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2018-19 School Year Budget Information

A note on Schalmont CSD Tax bills

As Schalmont residents receive their tax bills for the 2018-19 school year, some taxpayers, particularly in the towns of Duanesburg, Princetown, and Guilderland may notice a sharp increase in the tax rate from last year.
Please know that this is due to conditions outside of the district’s control, and that the Schalmont Central School District is NOT collecting more taxes than what voters approved in May. Read more about tax bills.

18-19 Budget at a glance

Adopted budget: $48,636,823

Tax levy increase from previouse year: 2.6%

Includes two referenda that have NO COST to taxpayers:

• Voter-approved change to the transportation facility project from repairing the old facility to constructing a new one. The district is able to do this by using the $3.4 million already approved by voters in 2016 and dedicating $840,000 to the project at its outset. The remaining cost will be funded through state aid.

• Voter-approved referendum to establish a capital reserve fund to defray the cost of the project in future years. This will help when we have another building condition survey completed on our facilities in 2020.

Tax rates:


Homestead tax rate

Non-homestead tax rate
















Taxpayers in the Schalmont Central School District may pay school tax bills in person or online. For more information on paying your tax bill, visit our tax collection page.


Budget News Archive

Proposed budget preserves program, staff; increases security, student support

The Schalmont Board of Education on April 9 adopted a proposed $48,636,823 budget for the 2018-19 school year, with a proposed tax levy increase of 2.6 percent, which is at the tax levy limit that
is calculated for 2018-19 through a prescribed state formula. Because the budget does not exceed the state tax levy limit, it requires a simple majority of 50 percent plus one vote to pass. Also, the budget does not exceed the state tax levy limit, Schalmont residents would still be eligible for the property tax relief rebate. Read more about the proposed budget.

On-campus bus facility would come at no tax increase to the community

Voters to decide on two NO-COST propositions on May 15: bus facility and capital reserve

The Schalmont Board of Education voted to proceed with a proposition on constructing a transportation facility on the middle/high school campus at its March 26 meeting. Read more about the propositions.

Budget update: Advocacy and recommended changes for 2018-19

The Schalmont Board of Education received an update on the budget process at its March 12 meeting. Superintendent Dr. Carol A. Pallas and Business Administrator Joseph Lenz reviewed the process so far and went over some recommendations for 18-19 school budget.  Read more about the budget.

SAA contract provides savings while benefitting members

The Board of Education and the Schalmont Administrators Association have reached a three-year agreement that both parties believe is fair and fiscally responsible to Schalmont taxpayers. Read more about the SAA contract.

First look at 18-19 budget shows near $1M gap

Superintendent Dr. Carol A. Pallas and Business Administrator Joseph Lenz gave a first look at the 2018-19 school budget at the February 26 Board of Education meeting. With no changes to program or staffing levels, the rollover budget for '18-'19 would be $48,171,323. That's an increase of $924,937 over the current year's budget of $47,246,386.  Read more about the budget.

Board decides not to offer Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

The Schalmont Central School District Board of Education decided at its Feb. 26 to not offer the Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption for the coming year. Read more about the board's decision.

BAC reviews proposed state budget; identifies priorities in 18-19 school budget

The Budget Advisory Committee reviewed the governor's proposed budget and reviewed possible reductions and restructuring at its January meeting. Read more about the BAC.

Budget Development Calendar

As members of the Schalmont Central School District community, all residents are encouraged to participate in any number of budget planning events that will be taking place during the next few months. More details for each event will be posted closer to the date. Come learn about the process, share your ideas, and have your questions answered. View the calendar.

Governor releases Executive Budget Proposal

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal Jan. 17 that includes a $1 billion increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the 2017-18 school year. read more about the executive budget

Let's build a budget: BAC goes through budget process in tabletop exercise

The Schalmont Budget Advisory Committee recently got a taste of what it's like allocating limited resources, by putting together a simulated budget in a tabletop exercise. Read more about Schalmont's budget.


More Information
Voter information

Voter Eligibility & Information

Absentee ballots

Tax information


Tax collection

Tax levy limit/tax "cap"

School Tax Rebates Change in 2016-17 [PDF]

STAR Program

Additional Budget Information

Budget Questions & Answers

Budget Development Calendar

Creating a School Budget

Employee Contracts

Contingent budgets

Exceeding the tax "Cap"

External Audit June 30, 2017

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