Budget and Finance

Current Budget

  • 2021-2022 School Year: $26,954,451
  • Spending Increase: $932,336 / 3.58%
  • Tax Levy Increase: $510,968 / 2.72%

Passed 370 to 122, a 75.2% approval.

2021-2022 Budget Binder

School Tax Information

Due to the Coronavirus, we are not accepting school tax payments in person this year. Tax payments should be mailed to VCSD, P.O. Box 201, Voorheesville, NY 12186. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Deb Baron, Tax Collector, at 518-765-3313, ext. 103. We greatly appreciate all our taxpayers and their patience and understanding during this pandemic.

If you do not have an escrow account and did not receive a tax bill, please contact the Tax Collector at 765-3313 ext. 103.

Click here to look up your tax bill

Click here to pay school taxes online.

Annual Budget Process

  • December – February: Build preliminary budget
  • January: Review budget calendar with Board of Education
  • February: Presentation of Superintendent’s Draft Budget to the Board of Education
  • Late February: Board of Education candidate petitions available
  • March: Tax Levy Limit calculation to Office of State Comptroller
  • March: Presentation of Superintendent’s Proposed Budget, legal notice of school budget hearing and budget vote
  • April: Final budget presentation by the Superintendent. Board adopts budget and property tax report card
  • April: Deadline for Board of Education candidate petitions. Absentee ballots made available to requestors
  • April: Distribution of “Property Tax Report Card” within 24 hours of budget adoption
  • May: Budget Hearing
  • May: School Budget Notice mailed to the community
  • Third Tuesday in May: Budget Vote and Board Trustee Election

Voting Information

Annual school budget vote and board elections

School budget votes and board of education elections are held the third Tuesday in May each year.

Who can vote?

Voters must be at least 18 years old, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the Voorheesville Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote.

Voters may be required to show proof of residency before voting. If you did not vote last year, please be prepared to provide the clerk with identification. For example, a driver’s license or utility bill.

Polling information

Polls are typically open from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Voorheesville Middle School foyer.

School Property Tax Exemption (STAR)

What is the STAR exemption?

STAR is New York State’s School Tax Relief Program that provides a partial property tax exemption from school taxes to eligible homeowners. Most New Yorkers who own and live in their home are eligible for the STAR exemption on their primary residence. There are two parts to the STAR property tax exemption:

  • The Basic STAR exemption is available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the homeowners’ income is under $500,000. Basic STAR works by exempting a portion of the full value of a home from school taxes.
  • The Enhanced STAR exemption is available for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older) with yearly household incomes not exceeding a statewide standard. For qualifying senior citizens, the Enhanced STAR program provides additional savings by exempting a greater portion of full value from school taxes.

Homeowners who claim the Basic STAR exemption must register with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in order to continue receiving benefits in 2014 and subsequent years. This is a new requirement implemented by the State in an effort to reduce fraud.

How do I register for the STAR exemption?

Register online, or call the STAR program directly at 518-457-2036.

Fiscal Transparency Documents