Board adopts 2019-20 proposed budget

At its meeting on April 18, the Watervliet Board of Education unanimously adopted the proposed 2019-20 budget. On May 21, residents will go to the polls to vote on a proposed $28 million budget for the coming school year. The budget proposal carries a 2.4 percent tax levy increase, which is slightly below the district’s maximum allowable limit based on the state’s tax cap formula. The plan represents a budget-to-budget increase of 2.8 percent, or $776,000, more than this year’s budget.

In addition to the proposed budget, voters will also elect one member to the Board of Education. School board candidates will be announced after the May 1 deadline for returning nominating petitions. Board candidate information will be posted on the district website by Monday, May 6.

The public is invited to the annual budget hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, at 6:00 p.m., one week before the school budget vote.

Budget details will be outlined in the district’s annual budget newsletter, which will be mailed to district residents in early May.