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2016-17 budget vote approved by voters

Thank you for your support!

On Tuesday, May 17, Guilderland Central School District residents approved a $96,590,045 budget for the 2016-17 school year by a vote of 1493 (yes) to 584 (no).

 

This budget represents a 3.10 percent increase in spending over the current year's budget and will result in a 1.35 percent tax levy increase. Tax rates are estimated to increase by less than that amount at 0.74 percent for residents of the Town of Guilderland.

 

Voters also approved a $1,156,000 bus and equipment proposition to purchase seven large buses, three smaller buses, two wheelchair-accessible buses, and a tractor by a vote of 1445 (yes) and 624 (no) and elected three members to the Board of Education:

 Barbara Fraterrigo (1473 votes)
• Teresa Gitto (1444 votes)
 Gloria Towle-Hilt (1557 votes) 

 

 

District residents to vote on proposed $96.6 million budget on May 17
Board adopts proposed plan which would increase spending by 3.1 percent and include an estimated tax rate increase of less than one percent.
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VIEW THE 2016-17 BUDGET DOCUMENT

 

2016-17 Budget Newsletter is now available

The 2016-17 Budget Newsletter was mailed to district residents in the beginning of May. VIEW THE NEWSLETTER (PDF)

Public budget hearing held May 10
A public hearing regarding the 2016-17 proposed budget was held May 10 in the Guilderland High School LGI. VIEW THE PRESENTATION (PDF)

'Meet the Candidates' Night recap
Monday, May 9, community members were given the opportunity to learn more about the individuals who will be elected to the Board of Education at the PTA's "Meet the Candidates" Night.
VIEW THE VIDEO

Frequently Asked Questions about the budget
We’ve taken your questions from the comments section of the budget development survey and compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about the 2016-17 proposed budget, the budget process, and education issues in general. VIEW THE FAQ (PDF)

 

We asked:

Weigh in on district budget priorities ONLINE
The Board of Education is looking for community input as it continues budget development. Complete our survey by Monday, April 4!  Learn More

 

Weigh in on district budget priorities, Mar. 22, 6-7 p.m.
The Board of Education is looking for community input as it continues budget development. Learn More

 

Are you interested in running for a seat on the GCSD Board of Education? LEARN MORE

 

 

BUDGET DEVELOPMENT:

Superintendent presents 2016-17 budget proposal
The proposed $95 million plan would increase spending by 1.42 percent and include a tax levy increase of 1.35 percent.
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Results are in! 2016-17 Budget Development Survey LEARN MORE

 

We need your input!
2016-17 Budget: Tough choices need to be made about your schools
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Gov. Cuomo Outlines School Aid Proposal and Education Agenda for 2016-17 LEARN MORE

 

2016-17 Budget Information

March 3 Budget Presentation
VIEW THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION (PDF)

 

February 23 Budget Presentation
VIEW THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION (PDF)

 

Jan. 19 Budget Update: 
VIEW THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION (PDF)

 

Jan. 5 Budget Update: 
VIEW THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION (PDF)

 

Dec. 8 Budget Update: 
VIEW THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION (PDF)

 

Nov. 17 Budget Update:
VIEW THE Budget DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION (PDF)

 

Nov. 4 Budget Update:
Public input session regarding the 2016-17 budget held on Nov. 4
On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Guilderland Board of Education met with members of the community to listen to their ideas, concerns, and questions regarding the district’s 2016-17 spending plan. The input session served as the kick-off to this year’s budget deliberations. View the presentation (PDF)

 

•  2016-17 archives

Learn more about the 2016-17 budget

•  2015-16 archives

Learn more about the 2015-16 budget

•  2014-15 archives

Learn more about the 2014-15 budget

•  2013-14 archives

Learn more about the 2013-14 budget

 

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