2020-2021 Proposed Budget Snapshot
Total Budget: $121,587,157
Year-to-Year Spending Increase: 2.37%
Tax Levy Change from 2019-20: 2.58%
Maximum Allowable Tax Levy Increase: 3.58%
Use of Fund Balance: $0
Absentee ballots only for the 2020-2021 budget/school board vote
The 2020 school budget vote and election of board of education members will be a unique experience for most voters. Instead of heading out to polling places to cast their votes for the school budget and board members, qualified voters will vote only via absentee ballot. Those ballots must be received at the district office by 5 p.m. on June 9 in order to be valid.
Who is a qualified voter?
A qualified voter is anyone who is:
- A US citizen
- 18 years of age or older
- A Pine Bush School District resident for at least 30 days before the vote
- Not otherwise ineligible to vote under Election Law Section 5-106
Requesting a ballot
For qualified voters who are not registered, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order delaying this election to June 9 also allows them to vote in this election. Registered voters should receive a ballot automatically in the mail. Qualified voters who are not registered must request a ballot using the Absentee Ballot Request Form, found on the district’s website. Complete the form and mail or email it to the district clerk at PO Box 700, 156 Route 302, Pine Bush or email@example.com. Requests must be received by June 2.
Any registered voters who have not received their absentee ballots should do the same by going to the website, completing the form and sending it to the district clerk.
For information, call 845-744-2031, ext. 4023 or use the email above.
School tax inquiries
Tax bills can be viewed or printed at http://www.infotaxonline.com/. The school tax collector can be reached at (845) 744-4019. Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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.