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• The Budget Advisory Committee
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Budget Vote & BOE Election,
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.,
Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk by 5 p.m. the day of the election
Budget Development Calendar for 2017-18 School Budget
November 21, 2016- Present Budget Calendar to the BOE
November 28, 2016 – Meet with building principles, PPS Director, non-instructional supervisors and distribute budget guidelines
December 5, 2016 – Meet with finance committee and discuss requests made by budget builders
December 8, 2016 – Meet with Health Insurance Committee to discuss costs and coverage
December 12, 2016 – Meet with Budget Advisory Committee regarding requests and parameters
January 9, 2017 – Meet with finance committee and Budget Advisory Committee regarding parameters
January 12, 2017 – Meet with budget builders regarding requests and priorities
February 2, 2017 – Final requests from Budget Builders
February 9, 2017 – Meet with Budget Advisory Committee to discuss the budget forecast and final requests
February 13, 2017 – Present 2017-2018 preliminary budget forecast and budget assumptions to the BOE
February 28, 2017 – Meet with Budget Advisory Committee regarding draft budget
March 1, 2017 – Submit 2017-2018 calculation for tax levy limit to the Office of the Comptroller, Tax and Finance and SED
March 9, 2017 – Meet with Finance Committee regarding draft budget
March 13, 2017 – Present Budget to the BOE
March 29, 2017 – Legal notice of school budget hearing and budget vote. Must advertise four times within seven weeks of the vote with first publication 45 days before date of budget vote.
April 10, 2017 – Final draft of budget presented to the BOE, adoption of budget, finalize the 2017-2018 educational plan and budget. BOE adoption of budget. Appoint clerks and inspectors of elections for the budget vote.
April 11, 2017 – Property Tax report card submitted to SED and the local newspaper.
April 17, 2017 – Deadline for submission of petitions for nominations of BOE candidates. Inform candidates of legal requirement for all candidates for election to BOE to file sworn statements of campaign contributions and distribute informational material. First sworn statement to be filed with the District Clerk and Commissioner of Education by this day.
April 18, 2017 – prepare absentee ballot applications, absentee ballot, related envelopes, and directions. District Clerk will draw to determine the order for listing BOE candidates on the ballot.
May 1, 2017 –Budget Statement books delivered to local libraries and available in all District Offices.
May 8, 2017 – Budget Hearing
May 9, 2017 – Mail out the budget newsletter, prepare voting machine inserts and send to the Albany County Board of Elections.
May 11-15, 2017 – District Clerk must maintain a list of names of those residents who were given absentee ballots and make such list available for public inspection the five days prior to the Budget Vote.
May 11, 2017 – Second sworn statement of campaign contributions or loans by candidates for membership on the Board of Education to be filed with the District Clerk and the Commissioner of Education.
May 16, 2017 – Budget Vote Day
June 15, 2017 – Last date to file with the District Clerk and Commissioner of Education final sworn statement of campaign contributions by candidates for membership on the Board of Education.
June 20, 2017 – Budget re-vote day (If necessary)
July 1, 2017 – Implement the
BKW voters approve 2016-17 School Budget
Voters approved the 2016-17 budget for the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District with 418 votes in favor (73%) and 156 opposed (27%).
The bus replacement proposition has also passed with 424 votes in favor (75%) and 144 opposed (25%).
Susan Kendall Schanz and Matthew D. Tedeschi were elected to serve full, three-year terms on the BKW Board of Education that begin on July 1.
“I am grateful to the voters of the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District for approving a budget that allows us to continue improving the culture, climate, and educational opportunities of BKW,” Superintendent Dr. Timothy Mundell said.
|• What is a BKW Education?|
|• 2016-17 Budget Overview & Public Documents|
|• 2015-16 Budget Overview & Public Documents|
|• 2014-15 Budget Overview & Public Documents|
|• 2013-14 Budget Overview & Public Documents|
Past Budget Information
|• Past Budget Numbers|
|• 2013-14 Budget Archive|
|• 2012-13 Budget Archive|
GENERAL BUDGET KNOWLEDGE
|• What is NY's Property Tax Cap? [VIDEO]|
|• Understanding Your District's Tax Cap/Limit|
|• What is the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)? [Click here for VIDEO]|
|• About Contingent Budgets|
|• What are School Mandates?|
|• The Cost of NY Employee Pensions|
|• Understanding STAR (School TAx Relief)|
|• Budget Glossary|
|• Statewide School Finance Consortium|
|• Education Speaks|
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