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Board of Education adopts $7.6 million budget proposal

April 30, 2021

On Thursday, April 29, the Green Island Union Free School District adopted the $7.6 million budget proposal. The proposed school budget is an increase of $94,162 compared to the current year. The 1.25% increase in the tax levy will generate $47,530 in revenue to support the budget, and the remaining $46,632 will be generated from the unrestricted fund balance and the federal rescue plan. The budget proposal preserves educational programming and extracurricular opportunities for students while maximizing efficiencies to reduce costs from a variety of departments within the district.

The district has focused on long-term financial planning, which not only maintains programs and services, but also stabilizes the tax levy for Green Island residents. The proposed tax levy is below the district’s cap, and long term planning projects that the tax levy is expected to remain stable and below the district’s cap in future years.

“We are proud to maintain all educational programming at Heatly while being fiscally responsible," said Superintendent of Schools Kimberly Ross. "It’s our goal to focus on increased academic opportunities and provide long-term financial stability.”

Community members can vote on the budget proposal on Tuesday, May 18 from 2-8 p.m. in the school library. 

Qualified voters may request an absentee ballot by contacting District Clerk Angela Legault at alegault@greenisland.org or (518) 273-1422 ext. 6. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the district by 5 p.m. on May 18. Ballots can be mailed, returned to the main office or placed in the secure dropbox at the Pre-K entrance.