2021-2022 school budgets in the Capital Region

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(NEWS10) — Schools across the state breathed a sigh of relief after the state announced they would be getting additional financial help for the 2021-2022 budget. Local school districts are responding in kind by proposing tax levies that don’t exceed the state’s tax cap.

Out of more than 70 local school districts, not one has proposed a tax levy that exceeds its tax cap. A couple has proposed a decrease in taxes for homeowners as of May 5.

The New York State Comptroller’s Office determines how much districts can increase their tax levy using a complicated formula. School districts had to begin complying with a tax cap beginning in 2012.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a warning to school districts when the tax cap was released for the 2021-2022 school year in the middle of January.

“School district and municipal officials must remain fiscally cautious to stay under the cap as they prepare their budgets. The financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with a levy growth rate of 1.23% and below 2% for the second year in a row, means they must examine their budgets more closely to control expenses,” he said.

The tax cap was lowered from 1.81% for the 2020-2021 school year to 1.23% for the 2021-2022 school year. Tax cap calculations take into consideration inflation, total taxes levied from the prior year, and tax base growth. School budgets with proposed tax levies over the tax cap can be overridden with at least 60% approval from voters.

NEWS10 has gathered the proposed 2021-2022 budget amounts and tax levies for many local districts. That information can be found below along with links to learn more about a district’s budget.

Districts are sorted below in alphabetical order:

Links to proposed school budgets

Albany City School District

  • Budget $270.3 million
  • Tax levy 0.95%
  • Budget passed

Amsterdam School District

  • Budget $79.3 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Averill Park Central School District

  • Budget $61.45 million
  • Tax levy 0.95%
  • Budget passed

Ballston Spa School District

  • Budget $94.9 million
  • Tax levy 1.9%
  • Budget passed

Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District

  • Budget $23.7 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Bethlehem Central School District

  • Budget $102 million
  • Tax levy .75%
  • Budget passed

Brittonkill (Brunswick) Central School District

  • Budget $26.8 million
  • Tax levy 2.75%
  • Budget passed

Broadalbin-Perth School District

  • Budget $38.8
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District

  • Budget $72.5 million
  • Tax levy 2.30%
  • Budget passed

Cairo-Durham School District

  • Budget $33.2 million
  • Tax levy 4.45%
  • Budget passed

Cambridge School District

  • Budget $23 million
  • Tax levy 1.65%
  • Budget passed

Canajoharie School District

  • Budget $23.12 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Catskill School District

  • Budget $46.05 million
  • Tax levy 1.97%
  • Budget passed

Chatham Central School District

  • Budget $33.05 million
  • Tax levy 1.76%
  • Budget passed

Cobleskill-Richmondville School District

  • Budget $43.1 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Cohoes City School District

  • Budget $46.6 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Corinth Central School District

  • Budget $23.2 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Coxsackie-Athens School District

  • Budget $34 million
  • Tax levy 1.97%
  • Budget passed

Fonda-Fultonville Central School District

  • Budget $30.8 million
  • Tax levy 0.29%
  • Budget passed

Fort Ann Central School District

  • Budget $12.3 million
  • Tax levy 2.32%
  • Increase of $30.95 annually on a home assessed at $100,000
  • Budet passed

Fort Edward Union Free School District

  • Budget $11.1 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Fort Plain Central School District

  • Budget $21.8 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Galway Central School District

  • Budget $23.5 million
  • Tax levy 0.74%
  • Budget passed

Germantown Central School District

  • Budget $16.3 million
  • Tax levy 0.82%
  • Budget passed

Gilboa-Conesville Central School District

  • Budget $10.7 million
  • Tax levy .42%
  • Budget passed

Glens Falls School District

  • Budget $47.9 million
  • Tax levy 2.50%
  • Budget passed

Gloversville School District

  • Budget $67.3 million
  • Tax levy 1.13%
  • Budget passed

Greater Johnstown School District

  • Budget $40 million
  • Tax levy 3.8%
  • Budget passed

Green Island Union Free School District

  • Budget $7.6 million
  • Tax levy 1.25%
  • Budget passed

Greenville School District

  • Budget $32.9 million
  • Tax levy 1.96%
  • Budget passed

Greenwich Central School District

  • Budget $22.6 million
  • Tax levy 2.0%
  • Budget passed

Guilderland School District

  • Budget $105 million
  • Tax levy 1.28%
  • Budget passed

Hadley-Luzerne Central School District

  • Budget $21.8 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Hoosic Valley School District

  • Budget $22.6 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Hudson City School District

  • Budget $52.2 million
  • Tax levy 1.35%
  • Budget passed

Hudson Falls School District

  • Budget $67.2 million
  • Tax levy 1.13%
  • Budget passed

Hunter-Tannersville Central School District

  • Budget $14.7 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Ichabod Crane Central School District

  • Budget $43.9 million
  • Tax levy 2.95%
  • Budget passed

Johnsburg Central School District

  • Budget $11.9 million
  • Tax levy 1.68%
  • Budget passed

Lake George Central School District

  • Budget $23.9 million
  • Tax levy 1.22%
  • Budget passed

Lansingburgh Central School District

  • Budget $54.7 million
  • Tax levy 0.09%
  • Budget passed

Mayfield Central School District

  • Budget $20.2 million
  • Tax levy 2.21%
  • Budget passed

Mechanicville Central School District

  • Budget $31.8 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Menands Union Free School District

  • Budget $10.28
  • Tax levy .31%
  • Budget passed

Middleburgh Central School District

  • Budget $22.9 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Mohonasen Central School District

  • Budget $56.5 million
  • Tax levy 1.10%
  • Budget passed

New Lebanon Central School District

  • Budget $12.1 million
  • Tax levy 1.0123%
  • Budget passed

Niskayuna School District

  • Budget $93.1 million
  • Tax levy 1.17%
  • $47 extra a year per $2,000 assessed home market value
  • Budget passed

North Colonie Central School District

  • Budget $125 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District

  • Budget $21.3 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Queensbury Union Free School District

  • Budget $69.9 million
  • Tax levy 2.01%
  • Budget passed

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District

  • Budget $48.6 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Rensselaer City School District

  • Budget $27.7 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Salem Central School District

  • Budget $15.6 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Saratoga Springs School District

  • Budget $134.6 million
  • Tax levy 2.25%
  • Budget passed

Schalmont Central School District

  • Budget $52.4 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Schenectady City School District

  • Budget $218.8 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Schoharie Central School District

  • Budget $25.5 million
  • Tax levy -1.99%
  • Budet passed

Schodack Central School District

  • Budget $26.1 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Schuylerville Central School

  • Budget $38 million
  • Tax levy 0.9%
  • Budget passed

Scotia-Glenville School District

  • Budget $59.1 million
  • Tax levy .13%
  • Budget passed

Sharon Springs

  • Budget $9.9 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Shenendehowa Central School District

  • Budget $187 million
  • Tax levy 2%
  • .5% decrease per $1,000 assessed home market value
  • Budget passed

South Colonie Central School District

  • Budget $108 million
  • Tax levy 1%
  • Budget passed

South Glens Falls Central School District

  • Budget $32.5 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Stillwater Central School District

  • Budget $28.7 million
  • Tax levy 4.36%
  • Budget passed

Taconic Hills Central School District

  • Budget $39 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Troy City School District

  • Budget $115 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Voorheesville School District

  • Budget $27 million
  • Tax levy 1.23%
  • Budget passed

Waterford-Halfmoon School District

  • Budget $20.8 million
  • Tax levy .95%
  • Budget passed

Watervliet City School District

  • Budget $30.46 million
  • Tax levy 1.0062%
  • Budget passed

Whitehall Central School District

  • Budget $17.8 million
  • Tax levy 0%
  • Budget passed

Windham Ashland Jewett School District

  • Budget $12.7 million
  • Tax levy 1.58%
  • Budget passed

Wynantskill Union Free School District

  • Budget $10.2 million
  • Tax levy 1.72%
  • Budget passed

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