Budget


Governor releases statewide executive budget proposal

Please see this article for a breakdown of the governor’s statewide executive budget proposal as it relates to public education. More information on Cooperstown’s budget development will be posted as it becomes available. The board is expected to adopt a final proposed budget on April 18. The public budget hearing is set for May 7. The budget vote by district residents this year is on Tuesday, May 15.


Board of Education election information

Board of Education nominating petitions for the May 15, 2018 elections are now available.


2018-19 Budget Development Calendar

For a print version, please see this 2018-19 Budget Development Calendar link. 


Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 – Operations, Grounds and Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m., (Calendar, Format, Meeting Schedule, Capital Outlay Project, EPC, Next Capital Project/Spreadsheet). Open Budget Discussion (Administrative Component), 6:30 p.m., followed by a regular Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 – Open Budget Discussion (Capital Component) 5 p.m., followed by a regular Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 – Operations, Grounds, & Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 – Operations, Grounds and Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 – Open Budget Discussion (Program Component), 5 p.m., followed by a regular Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 – Operations, Grounds, & Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 – Open Budget Discussion (Program Component), 5 p.m., followed by a regular Board of Education meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – Open Budget Discussion  (Program Component) and the governor’s executive budget proposal (revenue), 6 p.m., followed by a regular Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Operations, Grounds and Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Regular Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – Open Budget Discussion at 6 p.m., followed by a regular Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Operations, Grounds and Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – Budget Overview with Faculty at a joint meeting, 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10,2018 – Budget Overview with Cooperstown PTA, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Budget Overview with Town of Otsego, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 16, 2018 – Budget Overview with Town of Hartwick, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Regular Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m., adoption of the budget and property tax report card.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 – Budget Overview with Rotary, 1 p.m.

Monday, April 30, 2018 – Budget Overview with Cooperstown Village, 6:30 p.m.

TBD – Budget Overview with Miscellaneous Support Staff

TBD – Budget Overview with CCSD Service Unit

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Annual Budget Hearing at 6:30 p.m., followed by a regular Board of Education meeting at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – Budget Overview with Town of Middlefield, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018  Operations, Grounds, & Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Regular Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 – Operations, Grounds and Audit Committee, 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 – 2018-19 Fiscal Year begins.

All Board of Education, board committee and municipal meetings are open to the public. All Board of Education meetings and Open Budget Discussions will be in the Jr./Sr. High School Library. All committee meetings will be in the District Office. All town or village meetings will be in that respective town or village municipal building in conjunction with their regular meeting.


Residents Approve 2017-18 Budget

On May 16, 2017 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 2017-18: $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 2017-18: $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 2017-18: $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%


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

  • Program Budget 2016-17: $13,307,148 (72%)
  • Capital Budget 2016-17: $2,853,322 (16%)
  • Administration Budget 2016-17: $2,277,906 (12%)

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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