Board Adopts 2019-20 Budget Proposal

The New Lebanon Central School District Board of Education adopted a proposed 2019-2020 budget of $12,480,879. The plan represents a decrease in spending over the current year’s budget. In addition to staying below the calculated tax levy limit, the proposed budget represents a 0% tax levy increase for the seventh consecutive year.

This budget funds the addition of one elementary teacher position, needed due to increased enrollment. The proposed budget will continue to fund the services and programs that the community has come to expect from a New Lebanon education: a half-day Pre-K program, small class sizes, clubs, sports, recreational opportunities, and individual planning for higher education and careers. The budget supports our comprehensive program including extensive electives: computer science, art, music and health courses beginning at the elementary level and continuing through grade 12. The budget also provides for college credit courses in math, science, social studies, art, business, English and technology.

A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for May 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Walter. B. Howard Elementary School. The district will share more budget details in the upcoming weeks including a newsletter mailed to all residents

The community will vote on the proposed budget Tuesday, May 21 from noon to 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Walter B. Howard Elementary School.