On May 21, district residents passed
the $63,984,473proposed budget for
the 2013-14 school year by a vote of
1,215 yes votes to 637 no
votes. Under the approved budget, the district's tax
levy is projected to increase by 3.76 percent. READ MORE »
Past Budget News for 2013-14 school year
View the Power Point presentation from the Public Budget Hearing
May 8, 2013
- View the Power Point presentation about the 2013-14
proposed budget, shown at the Public Budget Hearing on May 7.
View the presentation (PDF)
View the Budget Q&A
May 6, 2013
- View information about the 2013-14
proposed budget in an easy-to-read Q&A format.
VIEW THE BUDGET Q&A (PDF)
The 2013-14 budget newsletter is now
2013 - Learn more about the proposed
budget for next year -- read the 2013-14
budget newsletter. Please note that each resident should receive the
newsletter in the mail over the next few days.
VIEW THE NEWSLETTER (PDF)
Spending plan maintains programs, stays within maximum allowable levy
Residents to vote on proposed budget on Tuesday,
April 29, 2013
- On Tuesday, May 21, Goshen Central School District
residents will vote on a $63,984,473 proposed budget for 2013-14. This
budget, which represents a spending increase of 3.85 percent, will
result in a tax levy increase of 3.76 percent – an increase that meets
the district’s legal limit as defined by New York’s tax levy cap
legislation.READ MORE »
Not available to vote on Tuesday, May 21?
April 22, 2013
- Every resident has the
right to vote on the 2013-14 proposed budget, which will be held on
Tuesday, May 21. Residents who are unavailable to vote in person may be
eligible to cast their vote by absentee ballot.READ MORE »
Board of Education adopts 2013-14 proposed budget
April 16, 2013 - At a meeting on April 15, the Board of Education
adopted a $63,984,473 proposed budget for 2013-14.This budget, which represents a spending increase of 3.85
percent, will result in a tax levy increase of 3.76 percent – an
increase that meets the district’s legal limit under the
property tax levy cap legislation. READ MORE »
through year two of New York's Property Tax Levy Cap" (PDF)
Understanding New York's STAR Program: Are you familiar with STAR?
April 10, 2013
- The School Tax Relief (STAR) Program gives a partial
property tax exemption to qualified homeowners. There are two types of
STAR: Basic STAR and Enhanced.
LEarn more about the star program(PDF)
What happens if the budget is not approved by voters?
April 5, 2013 - This is the second year of New York State’s
property tax cap legislation and with it comes specific changes
concerning contingency budgets. READ MORE »
State aid levels
equivalent to four years ago
District continues to draft budget proposal for
2013-14 school year
April 4, 2013 - At a
meeting on April 2, the Board of Education reviewed a revised
preliminary budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year.READ MORE »
Video gives "straight talk" about property tax
March 22, 2013 -
As we head into the second year of New York's property tax "cap"
law, are you still trying to simply understand it? You're not alone.
starters, did you know it's actually not a 2 percent cap? Did you know
it's not really a cap at all? Watch this video to learn more!
District facing approximately $1.1 million budget gap for 2013-14
2013 - A preliminary view of next year’s budget shows that at
this point in time, in order to balance the 2013-14 budget, the Goshen
Central School District will need to close an approximately $1.1 million
budget gap.READ MORE »
View the preliminary budget proposal for 2013-14
March 21, 2013
- During the Board of Education
meeting on Monday, March 18, a preliminary budget presentation was given
about the 2013-14 budget.
VIEW THE PRESENTATION (PDF) - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROPOSED
BUDGET WILL BE FINALIZED AND ADOPTED ON APRIL 15
Budget challenges and issues -- learn the facts
March 21, 2013 - Learn more
about some of the biggest challenges facing New York's schools for the
2013-14 school year.
10 Fast Facts about New York’s Property Tax Levy Cap
- View these 10 Fast Facts to learn about the tax levy cap
law, which will continue to affect budget planning for the 2013-14 school year.
READ MORE »
Be informed: View a glossary of common school budget terms
March 12, 2013
- Need to refresh your knowledge of school budget terminology?
View the glossary of common budget terms. READ MORE »
PPS, Central Administration budget proposals presented to Board of
2013 - Pupil Personnel Services and Central Administration
presented their initial budget proposals at last night's Board of
Education meeting, completing the initial round of budget proposals for
district departments and the four school building. READ MORE »
2013 - Have you been hearing a great
deal about the Gap Elimination Adjustment, or GEA, but are not really
sure what it is and how it's impacting school districts? You are not
alone. GEA was introduced
four years ago by then-Governor Paterson as a way to help close
New York’s budget deficit. Under the legislation, a portion of the
funding shortfall at the state level is divided among all school
districts throughout the state and reflected as a reduction in school
district state aid. The GEA is a negative number, money that is deducted
from the aid originally due to the district. And it means that many
school districts have a gaping hole in their budget due to this
reduction in aid.
In Goshen, this equates to
a loss of $1.67 million in
2013-14 because of GEA. Since its initiation in 2010, GEA has caused the
district to lose more than $7,809,982 in school aid through 2013-14.
Watch an explanatory video to learn more.
Interested in running for a seat on the Board of
2013 - Petitions to run for two available positions on the Goshen
Central School District Board of Education will be available on Monday,
March 18 at the Main Street Administration Building, 227 Main Street.
READ MORE »
Tax Levy Cap: Setting the record straight as we
head into year two
2013 - As school districts head into the second year of the tax
levy limit (often referred to as the "tax cap"), there are still many
misconceptions that exist about the legislation. READ MORE »
New York's Tax Levy Cap: Refreshers and reminders
2013 -In June 2011, the New York State Legislature passed a property
Cap that took effect
during last year's budget season. This is the
second year of the tax levy cap, which will continue to affect district
planning for the 2013-14 school year. READ MORE »
Initial budget proposals presented to Board of
2013 - The initial round of budget proposals for several
departments and the four school buildings were recently presented to the
Board of Education during regularly scheduled Board meetings. READ MORE »
STAR exemption deadline is March 1
2013 -New York homeowners have until March 1 to apply for
STAR school property tax exemptions.
READ MORE »
Governor’s proposed budget paints preliminary
budget picture for 2013-14
24, 2013 - On January 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed his
executive budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which includes an
$889 million increase in educational aid for New York school’s – an
increase of 4.4 percent over the current year. However, this increase
does not equate to all school districts in the state receiving a 4.4
percent increase in state aid for next year. READ MORE »
Aid To Education Faces Uncertain Future, Despite 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal
education programs would be spared the prospect of the largest
across-the-board cuts in history, but only temporarily, under a bill to
avert much of the so-called "fiscal cliff," overwhelmingly approved by
the U.S. Senate January 2.
Read the Education Week article
District urges Congress to stop harmful budget cuts
2012 – At its meeting on November 5, the Goshen Central
School District Board of Education passed a resolution urging Congress
to stop sequestration, an across-the-board funding cut of 8.2 percent to
education as well as state and local governments.