2023-24 School Budget Vote and Board of Education Results
Dear NL Community,
I am thrilled to inform you that the New Lebanon Central School District’s 2023-2024 school budget passed this evening with a 72% majority (208 yes and 59 no). The bus proposition (which allows the district to purchase two 66-passenger buses) also passed with a 76% majority (216 yes and 52 no).
This outcome is a testament to every member of our district community. Tonight’s vote reaffirms the community’s long-standing commitment to our students and district. On behalf of the district, I want to thank you for your support of the New Lebanon Central School District. The approved 2023-2024 school budget will allow the district to continue the excellent academic programs and extracurricular opportunities for our students.
Our community elected board of education members Sharon Powers and Kyle Kuffel to a three-year term and Thom Rigg to a two-year term. Congratulations to our new board members and thank you for your commitment to serving our district.
Thank you to all who voted on this year’s budget. We appreciate your support and dedication toward our New Lebanon school community.
2023-2024 Budget Newsletter
2023-2024 Budget Meeting and Presentation
Long Range Financial Analysis
Voter Registration Information
Federal COVID Funds
Board of Education Elections
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.
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
Approved 2023-24 Detailed Budget
Administrative Salary Notice
Proposed 2023-24 Budget
Property Tax Report Card
Columbia County Tax Exemption Report
Columbia Country Detailed Report
Rensselaer County Tax Exemption Report
Audits and Reports
2021-22 External Audit
2021-22 Corrective Action Plan
2020-21 Corrective Action Plan
2021 Network User Account Audit
2020-21 External Audit
2019-20 External Audit
2019-20 Corrective Action Plan
2019-2020 Extra Classroom Activity Fund Audit CAP
Previous Years’ Budgets
View previous years budget documents here.