Budget and Finance

2020-21 School Budget

The 2020-21 school budget process culminates Monday, June 9. Per the Governor’s executive order, all voting in this year’s election will take place via absentee ballot. 

Here is the pertinent information for this year’s vote.

What's on the ballot

In addition to voting on the 2020-21 school budget, residents will elect three candidates for the Board of Education, each for the term of three years, to fill the terms of Steven Philbrick, Susan Strasser, and Bruce Tryon. All nominations for Board of Education seats are considered “at large” rather than for a specific seat. 

The candidates are: Colleen Badger, Steven Philbrick, Susan Emerson Strasser, and Bruce Tryon. More information about the candidates can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Voters also will consider a proposal to purchase three 66-passenger school buses and two 30-passenger school buses at a cost not to exceed $509,022.

How to vote

All school budget and board of education votes statewide will take place via absentee ballot. If you are a registered voter residing in the district, you will receive an absentee ballot (and postage-paid envelope) in the mail.

Returned ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact C-RCS District Clerk Ruth Van Deusen at vandeusenr@crcsd.org or 518-234-4032, etc. 2000.

Key documents

2020-21 Proposed Budget (Board Adopted)

Line-item Budget
Property Tax Report Card

Budget Newsletter

Fiscal Accountability Summary

Administrative Salary Disclosure

Voter information - Learn more about who is eligible to vote.

Tax information - Find your town's tax rate and get more information on STAR program, Tax Levy Limit, and Equalization Rates

Creating a Budget - Learn more about the budget development process and the factors that go into creating a school budget.

In New York state, local school boards must annually develop a balanced school budget proposal and put it up for a public vote on the third Tuesday in May. Click on the image below for a timeline of the process.