Budget & Finance

Each year, Queensbury works to make the most effective use of resources to benefit students, to develop and manage the budget in a responsible and transparent manner, and to be accountable to taxpayers.

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Financial reports

Read the 2023-24 Budget Newsletter

Enacted 2023-24 Budget

State Budget Reporting and Foundation Aid Survey – Budget Reporting


Assessor’s Report 2023

QUEENSBURY UFSD 2020-21 School Year Financial Transparency Report

Budget development


  • Review enrollment data, facilities and related needs, building allocations and needs, district staffing, long-range budgetary plans and the debt service schedule
  • Present budget development calendar to the Board of Education for adoption


  • Administrators and supervisors review staffing, facility, construction, budget allocations and special needs requests
  • Departments review their budgets, staffing and long-range needs
  • Present preliminary budget forecast and budget assumptions and review the governor’s executive budget proposal
  • Budget presentations and work sessions




  • April 3 Budget Presentation
  • Legal ads published for annual meeting (45 days prior to vote)
  • Budget adoption by statutory deadline 
  • Board candidate petitions due by statutory deadline 
  • Property tax report card due to SED and newspaper
  • Publicize budget information and hold budget informational meetings


  • Conduct voter registration 5-14 days before vote 
  • Budget Hearing May 8
  • Mail budget notice after budget hearing, but no later than six days before vote
  • Budget vote May 16 and board election


2022-23 Enacted Budget

On Tuesday, May 17 district residents approved the 2022-23 budget.

  • Enacted budget: $72,644,898
  • Enacted budget change: $2,789,848; 3.99%
  • Enacted tax levy change: $739,760; 2.00%

Tax information

School tax rates

Listed below are the school tax rates for the past several years. Tax rates are per $1,000 of assessed property value. The district sets final tax rates each August, after the towns finalize assessment figures and the state sets the equalization rates. 

  • 2023-24: $16.40 (projected)
  • 2022-23:  $16.09

STAR program

Homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements through the New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) can have a portion of their home’s assessed value exempt from school property taxes. Learn more about the STAR program.

Financial reports