Budget

The Watervliet City School District rescheduled its public budget hearing to Tuesday, June 2, 2020, due to an executive order that delays the 2020-21 school budget vote and board of education election until  June 9.  To comply with social distancing, all meetings will be held virtually and livestreamed for the public until further notice. 

Board of Education meetings:


Developing the annual school budget proposal is a year-round process that involves the Watervliet Board of Education, as well as district and school leaders.

On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members.

2019-20 School Budget at a Glance

  • Budget total: $28,187,000
  • Spending Increase: 2.83 percent
  • Tax Levy Increase: 2.4 percent

2018-19 School Budget at a Glance

  • Budget total: $27,411,000
  • Spending Increase: 2.69 percent
  • Tax Levy Increase: 2.03 percent

View 2018-19 budget document

Voter Information

Looking for information on absentee ballots, polling locations and voter registration? Visit our voter information page.

2017-18 Budget Summary

Budget: $26,692,000
Total Spending Increase: 2.0%
Tax Levy Increase: 0.7%

Fundamentals of developing the school budget

Learn the ABCs of school budget development in less than 3 minutes by watching the video clip below:

Comparing property taxes

Interested in seeing how Watervliet school and other taxes compare to surrounding districts and municipalities? The SeeThroughNY website has a benchmarking tool that allows visitors to calculate and compare property taxes by location. Go to SeeThroughNY website benchmarking tool