Budget Information

2021-22 Budget Information

Development of the 2021-22 school year budget is currently underway. Information pertaining to the Budget will be posted to this page as it becomes available.


2021-22 Budget Development Timeline

Dec., 2020 SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIAL – Distribution of budget forms to all appropriate supervisory personnel.
Week of 1/04/21 ADMINISTRATORS – Submission of 2020-21 budget requests to the Superintendent.
1/04/21- 1/15/21 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS – Review of all detailed budget requests and justification materials with all supervisors. Development of a tentative budget.
1/20/21 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – Budget and State Aid
2/24/21 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING – Follow up to Budget Workshop #1
3/01/21 TAX LEVY LIMITATION INFORMATION – last day to file initial calculation with NYS Office of State Comptroller.
3/10/21 BUDGET WORKSHOP #2 Follow up to 02/24 BOE Meeting
3/24/21 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING   Follow up to Budget Workshop #2
Last date to submit petitions requesting that a proposition be placed on the ballot, which do not have to be noticed in the same manner as the notice for annual meeting, budget vote and election.
Last date for filing petitions for School Board membership.
4/20/21 BOARD OF EDUCATION (TUESDAY) – Adopt budget for voter consideration – Vote on BOCES annual Budget
4/21/21 PROPERTY TAX REPORT CARD – submit to SED and local newspaper.
5/05/21 BUDGET DOCUMENT made available to the public.
BUDGET HEARING (Part of Regular Board of Education Meeting)
5/12/21 BUDGET NOTICE – Last day to be mailed.
5/18/21 ANNUAL BUDGET VOTE & ELECTION – 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Property Tax Cap Information

Contrary to popular belief, the NYS Property Tax Cap does not cap tax increases at 2 percent. Instead, public schools must use a state formula each year to determine the amount they can increase their tax levies by without having to seek a higher percentage of voter approval for the budget. This threshold is usually different each year and may be above or below 2%. The district must determine its tax cap number and submit it to the state by March 1st of each year.

If the year-to-year increase of the District’s tax levy (portion of the school budget funded by property tax) is at or below the number determined by the formula (the “cap”), a simple majority (50% + 1) of voter approval is needed to pass the budget. If the District puts before voters a budget that carries a tax levy increase above the number determined by the formula, a super majority (60%) of voter approval is needed for the budget to pass.

Board of Education Election

For information on candidates, please visit our 2021 Board Election page…

Voter Qualifications:

To be eligible to vote you must be:
• A citizen of the United States 18 years of age or older
• A resident of the Catskill Central School District for a period of 30 days or more directly preceding the date of the vote
• Registered to vote with either the School District or the Greene County Board of Elections

Voter Registration

You must be registered with either the County Board of Elections or the Catskill Central School District to vote on the School Budget and Board of Education Election. The voters of the District have approved a system of walk-in voter registration, available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on days when the District Offices at the District Clerk’s Office, 343 West Main Street, Catskill, NY.

 Absentee Ballots

Applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the Office of the Board Clerk, 343 West Main Street, Catskill, New York. Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the Board Clerk at least seven (7) days prior to the election and vote if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election if the ballot will be picked up personally by the voter at the Office of the Board Clerk.

Current School Budget

2020-21 Budget Information