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2011-12 Budget Archives

View articles from the 2011-12 budget vote, held May 17, 2011

View results from anonymous voter exit surveys

June 14, 2011 - The Goshen Central School District offered a 12-question voter exit survey at the budget vote on May 17, 2011. After voting, residents were offered a voluntary and anonymous paper survey, which was set up on two tables outside the Main Street Board of Education Room polling location. View the results (PDF)

Results from the 2011-12 budget vote

May 17, 2011 - On May 17, district residents passed the proposed budget for 2011-12 by a vote of 1,401 yes votes to 754 no votes. The school bus purchase proposition passed with 1,190 yes votes and 871 no votes, and the Capital Reserve Fund proposition also passed, with 1,221 yes votes and 797 no votes.

Tom Frederick and Loretta Richner were elected to the Board of Education with 1,383 votes and 1,270 votes, respectively. District officials would like to thank the members of the Goshen community for their continued support of our schools.

Learn about additional propositions for May 17 vote

May 12, 2011 - In addition to the proposed budget for 2011-12, district residents will be asked to vote on additional propositions on Tuesday, May 17. Learn more

The 2011-12 budget newsletter is now online

May 6, 2011 - Learn more about the proposed budget for next year -- read the 2011-12 budget newsletter. Please note that each resident should receive the newsletter in the mail over the next few days. View the newsletter (PDF)

View the Budget Q&A

May 4, 2011 - View important information about the 2011-12 proposed budget, in Question-and-Answer format. View Q&A (PDF)

Residents go to the polls on Tuesday, May 17

April 25, 2011 - On Tuesday, May 17, Goshen Central School District residents will vote on a $60,172,813 proposed budget for 2011-12. This budget represents one of the lowest spending increases in recent history, at 0.8 percent. Full story

Clarification on Goshen’s capital reserve fund proposition

April 13, 2011 - There has been some confusion concerning the capital reserve fund proposition that will be placed before voters during the annual budget vote on May 17. Full story

State budget passed with modest restoration in school aid

April 5, 2011 - On March 30, the New York State Legislature passed its state budget for 2011-12 that includes a restoration of $272 million from the Governor’s proposed $1.5 billion cut in funding for education. Full story

New York’s schools, the state budget and rhetoric: New Yorkers deserve an accurate picture

March 31, 2011 - As the state budget winds its way toward passage, it’s important to fact check some recent statements about schools, funding and academic performance. Full story

Goshen Schools calls for 0.8% spending increase in 2011-12

March 30, 2011 - Despite unprecedented financial challenges, the Goshen Central School District will keep its proposed spending increase for the 2011-12 budget below one percent. Full story

What else is on the ballot on May 17? Learn more about propositions

March 30, 2011 - In addition to the operating budget, residents will be asked to vote on three additional propositions during the budget vote on May 17. Full story

Petitions for Board of Education available March 14

March 4, 2011 - Petitions to run for two available positions on the Goshen Central School District Board of Education will be available on March 14 at the district office, 227 Main Street. Full story

Initial budget proposals presented to Board of Education

March 2, 2011 - The initial round of budget proposals for the 2011-12 school year have been presented to the Board of Education during regularly scheduled Board meetings. Full story

View the Mandate Relief Team Report

March 2, 2011 - In January, Governor Andrew Cuomo created the Mandate Relief Redesign Team, made up of representatives from private industry, education, labor and government, to look for ways to relieve taxpayers from unfunded and underfunded mandates. Full story

District favors conservative approach in using financial reserves to balance budget

February 28, 2011 - Governor Andrew Cuomo has stated that school districts should use their fund balances in order to cover losses in state aid for the 2011-12 school year. Full story

Breaking down Cuomo's tax cap proposal
The Governor’s proposed tax cap: What does it mean?

February 16, 2011 - Late last month, the New York State Senate passed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s bill to impose a property tax cap proposal for schools and local governments, beginning in 2012-13, by a vote of 45-17. Although the State Legislature still needs to accept this bill in order for it to be enacted, many questions surround the Governor’s proposed tax cap. Full story

Governor’s budget proposal calls for $1.47 million reduction in aid to Goshen Schools

February 3, 2011 - Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal for the 2011-12 fiscal year includes a reduction of $1.47 million in state aid to Goshen Schools from the current school year. Full story

District's self-funded health plan defies trend of double-digit premium hikes

January 28, 2011 - During a time when health insurance premium hikes are in the double digits, the Goshen Central School District’s widely used health insurance plan, the Orange-Ulster School District Health Plan, is looking at a premium increase of only 1% for next year. Full story

Electricity control will save district $10,000 to $15,000 per year
District installs occupancy sensors to better control lighting

January 27, 2011 - As part of continuing efforts to increase the efficiency of its energy consumption – as well as decrease expenditures – the Goshen Central School District recently installed occupancy sensors throughout the district in order to better control lighting within its facilities. Full story

Governor creates team to cut unfunded mandates for schools

January 14, 2011 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the signing of an Executive Order to create a team of private and public sector individuals charged with finding ways to cut the unfunded and underfunded mandates that help make New York one of the most taxed states in the nation. Full story

District to receive funding through Federal Education Jobs Act

December 15, 2010 - Governor Paterson has signed into law the legislation that will authorize the appropriation of funding for the Federal Education Jobs Act. Full story

Get important budget information via SNN, Facebook, Twitter

December 3, 2010 - Goshen's budget development process for the 2011-12 school year is underway -- how will you learn about the latest budget news? Keep informed on important budget issues by signing up to receive messages from Goshen's School News Notifier (SNN), become a fan of Goshen's Facebook page and receive tweets from Goshen's Twitter account. Full story

District faces number of concerns, uncertainties while developing budget

December 3, 2010 - The budget development process for the 2011-12 school year is underway. There are a number of concerns and uncertainties facing the district as we begin this difficult process. Full story

Goshen Central School District to receive $52,243 from RTTT

November 15, 2010 - The Goshen Central School District has received word that it will receive $52,243 in Race to the Top (RTTT) funding. This money will be allocated over four years. Full story

Goshen applies for Race to the Top funds; waiting to hear from the State

October 14, 2010 - The Goshen Central School District has applied for Race to the Top (RTTT) funding before the October 18, 2010 deadline. At this time, it is unclear as to what our expected allocations will be from the state and federal governments. Full story