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.
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%
- 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
- Board candidate petitions available
- February BOE Budget Presentation
- Final review of budget proposal by Board of Education
- March 28 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 held 7-14 days before vote
- Mail budget notice after budget hearing, but no later than six days before vote
- Budget vote and board election
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.
- 2020-21: $21.55
- 2019-20: $21.25
- 2018-19: $20.41
- 2017-18: $20.55
- 2016-17: $20.15
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.