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, June 16 by absentee ballot ONLY. Ballots were mailed to residents on May 28.

Watch the ballot opening/counting live at 5pm:

Phone Numbers
PIN: ‪546 641 151#‬

2020-21 Budget Resources

2020-2021 Budget Newsletter

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, Virtual Board Meeting
Public Hearing June 2, 2020 (virtual)


Detail Budget 2020-21

Property Tax Report Card 2020-21

Fiscal Accountability

STAR Discount 2020-21

Administrative Salary Notice Disclosure

NYSED Fiscal Report Card

NYSED Academic Report Card

Tax Exemption Report

Board of Education Elections

Based on new guidelines from the Governor’s Office, anyone interested in running for the Board of Education (for a three-year term) must email or mail a letter of interest to the Board Clerk at 14665 Route 22, New Lebanon, NY 12125. This letter should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 11. The letter must state your interest to run for election and include your name and address. The Governor’s Executive Order waived the provision that required signatures for candidate petitions.
Individuals are eligible for election to the Board if they are qualified voters of the district (district resident, U.S. citizen, 18 and older) and can read and write. New York State Education Law does not limit the number of terms of office a member may serve. Board members receive no salaries or other compensation.

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.