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April 20, 2014

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Budget Calendar

For development of 2014-15 budget

Budget and Taxes

2014-15 Budget Vote: May 20, BKW HS Auditorium, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Budget discussions continue for BKW's Board of Education as community feedback is analyzed and additional information on the adopted New York state. READ MORE

On Wed., March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Secondary School Cafeteria, BKW hosted a forum so community members, parents, staff and students can offer feeback to the BOE and administration on the district's budget and academic program. READ MORE

On Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, Interim Superintendent Lonnie Palmer presented his budget recommendations to the Board of Education and community, along with options and recommendations for the 2014-15 district budget. READ MORE

Learn about what was discussed at the regional event that took place on Jan. 30 in Colonie called "NY Schools STILL in Fiscal Peril: Our Kids Can't Wait Another Year." Also view our Advocacy Toolkit to find out how you can help BKW schools. READ MORE

In Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2014-15 Executive Budget, released last week, BKW would see an overall increase in aid of $200,620 – or 2.29% – but still would lose, due to the GEA, $1.1M originally slated to the district. READ MORE

View a one-sheet of information on the proposed changes to BKW's aid [PDF]

See the below video about the GEA to learn more about what it is...

Districts across New York are in fiscal peril. At a regional event in Colonie learn why and how to advocate for change to our state leaders. READ MORE

Funding for rural school districts is in crisis. At two upcoming Schoharie County events, join in the discussion about the serious financial issues facing our rural public schools. READ MORE

What is the Gap Elimination Adjustment?


New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the NYS Tax Department by Dec. 31, 2013. READ MORE


2013-14 Budget Information

Passed Budget  $21,533,800
Spending increase 5.95%
Tax Levy Increase 0%


What was on the ballot May 21, 2013?

A $21,533,800 budget for the 2013-14 school year, which carried a zero percent tax increase [Read more]

Three seats on the BKW Board of Education [Read more]

Bus proposition for the purchase of four buses, at a cost not to exceed $331,813 total [Read more]

Click here for information on the          2013-14 Budget and to view BKW's Public Budget Documents.

Click here [PDF] to view the May 2013 Budget Newsletter.