Budget Information

2020-21 Budget

Residents of the New Lebanon Central School District will vote on the proposed budget for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, May 19 from 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Walter B. Howard Elementary School.

2020-21 Budget Resources

Budget Presentation January 15, 2020, 7 p.m. JSHS Library
Budget Presentation February 12, 2020, 7 p.m. JSHS Library
Budget Presentation March 11, 2020, 7 p.m. WBH Library
Budget Presentation April 8, 2020, 7 p.m. WBH Library
Public Hearing May 6, 2020, 7 p.m. WBH Library

Petition to run for Board of Education

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

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

View previous years budget documents here.