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Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

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

Central School District

Information about the budget

2013-14
BUDGET
FAST FACTS


Budget
$63,984,473

Spending Increase
3.85%

Tax Levy Increase
3.76%

Goshen residents pass proposed budget for 2013-14

May 21, 2013

On May 21, district residents passed the $63,984,473 proposed 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 online

May 2, 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, May 21

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 »

View Navigating through the second year of New York's Property tax levy cap
View "Navigating 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 "cap" law

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.

For 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

March 21, 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

March 21, 2013 - 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 Education

March 5, 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 »

Understanding the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

February 26, 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 Education?

February 26, 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

February 26, 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

February 22, 2013 - In June 2011, the New York State Legislature passed a property Tax Levy 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 Education

February 22, 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

February 11, 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

January 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

January 2, 2013 - K-12 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

November 9, 2012At 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. Read More

View the budget development calendar for 2013-14

November 6, 2012 - On November 5, the Board of Education adopted the budget development calendar for the 2013-14 budget. View the budget development calendar (PDF)