budget development: 2017-18 budget

Download a guide to the state's Property Tax Levy Cap (PDF)

2017-18 budget at a glance

Wednesday, May 3 -

2017-18 budget hearing, 7 p.m. at the Middle School

PTA Council's Meet the Board of Education candidates forum, 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School


Tuesday, May 16 - 2017-18 community and budget vote: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., High School gymnasium



2016-17 budget at a glance

Formal 2016-17 budget document (PDF) (4/26/2016)

2016-17 budget newsletter (PDF) (5/2/2016)

Voting results: 2016-17 budget APPROVED by a vote of 895 to 296, a 75% to 25% ratio and the bus proposal was APPROVED by a vote of 874 to 317, a ratio of 73% to 27%.

Dan Feinberg received 926 votes and Colleen Benedetto received 966 votes. Both were unopposed for re-election. (5/17/2016)

Results of the exit survey taken by voters (6/1/2016)

Board of Education adopts lower tax rates for the third time in eight years (8/11/2016)

2016-17 tax rates:

Glenville: $21.49 per $1,000 assessed value - 0.74% decrease

2015-16 Glenville rate: $21.66 per $1,000

Charlton: $28.06 per $1,000 assessed value - 1.79% decrease

2015-16 Charlton rate: $28.58 per $1,000

Amsterdam: $204.09 per $1,000 assessed value - 1.79% decrease

2015-16 Amsterdam rate: $207.85 per $1,000

A homeowner with a $160,000 assessment in the town of Glenville - which accounts for 99.8 percent of the school district's tax base - paid a school tax bill in September 2016 of $3,439 - $26 less than the $3,465 paid in September 2015 - before reductions from the state's STAR program.



Scotia-Glenville community members who are US citizens may vote in the school elections if they:

Have been a resident for at least 30 days before the May 16 election; and

Are at least 18 years old.

The district uses registration books from the Board of Elections. If you are not registered, you may vote by showing proof of residency.

Voting will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the high school, 1 Tartan Way (Sacandaga Road), Scotia.

Residents who are disabled or hospitalized or will not be in town on May 21, 2013 may cast absentee ballots.

They are available at the S-G business office, 900 Preddice Parkway, Scotia. Absentee voters must first complete an application to vote and then complete the ballot.


Contact our legislators

School districts throughout New York are facing a fiscal crisis - one that threatens to undo years of progress in classrooms and will restrict student opportunities for future graduates. Scotia-Glenville needs parents and community members to advocate on behalf of your schools. Here are some tools to help you do that:

Tax Levy Cap icon Advocacy Toolkit (PDF)

Here's a general video about how school budgets are developed

Key New York State officials to contact about education issues (PDF)

Gap Elimination Adjustment brochure (PDF)

NYS Tax Levy Cap Video

Property Tax Levy Cap brochure (PDF)

STAR rebate information (PDF)


Budget graphic


Check out the latest budget-related news below


Board of Education race on May 16 is a chance to give back to your school district and to your community

february 8, 2017

Want to help shape the futures of more than 2,700 young people? Want to help your school district maneuver through the annual budget struggles that are facing all school districts?

The seats held by Board of Education president David J. Bucciferro and board members Pamela S. Carbone and William J. Pytlovany are up for re-election on May 16. They have not indicated if they will seek re-election. [Read MORE]


2017-18 Scotia-Glenville budget proposal to be presented and reviewed over the next two months

February 1, 2017

Superintendent Susan Swartz is expected to present a 2017-18 Scotia-Glenville budget proposal to the Board of Education at
7 p.m. on Monday, February 27 at the Middle School library.

The Board of Education will hold budget discussions on these Monday evenings: March 6, 13, 20 and 17 at 7 p.m. at the Middle School library.


Gov. Cuomo's 2017-18 state budget proposal "falls short" of education funding requests from the Board of Regents, ECB

January 17, 2017

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal today that includes a $1 billion increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the 2017-18 school year. The governor’s plan includes targeted funding to support high-need districts with community schools, pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, and discontinuing the use of the original Foundation Aid Formula in determining future state aid increases.

The Executive Budget Proposal is the formal beginning of budget negotiations between the governor and the New York State Legislature, with a final state budget due by April 1. Under the governor’s proposal, total school aid for 2017-18 would be $25.6 billion, which represents a statewide increase of 3.9 percent.

The bulk of the funding increase would go toward three areas: $428 million in additional Foundation Aid, which is the primary source of funding for everyday school operations; $333 million to reimburse districts for designated expenses such as transportation, construction and BOCES services; and a $150 million “Fiscal Stabilization Fund,” which would be allocated through a method still to be determined.

Scotia-Glenville would receive a 1.7 percent increase in state aid - an increase of $171,453. By comparison, state aid to Scotia-Glenville last year was ultimately increased by $642,713 (including the elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment). [Read MORE]










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