2020-2021 Budget Vote and Trustee Election

  • During the April 14, 2020 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton, together with Deputy Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeff Gorman and Assistant Superintendent for Business Mr. Ken Silver presented the Superintendent's Proposed Budget for the 2020-2021 school year. Recognizing the tremendous financial strain many of our families are under as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the proposed budget will not increase the tax levy for the upcoming school year. This is the 6th time in 7 years that the district will NOT seek an increase in the tax levy.

    Superintendent's Proposed Budget (Presentation) April 14, 2020 Board of Education Meeting

    Superintendent Proposed Budget (Presentation) May 20, 2020 Facebook LIVE

    Board of Education Adopted 2020-2021 School Budget

    2020-2021 Property Tax Report Card

    2020 Sample Ballot

    District-Wide Budget Notice

    District-wide Budget Notice (Spanish)


    Budget Calendar 2020-2021



    Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    Present 2020-21 budget calendar and budget development procedures to the Board of Education for adoption

    November 2019

    Meet with budget builders and distribute budget guidelines

    December 2019

    Meet with finance committee (preliminary budget presentation by budget builders)

    January 2020

    Meet with finance committee and or Board of Education (on parameters)

    January 2020

    Meet with budget builders various throughout the month

    February 2020

    Brief Board on Administration Components of Budget

    February 2020

    Brief Board on Capital Components of Budget

    February 2020

    Brief Board on Instructional Components of Budget

    March 1, 2020

    Submit 2020-21 calculation for Tax Levy Limit to NYS Comptroller, Tax and

    Finance and SED

    March 2020

    BOCES Service Request Prepared

    March 2020

    Present 2020-21 operational and general support budget to the Board of Education for review and comment (Operations & Maintenance, Transportation and General Support)


    March 2020

    Present 2020-21 debt service and employee benefits budget to the Board of Education for review and comment

    March 2020

    Present 2020-21 instructional and special education budget to the Board of Education for review and comment

    April 2020

    Finalize 2020-21 educational plan and budget (including BOCES budget) before April 27, 2020 due date for Property Tax Report Card

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Appointment of Election Inspectors for Budget Vote

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    Adopt Proposed 2020-21 Budget by Board of Education

    (4/24/2020 - Last Date)

    Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Transmit to SED and local newspapers of Property Tax Report Card

    (4/27/2020 - Last Date)

    Friday, April 3, 2020

    Post first of four required legal notices of budget hearing and vote

    Monday, April 20, 2020

    Proposition petitions due / Inform candidates of legal requirements

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    SW BOCES Administrative Budget and Trustee(s) Vote

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Post second of four required legal notices of budget hearing and vote

    Friday, April 24, 2020 (Last Date)

    Board Adopts Budget for 2020-2021 and Property Tax Report Card (Last Date to Submit to NYS 4/27/2020)

    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    Budget Statement and Attachments available upon request

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    Petitions for Board of Education candidates due (small City)

    Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Selection of Candidates' Placement on the Ballot at 4:00 p.m. - Education Center

    Friday, May 1, 2020

    Post third of four required legal notices of budget hearing and vote

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    Voter Registration Day (last date)

    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    District-Wide Budget Hearing at 6:00 p.m. - Education Center ; Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Required Budget Notice and Budget Newsletter mailed (Last Date May 13, 2020)

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Absentee ballot application must be received if absentee ballot is to be mailed

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Post fourth of four required legal notices of budget hearing and vote

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Annual Meeting (VOTE for Budget and Proposition(s) and elect Board)

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    Board of Education meets to accept results of Annual Election

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    Statewide Budget Revote day

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    Start of 2020-21 Budget Year

    Board of Education Adoption:



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    Upcoming Budget Presentations

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020, @6 PM (Facebook LIVE)

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020, @2 PM (Facebook LIVE)

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020, @ 6 PM (District Wide Public Hearing)

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 @6PM (Facebook LIVE)

    Archive copies of each presentation may be accessed by clicking on the presentation date.

    To ensure our community is adequately informed the district will host in LIVE interactive broadcasts on the Superintendent's Proposed 2020-2021 Budget. The presentation will be viewable from the district website and on Facebook.  Community members will be able to ask questions during the live presentation using a variety of methods, including email, phone, and social media. We encourage questions to be submitted in advance to rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org with "Budget Question" in the subject line.

    Additionally, the administration will make itself available as necessary to community groups for additional budget information sessions via zoom. For more information or to schedule a presentation, please contact Rick McCormack at rmccormack@mtvernoncsd.org. Please be sure to provide a phone number and the name of the organization you represent. We ask that community groups guarantee an audience of at least 15 people.