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
Yes 901 No 257
Capital Reserve Fund
Yes 863 No 282
Yes 918 No 230
Board of Education Candidates
Matthew Watkins 519
Ross Tompkins 580
Kristin Graessle 709
Martin Nankin 353
2018-19 Budget Development Calendar
The public hearing for the proposed 2018-19 district budget was held on Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. at Pine Bush High School.
School tax inquiries
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.