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:
Yes 1361 No 711
CAPITAL PROJECT PROPOSITION 1 – BUILDINGS
Yes 1337 No 716
CAPITAL PROJECT PROPOSITION 2 – ATHLETICS
Yes 1020 No 1048
BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES
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 http://www.infotaxonline.com/. The school tax collector can be reached at (845) 744-3522. 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.