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Daniel T. Connor
Superintendent

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

Central School District

Information about the budget

Goshen residents pass proposed budget vote 2015-16

May 19, 2015

On May 19, district residents passed the $67,196,457 proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year by a vote of 857 yes votes to 301 no votes. READ MORE »

Past Budget News

VOTERS TO DECIDE ON $67.2 MILLION BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR 2015-16

On Tuesday, May 19, Goshen Central School District residents will vote on a $67,196,457 proposed budget for 2015-16. READ MORE »

Budget Newsletter (PDF)       Budget Notice (PDF)

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Anonymous voter exit survey an effective way to gather voter feedback

May 18, 2015

After casting their ballot on May 19, voters are encouraged to fill out an anonymous voter exit survey so that district officials may gather important voter feedback that can be used for future decisions about the district. READ MORE »

What happens if the budget is defeated? Learn more about a contingent budget

May 7, 2015

If the budget is defeated on May 19, the Board has three options. READ MORE »

Residents to vote on three additional propositions during budget vote

April 27, 2015

On May 19, district residents will vote on a $67,196,457 proposed budget as well as three separate propositions to purchase school buses, replenish the Capital Reserve Fund and elect members to the Board of Education. READ MORE »

View the revised preliminary budget proposal for 2015-16

April 8, 2015

During the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, April 7, a preliminary budget presentation was given for the 2015-16 budget. Please note that the final budget will be finalized and adopted April 20. VIEW THE PRESENTATION (PDF)

Lawmakers adopt state budget, state aid increases tied to teacher evaluations

April 1, 2015

The Goshen Central School District expects an estimated $726,418 increase in state funding over the current year as part of the final state budget approved by the State Legislature. READ MORE »

View the preliminary budget proposal for 2015-16

March 17, 2015

During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 16, a preliminary budget presentation was given about the 2015-16 budget. Please note that the final budget will be finalized and adopted April 20. VIEW THE PRESENTATION (PDF)

Learn about some of the biggest challenges affecting New York schools

March 12, 2015

It's time to get our facts straight. View fact sheets about the mandates, pensions, GEA and the tax levy limit (tax levy "cap"):

Interested in running for the Board of Education?

March 12, 2015

Petitions to run for one of three available positions on the Board of Education are available March 16 at the district office, 227 Main Street. READ MORE »

Initial budget proposals being presented to Board of Education

March 4, 2015

The initial rounds of budget proposals for the schools and departments are being presented to the Board of Education, beginning February 3. READ MORE »

View "New York Public Schools: The Right Investment"

February 18, 2015

The video below addresses the need for the state to provide funding for schools to maintain current educational programs and services, as well as additional funds to help move our schools forward. The video also includes a call to action and encourages stakeholders to contact their elected officials for support.

The video is based on a recent NYS Educational Conference Board paper.

 

Cuomo outlines education agenda, ties aid increase to proposed reforms

January 28, 2015

Under Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Proposal, districts will not receive any aid increase unless Legislature approves proposed reforms. READ MORE »

Information about important budget topics

Tax Bill InfographicInfographic: Understanding your school tax bill

This infographic includes a sample school tax bill with key sections defined, as an explanation of equalization rates and how they impact school taxes, and additional resources. View the infographic (PDF)

Video gives "straight talk" about property tax "cap" law

Are you still trying to simply understand New York's property tax "cap"? 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!

What is the Gap Elimination Adjustment?

The Gap Elimination Adjustment, or GEA, was established in 2010 to eliminate the state’s large budget deficit by taking away promised aid from school districts. Since its inception, the state has used GEA to take back approximately $9.5 million in state aid from Goshen Schools. Learn more about GEA by watching the following video:

 

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