $118,775,551
Year-to-Year Spending Increase: 2.23%
Tax Levy Change from 2018-19: 3.07%
Maximum Allowable Tax Levy Increase: 3.07%
Use of Fund Balance: $474,243

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, voters of the Pine Bush Central School District approved the budget for the 2019-20 school year. The budget maintains class sizes and current programs, expands the foreign language program, adds a new AP computer science class as well as a K-2 CASTLE program at PBE. 

Voters also approved Proposition #1 – School Buildings for $44,875,000.

Voters did not approve the contingent proposition for athletics.

Three board of education members were elected from a field of six. Dori Johnson and Gretchen Meier were reelected to their positions. Matthew Watkins won the third seat.

The unofficial results are:

2019-2020 BUDGET          

Yes   1361                             No 711


Yes  1337                              No  716


Yes  1020                              No  1048


Dori Johnson  1020

Matthew Watkins    877      

Gretchen Meier  1229

Erik Buckley  841

Jillian Caci  859

Nancy Vinella  728


    School tax inquiries

    Tax bills can be viewed or printed at The school tax collector can be reached at (845) 744-3522. Questions may be emailed to

    New York State Star Program

    If you have questions about the STAR program, call (518) 457-2036 or visit the New York State Department of Taxation’s website.


    Pine Bush Central School District
    State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
    Phone: (845) 744-2031
    Fax: (845) 744-6189
    Tim O. Mains
    Superintendent of Schools
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