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April 18, 2015

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For development of 2015-16 budget

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2015-16 Budget Snapshot

Over the past several months, theThe Berne-Knox-Westerlo Board of Education, Budget Advisory Committee and Interim Superintendent Josdeph L. Natale have discussed budget issues at various public meetings. The Board is scheduled to adopt the 2015-16 School Budget at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 20, 7 p.m., in the Business Office.

Other important upcoming dates:

  1. • Monday, May 4: Public budget documents will be available at all school buidlings and posted to the website.

  2. • Monday, May 11, 6 p.m.: Budget hearing in the secondary school auditorium.

  3. • Wednesday, May 13: Budget notice mailed to all qualified voters.

  4. • Tuesday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Budget vote in the secondary school auditorium. 

District Budget  TBD
Spending Increase TBD
Tax Levy Increase TBD


Click here to view the superintendent's proposed 2015-16 School Budget [PDF].

Click here to visit the Budget Advisory Committee's webpage.

BKW to see more aid in approved state budget, increases tied to teacher evaluation system

After an unusual state budget process that included a mid-session change in Assembly leadership and preliminary school aid data that was withheld from school districts by the Governor, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District expects an estimated $328,554 increase in state funding over the current year as part of the final state budget approved by the State Legislature. READ MORE

Public invited to March 23 school budget forum

A School Budget Community Forum on the 2015-16 Budget is being held on March 23, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the Secondary School Library. A school budget is a financial plan for a district’s educational program and services. We encourage our residents to join us in discussing the school district’s financial plan for the 2015-16 school year. READ MORE

Community invited to 2015-16 School Budget Forum on March 23

In lieu of the regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on March 23, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District will host a community forum on the 2015-16 school budget at 7 p.m. in the Secondary School library. We look forward to hearing from our community and hope that you can attend. Thank you.

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Interested in running for the BKW Board of Education?

If you are interested in running for the BKW Board of Education and would like more information, Capital District School Boards Association invites you to attend a presentation by Linda Bakst, New York State School Boards Association Deputy Director of Policy Services. READ MORE

Cuomo calls for $1.1 billion school aid increase and education reforms, with no mention of the GEA

Under the Executive Budget Proposal outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo, state funding for schools would increase by $1.1 billion next year – provided that state lawmakers go along with a series of education reforms that he described as “ambitious” in his combined budget address and State of the State message. READ MORE

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