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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 for 2016-17

May 17, 2016

On May 17, district residents passed the $67,778,271 proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year by a vote of 976 yes votes to 418 no votes. READ MORE » 

PAST NEWS

Budget 2016-17: Clarification of Times Herald-Record article

May 9, 2016

In Sunday’s Times Herald-Record, there was an article discussing the proposed budgets for local school districts. In that article, a chart listed Goshen’s tax levy increase as 7.44 percent – but what exactly does that mean for our taxpayers? READ MORE »

Voters to decide on $67.78 million proposed budget Tuesday, May 17

May 6, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17, Goshen Central School District residents will vote on a $67,778,271 proposed budget for 2016-17. READ MORE »

Understanding New York's STAR Program

April 25, 2016

Learn more about the STAR Program, including changes for 2016-17. READ MORE »

Board of Education adopts 2016-17 proposed budget

April 20, 2016

At a meeting on April 18, the Board of Education adopted a $67,778,271 proposed budget for 2016-17. READ MORE »

State budget includes $1.5 billion education funding increase, end to GEA

Goshen Schools to receive additional aid under State budget

April 6, 2016

On April 1, New York lawmakers approved a 2016-17 state budget that includes an overall $1.5 billion – or 6.5 percent – increase in education funding. READ MORE »

Initial budget proposals being presented to Board of Education

April 4, 2016

For the past several weeks, the district's different departments began presenting their initial rounds of budget proposals to the Board of Education. READ MORE »

Learn budget basics in less than 3 minutes with School Budgets 101 video

March 23, 2016

Want to learn the fundamentals of how the district builds its proposed budget each year? READ MORE »

Loss of PILOT funding has unique impact on budget planning

March 11, 2016

For the past several years, the Goshen Central School District has had a PILOT agreement with the Galleria at Crystal Run and Target in Middletown, as well as other local properties. READ MORE »

Interested in running for a seat on the Board of Education?

February 25, 2016

Petitions to run for two available positions on the Board of Education will be available March 14 at the Main Street Administration Building. READ MORE »

Learn about some of the biggest challenges affecting New York schools

January 27, 2016

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

Gov. Cuomo outlines school aid proposal and education agenda for 2016-17

January 20, 2016

On Jan. 13, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal that includes a $991 million school aid increase for 2016-17. READ MORE »

View "New York Public Schools: The Right Investment"

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.

 

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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