Budget Information

Thank you, M-W voters

On Tuesday, May 18, district residents passed the $188,766,796 proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year by a vote of 1,124 yes votes to 602 no votes — an approval rating of 65.1 percent. Under the approved budget, the district’s tax levy is projected to increase by 1.50 percent.

The proposition to purchase 11 school vehicles passed with 1,086 yes votes and 642 no votes.

Incumbent Dawn Tauber was re-elected with 904 votes; incumbent Anthony Andersen was re-elected with 876 votes; Jamell Evans was elected with 791 votes; and incumbent Sergey Koyfman was re-elected with 790 votes. Jeffery Reynolds had 755 votes; Stephanie Conklin-Cole had 720 votes; Amy Whitmore had 669 votes; and Alicja Andruszkewicz had 275 votes.

District officials would like to thank members of the M-W community for their continued support of M-W schools.

Residents to vote on 2021-2022 proposed budget, vehicle purchase and elect BOE members on Tuesday, May 18, from 6 a.m .- 9 p.m. at Central Valley Elementary

Cover page of the budget newsletterMonroe-Woodbury residents will vote on a  $188,766,796 proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year on on Tuesday, May 18, from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Central Valley Elementary School, 45 Route 32, Central Valley. This proposed budget, which represents a spending increase of $4,676,888 or 2.59 percent when compared to the 2020-2021 budget, maintains all instructional programming and staffing.

The proposed tax levy, $126,606,025, an increase of $1,871,025 or 1.50 percent when compared to the 2020-2021 budget, is less than the allotted maximum allowable levy of 1.88 percent for 2021-2022. This is the second year in a row that the proposed tax levy is under the allowable limit.

In addition to the proposed budget, district residents will also vote to authorize the purchase of 11 new school vehicles. Specifically, the proposition asks voters to approve the purchase of four 72-passenger school buses, six 35-passenger school bus vans, and one wheelchair accessible school bus van as part of the district’s replacement plan. The total cost is not to exceed $1,048,367 and state aid would cover approximately 67 percent of the expense. The district would be reimbursed over a five-year period.

Residents will also elect four members to the Board of Education. Typically three terms expire each year on the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District Board of Education, creating three available positions. However, due to two positions being vacated prior the term’s end, four positions are available in May 2021. The positions are as follows:

  • Two (2) members of the Board of Education, to be elected for the term of three (3) years beginning on July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024.
  • One (1) member of the Board of Education, to fill the balance of an unexpired term beginning on May 18, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2024.
  • One (1) member of the Board of Education, to fill the balance of an unexpired term beginning on May 18, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2022.

The candidates are (listed in ballot order):

  • Amy Whitmore
  • Jamell Evans
  • Alicja Andruszkiewicz
  • Jeffery Reynolds
  • Anthony Andersen (incumbent)
  • Dawn Tauber (incumbent)
  • Sergey Koyfman (incumbent)
  • Stephanie Conklin-Cole

Please visit the district’s budget page for general information about budget creation and voting. The M-W Budget Newsletter 2021-2022 with information related to the proposed budget has been mailed to district residents.

View the May 13 budget-related Crusader Chat for updated budget information and answers to community questions:

Please email budget-related questions to [email protected] or contact the business office at 845-460-6200, ext. 6240.

2021-2022 Budget Development Calendar

(Subject to Revision)

January 20 – BOE adopts 2021-2022 Budget Calendar

January/February – Q&A meetings with principals/directors/administrators, Departmental budget reviews with Central Office

February 19 – Completed budgets due to Business Office

March 1 – Submit information to calculate tax levy limit to Office of State Comptroller website

March 10 – Board Budget Presentation: Non-Instructional (Administration, Buildings & Grounds, Security, Technology & Transportation)

March 24 – Board Budget Presentation: Instructional  (Instructional, Special Education, Educational Support Services)

April 2 – First legal notice published (4 notices required, advertised four times within seven weeks of budget vote)

April 14 – Board Budget Presentation: Personnel and Benefits, Superintendent’s Recommendation

April 19 – Nominating petitions and petitions for propositions are due to District Clerk’s office

April 22 – Board of Education Decision/Adoption, BOCES Budget Vote

April 23 – Submit Property Tax Report Card to NYS Education Department

April 28 – Publish Property Tax Report Card, Budget Statement published to district website

May 5 – Public Budget Hearing

May 6 – Budget Notice Mailed

May 18 – Budget Vote

June 15  – Re-vote (if necessary)

2020-2021 Budget Overview

Approved budget 2020-2021 school year: $183,999,908

Tax levy increase: 1.51 percent, below tax “cap” of 2.07 percent

Spending increase: 1.50 percent or $2,723,599