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March 31, 2015

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For development of 2014-15 budget

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2014-15 Budget Snapshot

District Budget  $21,921,272
Spending Increase 1.8%
Tax Levy Increase 0%


What was on the ballot for May 20, 2014?

A $21,921,272 proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year, which carries a zero percent tax levy increase

Two seats on the BKW Board of Education

Bus proposition for the sale of four buses in the current fleet and the purchase of four buses, at a cost not to exceed $230,500 total

Click here for information on the          2014-15 Budget and to view BKW's Public Budget Documents.

Click here [PDF] to view the May 2014 Budget Newsletter.

On Tuesday, May 20, BKW district residents approved the district’s $21.9 million spending plan for the 2014-15 school year. Residents also passed the purchase of four new buses and elected Russell Chauvot and Vasilios Lefkaditis to the Board of Education. READ MORE

On Tuesday, May 20, BKW residents will vote on a proposed budget that includes a spending increase of 1.8% from the 2013-14 budget and carries a projected tax levy increase of zero percent. The proposed budget for 2014-15 focuses on program additions to enhance the district's academics. READ MORE

Residents will consider candidates for two seats on the BKW Board of Education on May 20. The two candidates with the greatest number of votes will each fulfill a three-year term; these seats are currently held by incumbents Vasilios Lefkaditis and Chasity McGivern. READ MORE ABOUT THE BOE CANDIDATES

On May 20, a bus proposition will be placed before voters to update the district’s bus fleet. If residents approve the bus proposition, the district would purchase four new school buses and sell four of the buses in its current fleet. READ MORE

New contract agreements have been reached between the BKW district and the negotiation teams for both the BKW Teachers Association and BKW Teacher Support Staff (TSS). The agreements create health insurance cost-savings for the district which offset much of any additional salary expenses. READ MORE

BKW will receive an increase in state aid for 2014-15, but will still receive less state aid than it did in 2007-08 due to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). READ MORE

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. RREAD MORE

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. span class="news_readmore"> 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.