Budget & Finance

  • The 2020-21 school budget vote and board elections will be held June 9 by absentee ballot. Ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on June 9.

    Budget total: $67,563,088
    Spending increase: 3.32%
    Tax levy increase: 2.98%

     
    Ballots are being mailed to all registered voters.
     
    You are a qualified voter if you are:
     
    • US Citizen
    • 18 years of age
    • A resident of the district for at least 30 days

     


    2020-21 School Budget Vote

    In an executive order issued on Friday, May 1, Gov. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and board of education election will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

    The executive order establishes a timeline of actions that schools must undertake leading up to this date, including sending an absentee ballot with a prepaid return envelope to all qualified voters. Qualified voters are defined as U.S. citizens who are 18 years or older and have lived in the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

    On Monday, May 11, the district adopted a proposed budget of $67,563,088. Under the proposal, a 2.98% tax increase would maintain the K-12 education program for Queensbury students next year.

    Voters will also elect two candidates to fill two seats on the Board of Education and vote on a bus proposition to replace four aging school buses for $533,000. Approximately 68% of the bus purchases would be returned to the district in the form of future state aid, reducing the cost to taxpayers by $175,000.

     On Tuesday, May 26, the district will hold a budget hearing (which will take place remotely), and mail a budget notice to all residents after the budget hearing. This procedure is no different than other years except for the hearing being held remotely. 

    To learn more, please see below.


     Upcoming Meetings/Dates

    • May 11 - Board of Education budget adoption
    • May 26 - Board of Education budget hearing
    • June 9 - Budget Vote/Board of Education election (absentee ballots only)
      • Information will be mailed to district residents

    2020-21 School Budget News


    Budget Statement

    2020-21 Budget Statement