District expected to receive additional federal funds; no longer seeking tax cap override

The Queensbury Union Free School District is pleased to share that it is expected to receive additional funds due to the American Rescue Plan Act. 

Thanks to educational advocates in both the state legislature and Congress, the district is expected to receive an additional $3.9 million of federal aid. 

As of a result of this aid, the district will be able to maintain all of our high-quality academic programming. 

In addition, we are pleased to announce that the school district and Board of Education will no longer seek a tax cap override in next year’s budget. The district’s ability to stay within the tax cap is a direct result of the additional federal funding. The district is expected to receive additional guidance in the next few months related to the new federal funding. We anticipate this federal funding will offset additional costs associated with COVID-19 and lessen the tax burden on Queensbury residents.