Residents Approve 2018-19 Budget

Residents of Cooperstown Central School District supported a $19.7 million budget for the 2018-19 school year by a vote of 426 to 82. They also approved a bus proposition by a vote of 465 to 40.

As separate and independent library proposition passed by a vote of 417-90.

The budget has a 2.0 percent increase in the tax levy, with an increase in spending of 3.4 percent, or $639,001, over the current year’s budget. Because the proposed tax levy increase of $237,839 meets the tax levy limit, the budget required approval by a simple majority (50 percent plus one) of voters to pass.

A projected state aid increase of 3.8 percent for next year – following a decrease in state aid in the current fiscal year – will allow for all academic and extracurricular programming to be maintained and improved under the spending plan.

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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