Budget and Finance

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

2024-2025 Budget Presentations

March 4, 2024Presentation of draft budget
April 9, 2024Presentation of 2024-25 Budget

2024-2025 Budget Binder

2023-2024 Budget Binder

2022-2023 Budget Binder

Spending Plans for Federal Stimulus Funds

In response to the devastating economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed multiple stimulus packages.

Click here to learn how Voorheesville plans for the stimulus money

Foundation Aid

The 2021-2022 enacted state budget includes language stating that, for the 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years, each school district receiving a foundation aid increase of more than 10% or $10,000,000 a school year must post a plan of how the funds will be used to address student
performance and need, including but not limited to:

  • Increasing graduation rates and eliminating the achievement gap;
  • Reducing class size;
  • Providing supports for students who are not meeting, or who are at risk of not meeting, state learning standards in core academic subject areas;
  • Addressing student social-emotional health; and
  • Providing adequate resources to English language learners, students with disabilities, and students experiencing homelessness.
  • Goals and ratios for pupil support.
  • Detailed summaries of investments in current year initiatives and balance funds spent in priority areas.

Click here to read the details of how VCSD will utilize this aid in 2023-24.

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.

Additional voter information and ballots can be found here.

Polling information

Polls are typically open from 2:30 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.

School Tax Information

BOCES/NERIC has taken over the processing of tax payments for the district. Tax payments should be mailed to VCSD, PO Box 13295, Albany, NY 12212. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jennie Augar, Tax Collector, at 518-765-3313, ext. 103.

If you do not have an escrow account and did not receive a tax bill, please contact the Tax Collector at 518-765-3313 ext. 103.

Click here to look up your tax bill

Use this link to pay your taxes between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31, 2023

Fiscal Transparency Documents