2019-2020 Budget Development Calendar

Jan. 22, 2019        @ CVMS Long Range Planning Study Report/Demographics

Budget Presentations:

  • 2019-2020 Building a Budget / Budget Rollover Projections
  • Projected State Aid / Establish BOE Guidance


Feb. 12 and 20, 2019    (Postponed for weather) @ CVMS


Feb. 26, 2019      @PBHS

Budget Presentations (revised because of Feb. meeting postponements):

  • PROGRAM -Instructional
  • CAPITAL – Operations and Maintenance
  • PROGRAM – Technology
  • ADMINISTRATIVE – Management Staff and Classified Staff
  •  PROGRAM – Extracurricular / Sports Activities

March 1, 2019  Submit information to calculate Tax Levy Limit on OSC website


March 12, 2019   @PBHS   

Budget Presentations: 

  • 2019-20 Preliminary Budget Outline (pending aid runs from Gov.)
  •  PROGRAM – Transportation


March 19, 2019 Special Meeting @ CVMS


  • Capital Improvement Plan – Schools
  • Capital Improvement Plan – Athletics


March 26, 2019   @CVMS 

Budget Presentations: 

  • Proposed Budget 2019-2020

April 2, 2019-April 6, 2019 Legal notice of vote – four times within seven weeks, first time between 45 – 49  days prior to annual budget vote date


April 9, 2019  @PBHS   

  • Presentation of 2019-2020 Budget 
  • Final Decision Making
  •  Adoption of 2019-2020 Budget
  •  BOE Approval of Property Tax Report Card


April 22, 2019   Deadline submission of petitions of board candidates 


April 25, 2019  @CVMS Thursday – BOCES 2019-2020 Administration Budget Approval


April 26, 2019   Deadline for submission of Property Tax Report Card to State Education Department Transmittal must be made no later than 24 days prior to the May 21, 2019 vote.  Report Card must also be transmitted to local newspapers and appended to copies of the proposed budget. 


May 7-May 21,  2019  Copies of budget/text of resolutions/Property Tax Report Card available for the public

 May 9, 2019    Qualified voters may personally register at any school building 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 9. Additionally, personal  registration will be  held on May 9 at district office from 4 to 8 p.m.  LAST DAY FOR PERSONAL VOTER REGISTRATION


May 14, 2019  @PBHS  School Budget Hearing on 2019-2020 Budget


May 15, 2019  Six Day School Budget Notice malled to all qualified voters


May 21, 2019 Annual Budget Vote and Election – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.


School tax inquiries

Tax bills can be viewed or printed at http://www.infotaxonline.com/. The school tax collector can be reached at (845) 744-3522. Questions may be emailed to heather.long@pinebushschools.org.

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. 

2018-19 Budget Snapshot

Total Budget: $116,178,996
Year-to-Year Spending Increase: 1.69%
Tax Levy Change from 2017-18: 2.15%
Maximum Allowable Tax Levy Increase: 2.15%
Use of Fund Balance: $960,000

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, voters of the Pine Bush Central School District approved the $116,178,996 budget for the 2018-19 school year. The budget maintains class sizes and current programs as well as increase spending on security measures.

In addition, two propositions were approved by voters. One authorizes the district to create a capital reserve fund. The other approves an energy-saving program, primarily installing solar panels throughout the district. The school board already approved the program; getting voter approval allows the district to get additional state aid for the project.

Official voting results

2018-2019 budget           
Yes 901                 No 257

Capital Reserve Fund
Yes 863                 No 282

Energy Project
Yes 918                 No 230

Board of Education Candidates

Matthew Watkins            519

Ross Tompkins                  580

Kristin Graessle                 709

Martin Nankin                   353



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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