- Wednesday, May 27th - Special Board of Education Meeting - Budget Hearing
- Thursday, June 4th - Regular Board of Education Meeting
- Tuesday June 9th - Budget Vote / Board Elections
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2020-2021 Budget Presentation
(Board Of Education Mtg. 5.27.20)
2020-21 proposed school budget at a glance
2020-21 Proposed Budget
Tax Levy Increase
2020-21 proposed school budget
The Green Island Union Free School District’s $7.5 million proposed school budget is a 0.35% decrease in spending from the current year budget and carries a 1.95% increase in the tax levy. The proposal preserves educational programming and extracurricular opportunities for students and reduces costs from a variety of departments within the district, including salary freezes for the superintendent and business manager.
Other staffing changes include the reduction of one administrative position, two teaching positions and a teaching assistant position, through attrition. The district would also reduce four teaching positions from full-time to part-time, and move the director of curriculum, K-12 principal and two clerical staff positions from 12-month to 10-month employees.
“This is a holistic approach that balances our fiscal responsibility to taxpayers while continuing to provide a quality education for our students,” Superintendent Kimberly Ross said.
While the proposed budget decreases spending, the 1.95% proposed increase in the tax levy, which is at the district’s tax levy limit, would offset the reduction in revenues from state aid shortfalls and mid-year cuts to funding expected as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Administrative Component: $678,383
Program Component: $5,383,221
Capital Component: $1,471,339
Voting by absentee ballot only
Qualified voters on the Green Island School District’s last four years’ poll lists (residents who’ve voted in past school elections) will automatically be sent an absentee ballot. Anyone who meets the definition of a qualified voter: US citizen; 18 years of age; and a resident of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote; but does not believe they will be on the school district’s poll list, must contact District Clerk Angela Legault at email@example.com or 518-273-1422 ex. 9 as soon as possible to ensure timely receipt of an absentee ballot.
Completed absentee ballots must be received by the district by 5 p.m., June 9. They can be mailed or returned to the secure ballot box at the back of Heatly.
Board of education
Two candidates, Beth Jones and Nancy McNulty, are running for two open seats on the board of education.
A proposition to establish a Capital Reserve Fund will also be on the ballot. The fund would allow the district to save up to $3,000,000 over 10 years for future restoration and improvement projects.
Current Year Budget (2019-20) Information
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Green Island voters approved the 2019-20 budget with 72 in favor and 5 opposed.
- Budget total: $7,559,738
- Tax levy increase: 1.42%
- Spending increase: $153,862
- Complete budget document and required attachments
Board of Education election results
- Elijah Legault- 69 votes
Who is eligible to vote?
Voters must be 18 years old, United States citizens, and have resided in the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. You do not need to be pre-registered in order to vote, but personal identification may be requested at the polls.