2020-21 Budget

Information pertaining to the budget proposal will be posted to this page as it becomes available.

(June 16, 2020) District voters approved the 2020-21 budget and capital reserve proposition. Carrie Otty and Sage Carter were re-elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms ending in 2023. See the voting results.


The Hudson City School District’s annual Budget Vote & Board of Education Election is rescheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020. In the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting this year will take place using absentee ballots only, per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order. Every eligible voter is entitled to receive an absentee ballot and a postage paid return envelope in the mail. Click here for more information about voting by absentee ballot.

About the Budget Proposal

Click the links below to learn more about the 2020-21 budget proposal:

Budget Development & Documents

Important Dates

Below are dates of public presentations and events:

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – Absentee ballots must be received by mail by 5 p.m.; live stream of ballot counting at 5 p.m.; live stream of vote update at 6:30 p.m.
  • Past Dates
    • Tuesday, June 9, 2020 – LAST DAY to request an absentee ballots from  the District Clerk (518-828-4360, ext. 2100)
    • Thursday, June 4, 2020 (6:30 p.m.) – Public Hearing Continuation for proposed budget
    • Tuesday, June 2, 2020 (6:30 p.m.) – Public Hearing Continuation for proposed budget (via Zoom); last day to request absentee ballots, if needed (learn more
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2020 (6:30 p.m.) – Public Hearing for proposed budget (via Zoom
    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (6:30 p.m.) – Education Plan presentation and tentative budget adoption (via Zoom
    • Monday, May 11, 2020 (5 p.m.) – Due date for school board nominating petitions (learn more
    • Tuesday, May 5, 2020 (6:30 p.m.) – Education Plan and Board of Education meeting (via Zoom)
    • Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (6-6:30 p.m.) –  Community Budget Workshop (via Zoom)
    • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (6 p.m.) – Budget Workshop; draft of proposed budget presented to BOE (via Zoom)
    • Monday, February 3, 2020 – Nominating petitions available for those interested in running for an open seat on the Board of Education
    • Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (6-6:30 p.m.) – Community Budget Workshop in the Hudson Senior High School Library
    • Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (6-6:30 p.m.) – Community Budget Workshop in the Hudson Senior High School Library
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (6-6:30 p.m.) – Community Budget Workshop in the Hudson Senior High School Library

Property Tax Cap Information

Contrary to popular belief, the New York State property tax cap does not “cap” tax increases at 2 percent. Instead, schools must use a state formula each year to determine how much they can increase their tax levies by without having to seek a higher percentage of voter approval for the budget. This threshold may be different each year and must be determined by the District and submitted to the state by March 1st. Learn more here.

Voting Information

Visit the Voting Information page to learn about polling locations, voter registration and absentee ballots.