Budget Information

2019-20 Budget

Residents of the New Lebanon Central School District approved the $12,480,879 budget for the 2019-20 school year by a vote of 141 (yes) to 7(no).Residents also voted to fill three seats on the New Lebanon Board of Education. John Kalisz (109 votes), Timothy Lambert (128 votes) and Robert Long (write-in 23 votes) were elected to three-year terms.We would like to thank everyone in our community who came out to vote.

2019-20 Budget Resources

2019-20 Budget Newsletter
2019-20 Budget Development Calendar
Petition to run for the Board of Education
Budget Presentation January 16, 2019
Budget Presentation February 13, 2019
Budget Presentation March 13, 2019
Final Budget Presentation April 10, 2019
Public Hearing May 8, 2019
2019-20 Detailed Budget

2018-19 Budget

Board of Education Adopts 2018-19 Proposed Budget
2018-19 Budget Development Calendar
2018-19 Budget Newsletter
2018-19 Budget – Detailed
2018-19 Budget Audit Report
2018-19 Extra-Classroom Activity Fund Audit Report


January 24, 2018
February 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
April 11, 2018

School Board Election

Voters will also be asked to elect two candidates to the Board of Education. Michael Brutsch and William Buckenroth have each declared their candidacy. Each seat is a three-year, non-paid term.

Michael Brutsch
Mike is a graduate of New Lebanon Central School District, as well as his wife and both children. He is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College and The College of Saint Rose. Mike is currently employed as senior diagnostic technician for Kenworth Northeast in Albany. He served on the Board ten years ago and is just ending another three-year term. He has been on the Facilities Committee for the last ten years, and wants to continue serving the district and the community. Mike thinks our district provides many unique opportunities for our children because of our small size, and wants to ensure that we continue to do so while maintaining a responsible budget for the taxpayers.

William Buckenroth
Bill and his wife Britt live in East Chatham with their two sons, who currently attend New Lebanon schools. Bill is a former high school science teacher but now works at the Berkshire Medical Center as the Lead Physician Assistant in the emergency department. Bill is also an administrator for the department, as part of a leadership team, and is active in ensuring the department meets high standards for quality patient care with constant attention to fiscal responsibility in a dynamic healthcare environment. Bill looks to serve the community by bringing his experience as a former teacher, parent, and healthcare administrator to the school board team.

Register to Vote


Understanding New York’s Property Tax Cap

In June 2011, New York state leaders responded to calls for property tax relief by enacting a law that placed new restrictions on how school districts (and municipalities) may increase their tax levies*. Although often referred to as a “2 percent tax cap,” the law does not, in fact, restrict any proposed tax levy increase to 2 percent. It does, however, require at least 60 percent voter approval (supermajority) for a school budget if the proposed levy increase exceeds a certain amount.

That amount, called the “tax levy limit,” is calculated by each district according to a complex formula outlined in the law, and varies by district.

To help our community understand New York’s Property Tax Cap, we have provided you with informational resources.

Tax Levy Cap Resources:

Navigating Through Year 2 of New York’s Property Tax Levy Cap – March 2013
Understanding New York’s Tax Levy Cap – October 2011
New York’s Tax Levy Limit Formula: How does it add up?
The Three Tax Levy Numbers Under New York State’s Tax Levy Cap

2017-18 Budget

2017-18 Budget – Detailed
Board of Education Adopts 2017-18 Proposed Budget
2017-18 Budget Development Calendar
2017 Board of Education Nominating Petition Form
2017-18 Budget Newsletter


April 12, 2017 – Final Budget Presentation

2016-17 Budget

2016-17 Budget Newsletter
2016-17 Budget Development Calendar


January 20, 2016
February 10, 2016
April 19, 2016 – Final Budget Presentation

2015-16 Budget

2015-16-Budget – detailed


2015-16 Budget Calendar