2018-2019 School Budget Information

School Budget

2018-19 School Budget Vote

Greenwich Central School District residents will vote on a $21,663,160 budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year on Tuesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Primary Building Gymnasium. Under the proposal a 3.5 percent increase in spending would maintain the K-12 education program for Greenwich students next year. Included in this 3.5% expense budget is a $100,00 Capital Outlay Project. This type of project would be planned in 2018-19, expensed in 2019-20 with building aid returned in 2020-21 with an estimated building aid ratio of 82%. After considering the budget proposal, residents will vote on a $230,000 proposition to purchase two 72-passenger school buses. This would allow the district to replace aging buses and maintain a 10-year replacement cycle, based on the typical lifespan of a school bus. Voters also will elect candidates to fill two seats on the Greenwich Board of Education. Those interested in submitting a board candidate petition should call (518) 692-9542 during the week between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive a candidate packet. The deadline for all candidates' petitions is Monday, April 16. The Board of Education worked with district and school leaders to develop the 2018-19 budget proposal, which was informed by the district's mission, educational goals and fiscal challenges and opportunities.

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2018-2019 Budget Proposal

2018-19 Tax Cap & Levy Information

The "Tax Cap" in New York State

New York places restrictions on how school districts (and municipalities) may increase their tax levies. It requires at least 60 percent voter approval for a school budget if the proposed tax levy increase exceeds a threshold, known as the tax levy limit, which is unique to each district and calculated using a state formula. The 2018-19 tax levy does not exceed the "Cap".

Information on Property Tax Levy Cap


  1. Budget Hearing, May 7, 2018
  2. Budget Workshop, April 9, 2018 - Budget Summary
  3. BOE Meeting, March 12, 2018 - Instructional
  4. BOE Meeting, March 12, 2018 - Athletics
  5. BOE Meeting, February 12, 2018 - Technology, Operations, Transportation

Reference Information


Budget Proposition-

256 Yes

90 No

Equipment Proposition-


Yes 91 No

Library Proposition-

261 Yes

85 No

Five Year Board of Education Seat-

James Nolan 263

Three Year Board of Education Seat-

Erin Boivin 240

Supplemental Reports

2018-19 Proposed Tax Levy


Tax Levy Increase

$ 244,504


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