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Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

227 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 615-6720

Central School District

Information about the budget

View articles from the 2012-13 budget vote, held May 15, 2012

District residents approve budget: Results from the 2012-13 budget vote
May 15, 2012 - On May 15, district residents passed the proposed budget for 2012-13 by a vote of 1,240 yes votes to 535 no votes, a 69 percent approval margin. READ MORE »

Fast Facts: Goshen's Budget under the tax levy cap law
May 9, 2012
- Learn more about how the new tax levy cap legislation helped shape the proposed budget for 2012-13. READ MORE »

View the Budget Notice Postcard
May 9, 2012 - School district are required by state law to mail this information to all households within the district. View the postcard (PDF)

View the Power Point presentation from the Public Budget Hearing
May 8, 2012 - View the Power Point presentation about the 2012-13 proposed budget, shown at the Public Budget Hearing on May 7. View the presentation (PDF)

View the Budget Q&A
May 4, 2012 - View information about the 2012-13 proposed budget in an easy-to-read Q&A format. View the Budget Q&A (PDF)

The 2012-13 budget newsletter is now online
May 3, 2012 - Learn more about the proposed budget for next year -- read the 2012-13 budget newsletter. Please note that each resident should receive the newsletter in the mail over the next few days. View the newsletter (PDF)

Residents to vote on proposed budget on Tuesday, May 15
April 26, 2012 - On Tuesday, May 15, Goshen Central School District residents will vote on a $61,613,356 proposed budget for 2012-13. This budget, which represents a spending increase of 2.39 percent, will result in a tax levy increase of 2.21 percent – an increase that meets the district’s legal limit under the new tax levy cap legislation. READ MORE »

Board of Education adopts 2012-13 proposed budget
April 18, 2012 -
At a meeting on April 16, the Board of Education adopted a $61,613,356 proposed budget for 2012-13. This budget represents a spending increase of 2.39 percent, and will result in a tax levy increase of 2.21 percent – an increase that meets the district’s legal limit under the new tax levy cap legislation. READ MORE »

Not available to vote on the 2012-13 proposed budget on May 15?
April 9, 2012 - Every resident has the right to vote on the 2012-13 proposed budget, which will be held on Tuesday, May 15. Residents who are unavailable to vote in person may be eligible to cast their vote by absentee ballot. Learn more

View the revised preliminary budget for 2012-13
March 20, 2012 - At last night's Board of Education meeting, a preliminary budget presentation was given about the 2012-13 budget. View the presentation (PDF)
Please note that the proposed budget will be finalized and adopted on April 16

Preliminary budget picture for 2012-13
March 23, 2012 - A preliminary view of next year’s budget shows that at this point in time, in order to balance the 2012-13 budget, the Goshen Central School District will need to close a $1.1 million budget gap. READ MORE »

Learn about additional propositions for May 15 vote
March 20, 2012 - In addition to the proposed budget for 2012-13, district residents will be asked to vote on additional propositions on Tuesday, May 15. READ MORE »

View the preliminary budget for 2012-13
March 20, 2012 - At last night's Board of Education meeting, a preliminary budget presentation was given about the 2012-13 budget. View the presentation (PDF)
Please note that the proposed budget will be finalized and adopted on April 16

Town Board approves delay on property reassessments
March 15, 2012 - On March 14, the Town of Goshen voted unanimously to hold off the new property assessments for at least a year. READ MORE »

Town and Village of Goshen reassess property values
March 9, 2012
- Property owners who reside in the Town and Village of Goshen recently received notices from the Town Assessor’s Office with new preliminary property assessment figures. Although the district plays no role in the reassessment process, district officials are aware that it can cause frustration and confusion among our residents.
READ MORE »

Initial budget proposals presented to Board of Education
March 7, 2012 - The initial round of budget proposals for the 2012-13 school year have been presented to the Board of Education during regularly scheduled Board meetings.
READ MORE »

Petitions for Board of Education available March 12
March 7, 2012 - Petitions to run for four available positions on the Goshen Central School District Board of Education will be available on March 12 at the district office, 227 Main Street. READ MORE »

What happens if the budget is not approved by voters? Changes for contingency budgets under tax levy cap law
February 17, 2012 - This year, there are changes concerning contingency budgets under the state’s property tax levy cap legislation. READ MORE »

Goshen to see loss in state aid under Governor’s proposed budget
February 3, 2012 - Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year includes an $805 million increase in educational aid for New York school’s – an increase of 4.1 percent over the current year.
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Fact or Fiction? Understanding New York’s property tax levy cap
January 27, 2012 - There's a lot to know about the new tax levy cap law. View the Fact or Fiction article to learn about important key points and help clear up misinformation.
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View the results of the Tax Levy Cap Quiz
January 12, 2012 - On December 6, in an attempt to address some important key points and help clear up misinformation, the district created a brief, 8-question online "quiz" for residents to test their knowledge about the new tax levy cap legislation.
View Quiz Results»

Quiz: How much do you know about New York's tax levy cap?
December 6, 2011 - There's a lot to know about the new tax levy cap law. In an attempt to address some important key points and help clear up misinformation, the district has created a brief, 8-question online "quiz" so you can test your knowledge about this new law. Take the quiz and review explanations for each question. take the tax levy cap quiz
Please note: All results are anonymous and for your personal use. The tax levy cap quiz is meant as a learning tool in order to help residents better understand the tax levy cap.

10 Fast Facts about New York’s Property Tax Levy Cap
November 17, 2011 - View these 10 Fast Facts to learn about the new tax levy cap law, which will affect budget planning for the 2012-13 school year. READ MORE »

New voter authorizations required because of “tax cap” legislation
November 8, 2011 -
In June, the New York State Legislature passed a property tax levy cap that will take effect this coming budget season and affect district planning for the 2012-13 school year. Read more

Goshen Schools to host tax cap presentation
August 10, 2011 –
Confused about the new property tax cap? On September 19, the Goshen Central School District will host a tax cap presentation, given by Steve Golas from Questar State Aid Planning. Read More

New York State adopts property tax cap
July 6, 2011 -
After years of debate, the New York State Legislature has passed a property tax cap, which seeks to limit the annual increase in tax levies of local governments and school districts to two percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less. REad More