Budget

Residents Approve 2017-18 Budget

On Tuesday, May 16, residents of Cooperstown Central School District approved a $19,061,937 budget for the 2017-18 school year by a vote of 577 to 111.

The bus proposition, which involves leasing school buses, passed by a vote of 584 to 85.

A separate and independent library proposition passed by a vote of 526 to 146.


Cooperstown Central School District’s 2017-18 budget is $19,061,937.

  • Program Budget 2016-17: $13,845,738  (72%)
    The Program Budget includes: The salaries and benefits of all teachers, guidance counselors, aides, monitors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and speech therapists.
  • Capital Budget 2016-17: $3,010,380  (16%)
    The Capital Budget includes: Debt service on buildings; bus purchases; tax certiorari and court-ordered costs; and operations and maintenance costs including custodial staff.
  • Administration Budget 2016-17: $2,205,819  (12%)
    The Administrative Budget includes: The salaries and benefits of all professional members who spend 50 percent or more of their time in administration and supervision. Also included are: clerical staff; public information; curriculum development and supervision; research, planning and evaluation; legal services; and school board-related costs.

Budget increase from 2016-17: 3.4%

Tax levy increase from 2016-17: 2.8%


Latest Budget News

Voters Pass School Budget; Elect Board Members

School Budget Community Conversations Planned; Budget Vote Set for May 16

Board of Education Adopts ’17-18 Fiscal Plan Ahead of May 16 Budget Vote

2017-18 Fiscal Plan Aims at Efficiency; Academic Growth

League of Women Voters to Host BOE Candidates’ Debate on May 3

Budget Hearing Set for Monday, May 8

Bus Lease Proposition is on the Ballot

Five Board Candidates Seek Two Seats

Understanding Trends in the District Tax Levy



2017-18 Budget Development Calendar

September 2016 – All budget packets assembled and ready for distribution

November 2016 – Budget packets distributed

Dec. 6, 2016 – Staffing requests due to Superintendent

Jan. 31, 2017 – Completed budget packets returned to District Business Office

Feb. 9, 2017 – Staffing requests for Board Personnel Committee Meeting

February 2017 – Work sessions (Administrators present budget to Audit Committee)

Feb. 28, 2017 – Budget compiled

March 22, 2017 – Budget presentation to Board of Education

April 5, 2017 – Budget presentation to Board of Education

April 10, 2017 – Town of Hartwick Community Conversation

April 11, 2017 – PTA Community Conversation

April 12, 2017 – Town of Otsego Community Conversation

April 20, 2017 – Board of Education adopts budget

April 24, 2017 – Village of Cooperstown Community Conversation

April 24, 2017 – Property Tax Report Card Due

April 27, 2017 – Official line item budget available

April 27, 2017 – Budget newsletter distribution

May 2-6, 2017 – Copies of budget available to public upon request

May 2, 2017 – Cooperstown Rotary Community Conversation

May 8, 2017 – Public budget hearing

May 9, 2017 – Town of Middlefield Community Conversation

May 10, 2017 – Budget notice deadline

May 16, 2017Budget vote

July 1, 2017 – Fiscal year begins

Special propositions for budget and petitions for board member candidacies due by 5 p.m., April 17, 2017.


Cooperstown Central School District’s 2016-17 budget is $18,438,376.

  • Program Budget 2016-17: $13,307,148 (72%)
    The Program Budget includes: The salaries and benefits of all teachers, guidance counselors, aides, monitors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and speech therapists.
  • Capital Budget 2016-17: $2,853,322 (16%)
    The Capital Budget includes: Debt service on buildings; bus purchases; tax certiorari and court-ordered costs; and operations and maintenance costs including custodial staff.
  • Administration Budget 2016-17: $2,277,906 (12%)                                                                          The Administrative Budget includes: The salaries and benefits of all professional members who spend 50 percent or more of their time in administration and supervision. Also included are: clerical staff; public information; curriculum development and supervision; research, planning and evaluation; legal services; and school board-related costs.

Budget increase from 2015-16: 3.17%

Tax levy increase from 2015-16: 0.43%



More Budget and Related Information

The Tax Levy Limit

Your Tax Bill Explained

What is a Contingent Budget?

The Public Employee Pension System

Unfunded Mandates and Their Impact

New York State Property Tax Lookup

New York State STAR Website


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