Budget & Finance
2019-20 School Budget Vote
On Tuesday, May 21, Queensbury residents approved the district’s $65.4 million budget for 2019-20 by a vote of 775 to 230; 77 percent of voters supported the budget. Click here for the 2019 exit survey report.
The approved budget has a tax levy increase of 2.96 percent, a spending increase of 3.29 percent and preserves the programs and services currently provided in Queensbury schools. Two infrastructure projects are also part of the the budget: the repair of the Queensbury Elementary School’s library roof, and improvements to the district’s security systems in each building, including video cameras, public announcement systems and keycard access on entry points.
By a vote of 804 to 203, voters passed a $466,247 proposition to purchase four 72-passenger school buses, which will replace four older buses and maintain a 10-year replacement cycle.
Voters also reelected the following incumbents to continue their service on the Queensbury Board of Education with five-year terms:
- Stacy Flaherty (847 votes)
- Tim Weaver (849 votes)
The Board of Education worked with district and school leaders to develop the 2019-20 budget proposal, which was informed by the district's mission, educational goals and fiscal challenges and opportunities. Get an overview of the school budget development process (PDF).
2019-20 School Budget News
May 15: Connections: Budget 2019 (newsletter & budget notice)
May 13: Budget hearing presentation
April 8: Board of Education adopts 2019-20 school budget proposal & Board of Education meeting budget presentation
March 11: Board of Education meeting budget presentation
Feb. 11: Board of Education meeting budget presentation