Budget Development Calendar

Important Dates

Oct. 19, 2020

  • Board of education reviews draft calendar

Oct. 30, 2020

  • Budget guidelines established
  • Budget request worksheets are distributed to all building administrators and administrative departments

Dec. 2, 2020

  • Administrators submit budget request worksheets to the business office

December 14-18, 2020

  • Budget review meetings held with building administrators and department supervisors

December 2020 to March 2021

  • Prepare 2021-22 preliminary budget

Jan. 25, 2021

  • Board of education budget workshop #1: Revenue outlook

February 2021

  • District newsletter sent out providing budget update

Feb. 8, 2021

  • Review vehicle/equipment replacement

March 1, 2021

  • Submit information necessary for the calculation of the tax levy limit to the NYS comptroller
  • Prepare board of education petitions for pickup
  • Distribute informational material

March 8, 2021

  • Board of education budget workshop #2: Preliminary budget review

March 22, 2021

  • Board of education budget workshop #3: Revised budget review
  • Board of education adoption of legal notice of school budget hearing and budget vote

March 30-April 3, 2021

  • Send legal notice to newspapers
  • Advertise budget notice four times within seven weeks of the vote with the first publication 45 days before the budget vote

April 19, 2021

  • Final budget presentation and budget adoption by the board of education
  • Board appointment of election inspectors and property tax report card adoption
  • First preliminary expenditure campaign statement due (30 days
    preceding budget vote)
  • Deadline for submission of petitions for nominations of board of education candidates (30 days before election) and receive sworn statements by candidates for membership on the board of education

April 20, 2021

  • Date for drawing by district clerk for determination of order for listing board candidates on ballot
  • Transmit property tax report card to SED (within 24 hours of adoption but no later than April 23, 2021) and to local newspaper of general circulation

April 20-24, 2021

  • Prepare absentee and military ballot applications, absentee ballot, related envelopes and directions
  • The ballot must be mailed no earlier than 30 days or no later than 7 days prior to Election Day
  • Prepare paper ballots for voting machines

April 22, 2021

  • District newsletter sent to print to be mailed to all district residents

April 23, 2021

  • Distribute military ballots (no later than 25 days before the vote)

May 4, 2021

  • Budget documents made available to the public at each building and on the district’s website

May 10, 2021

  • Public budget hearing (7-14 days before vote)

May 11, 2021

  • Budget postcard mailed (notice must be mailed to eligible voters after the budget hearing but no later than six days prior to the vote)

May 13, 2021

  • Second preliminary expenditure campaign statement due (5 days preceding budget vote)

May 18, 2021

  • Annual meeting/board election/budget vote day

June 7, 2021

  • Final expenditure campaign statement due (20 days after the vote)

June 15, 2021

  • State-wide budget revote day (if necessary)

July 1, 2021

  • Implement 2021-22 budget