ZERO PERCENT TAX LEVY INCREASE
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To the Mount Vernon City School District community,
The school budget represents the composite of the needs, priorities and vision for the district. It is vital that we, as a community, meet our combined obligations around the budget.
I respectfully submit a proposed budget that will have NO impact on the district’s property tax levy and stays within the new property tax levy cap. This means that the district will not need from you, the citizens of Mount Vernon, any more property taxes for next year’s (2012-13) budget.
The proposed budget does seek an increase in spending of 1% or $2,077,621. This increase is due to increase for charter school enrollments, employee and teacher retirement costs and health insurance increases. These are matters largely out of the district’s direct control (either New York State mandates), or tied to long-standing contractual requirements. These increases will be paid for with increases in state aid and savings in other areas (mostly, savings in debt service). There are also increases in non-contingent items, Transfer to Capital and equipment purchases. These increases will be paid for with reserves or fund balances and have no property tax impact. There are no anticipated layoffs.
Under a contingency budget (if the voters vote down the budget) the district would not be allowed to provide free community use of buildings and grounds, purchase certain equipment or make budget transfers to capital projects. This is set out in detail in the “Budget Notice” on page three of this newsletter.
We remain determined to provide the students of Mount Vernon with the best possible education we are able to offer. The budget recognizes the new limits of the property tax levy cap and the requirements to improve instruction. The budget anticipates a future of limited resources and of continuing our instructional obligations for our community.
Waveline Bennett-Conroy, Ed.D.
Need more detailed budget information
Budget Newsletter 2012-2013
2012-13 Budget Part 1 of 3 Board Approved
2012 13 Budget Part 2 of 3 Board Approved
2012 13 Budget Part 3 of 3 Board Approved
2012-13 Budget by Building Elementary Board Approved
2012-13 Budget by Building Secondary Board Approved
Budget Notice 2012-13 Draft
2012 13 Budget Presentation Powerpoint