On Tuesday, May 17, voters in the Roscoe Central School District will decide on a $10.25 million budget proposal for the 2022-23 school year that carries a 1.14% tax levy decrease. Voters will also elect a member of the Board of Education.
The overall budget shows a total increase of 3.41%, and the district is proposing a tax levy decrease of 1.14%. As the proposed tax levy is at the district’s tax levy cap, a simple majority vote is needed to pass the proposition. The budget increase is a reflection of all the rising costs associated with the day to day operations of the school and facilities, while maintaining all current programs and services.
Also included in the proposed budget is a $100,000 capital outlay project for the continued annual abatement and replacement of floor tiles in the primary wing of the building. The state allows school districts to spend up to $100,000 each fiscal year on a capital outlay project that will be partially reimbursed upon completion. For Roscoe, state aid will reimburse 51.9% of the project cost next year.
A budget hearing will be held in the school gym at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10.
The polls will be open between noon and 8 p.m. at the Roscoe Central School gymnasium at 6 School St. Absentee ballots may also be requested and must be returned to the district clerk by 5 p.m. May 17.
2022-23 Budget Snapshot
Total Budget: $10,251,869
Proposed Budget Change: $338,505 (+3.41%)
Proposed School Tax Levy: $5,511,505
School Tax Levy Change: -1.14>#/p###
Property Taxes: $5,511,505
State Aid: $3,617,920
Fund Balance: $444,207.00
Local Revenue: $514,528
Personal Services: $4,073,126.57
Equipment and Capital Outlay: $49,408.00
Employee Benefits: $2,121,571.21
Interfund Transfers: $117,500
Voters will elect one board of education member for a three-year term. Gary Dahlman submitted a nominating petition and is on the ballot.
Voters must be 18 years old, and a U.S. citizen and a district resident for at least 30 days, and not otherwise unqualified to vote. The last day to register to vote is May 12, 2022. Those who are not registered to vote with the Board of Elections may register for the school elections by visiting the Roscoe Central School Main Office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Call 845-439-4400, ext. 1201, to schedule an appointment).
Qualified voters may request an absentee ballot application by contacting the district clerk at 607-498-4126, ext. 6105, or email email@example.com Completed applications must be received by the district clerk by May 10. if the ballot is to be mailed to the absentee voter or May 16 if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the absentee voter. Absentee ballots must be received at the office of the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. May 17.