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Budget Information 2012-2013

Remember to vote on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Barker Road Middle School Gymnasium
7:00 am -  9:00 pm

Board of Education

2012-2013 Budget Development Meeting Schedule 

The development of a school district school budget is a thoughtful, year-long process including careful long-term planning. This process is multi-faceted including budget preparation, presentation, review by the Board of Education and community members, formal budget adoption, further sharing with the community, and Board election. During this process there are a variety of meetings held by the Board of Education. The Pittsford Central School District community is invited and encouraged to attend these sessions as they are open to the public. 

Monday, February 13, 2012   6 - 7 p.m.

Budget Work Session
Barker
Road Middle School

Meeting Room One

Budget Work Sessions are used by the Board of Education to gather information and ask questions about particular sections of the budget. These sessions are held outside of formal Board of Education meetings. These meetings are used to develop the budget. Most decisions will be discussed during these sessions.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012   6 - 7 p.m.
Budget Work Session
Barker Road Middle School

Meeting Room One 

Monday, March 19, 2012   6 - 7 p.m.
Budget Work Session
Barker Road Middle School

Meeting Room One 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012    7 p.m.

Budget Adoption and Regular Board of Education Meeting
Barker
Road Middle School

Meeting Room One

Budget Adoption is placed on the agenda of a regular Board of Education meeting. During this meeting, the Board of Education formally votes to adopt the budget created during the Budget Work Sessions. 

Monday, May 7, 2012     7 p.m.

Public Budget Hearing and Regular Board of Education Meeting
Barker
Road Middle School

Meeting Room One

The Public Budget Hearing is the formal presentation of the adopted PCSD budget.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012    7 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Budget Vote and Board Election
Voter identification is required.
Barker Road Middle School
Gymnasium

 

2012-2013 Budget

Key Points – Updated April 10, 2012

- Budget increase is 1.39% which is less than half of CPI at 3.2%

- Estimate tax levy increase is 3.2% and below the NYS Property Tax Cap of 3.6%

Using the State’s Tax Cap formula, PCSD has a tax cap of 3.6%. However, the Board is seeking a tax levy increase of 3.2% which is BELOW the tax cap.  

Legislation signed into law in June 2011 requires districts to calculate their own tax levy limits annually. Referred to by political leaders as the 2% tax cap, the law actually requires use of a somewhat complicated eight-step formula based on several factors. In Pittsford, property assessments that are excluded from the formula, per law, raise the tax cap over 2%.

Tax cap calculations in area school districts have resulted in allowable increases ranging from 1.73% to 4.33%.

- The District implemented over $2 million in reductions and efficiencies

Since 2009-10 $5.9 million in reductions and efficiencies implemented

Since 2009-10 $4.5 million in state aid lost

- PCSD Continues to be one of a few districts in NY to receive State Aid for its Administrative Efficiency

- Contingent budget would require a 0% tax levy increase and as a result, $2.7 million of additional reductions would be required

Would mean a budget 1.06% or $1.4 million less than the 2011-2012 budget

 

 

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