Reminder: School taxes due by Wednesday, Sept. 30

on September 24, 2020

A reminder to all Monroe-Woodbury residents that school taxes are due by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is now offering residents the opportunity to pay their school tax bills online. Paying online is convenient and provides residents with instant proof of payment. A quick link to the online payment service is located on the homepage of the district website. Questions may be directed to the district’s tax office at 845-460-6276. Thank you!

To make an online payment:

  1. Visit
  2. At the search screen, enter your bill number.
  3. Choose to pay a single installment or your balance in full. You will be directed to a secure server – follow the onscreen instructions to process your payment.
  4. You can choose to pay with a credit card or an electronic check. Payment defaults to debit/credit card with a 2.65% convenience fee. YOU MUST CLICK the “Pay with E-check” tab to remit an electronic check. The transaction fee for an electronic check is $1.50.  Fees are charged separately and paid directly to the online payment service.
  5. The district also continues to accept payment via mail or in person.

To mail payment:

Monroe-Woodbury Tax Office
PO Box 97, Central Valley, NY 10917

Please note: All payments must include a phone number. Please make sure payment is postmarked by 9/30/20 to avoid penalties.

To deliver payment in person:

Education Center, 278 Route 32, Central Valley, NY 10917

PAYMENT DROPBOX is available: Mon.– Fri.   8:30 am – 4:00 pm (the DROPBOX will not be available on Monday, September 28. The Education Center is closed in observance of Yom Kippur.)

Please note: Cash will not be accepted for payment.

The district has received questions related to the impact of the global pandemic on school taxes. Please see Q&A below:

Q: Since schools were closed in March 2020, are we getting a rebate for the 2019-2020 school year or will it be applied to the fall bill for 2020-2021? Please advise.
A: Although there was savings in the 2019-2020 school year due to school closures, the savings may not be as great as one would imagine. The majority of employees, including teachers, worked remotely and were paid. With a savings of approximately $1.9 million, the district applied that amount to the 2020-2021 budget to both keep the levy lower than it would have otherwise been at 1.5% and preserve the instructional programs of the district.

School districts are unable to send taxpayers checks like the federal government, but by applying savings from last year to this year’s budget, we can keep taxes lower next year. Unlike the federal government, the school district must have a balanced budget in which our spending does not exceed our revenues. The federal government can send checks because they can run a budget deficit with the result being a long term (and a growing) federal debt.

If you have further questions, please call the M-W tax office at (845) 460-6276 or visit the tax page located on the district website.