About the Budget (2019-20)
The Hudson City School District proposes a $49,792,463 spending plan that continues to support our Vision 2020 goals to: raise the bar, close the achievement gap, align curriculum and instruction, and promote the social-emotional development of our students.
Click here for more details about the proposed budget for the 2019-20 school year, including:
- Board of Education candidates
- Estimated tax levy increase
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Information about how property value reassessments impact school taxes
- Monday, February 25, 2019 (6-6:30 p.m.) – Community Budget Workshop in HHS Library
- Monday, March 25, 2019 (6-6:30 p.m.) – Community Budget Workshop in HHS Library (followed by Board meeting to review/modify proposed budget)
- Thursday, April 4, 2019 – Applications for absentee ballots available from the District Office
- Monday, April 8, 2019 (6 p.m.) – Budget Workshop in HHS Library (final draft of proposed budget presented to BOE for approval and adoption for the public)
- Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (4-8 p.m.) – Voter Registration Day (in the new gym at M.C. Smith Elementary School; please bring photo ID)
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – School board nominating petitions due to District Clerk by 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (6:30 p.m.) – PUBLIC HEARING for proposed budget in HHS Library; last day to register to vote
- Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (12 noon-9 p.m.) – VOTE on proposed budget and school board election
Visit the Voting Information page to learn about voter registration, polling locations and absentee ballots.
Budget Development & Presentations
- 2019-20 Budget Development Timeline
- Budget Considerations, Trends & Tax Levy (presented to the Board of Education 3/11/19)
- Academic Plan for 2019-20 Budget (presented to the Board of Education 4/8/19)
In the News
- District Insights: Budget highlights school safety and more (Register-Star, May 14, 2019)
Why Isn’t the Tax Cap Really 2 Percent?
Ever wonder why New York’s Property Tax Cap isn’t really a 2% cap even though elected officials often call it that? Here is a short video that explains how New York State uses a formula to determine each school district’s tax cap number, which rarely works out to 2 percent: