6/18/2019 - Residents of the Lansingburgh Central School District have approved a revised $50,055,470 budget for the 2019-2020 school year by a re-vote of 551 (yes) to 227 (no).
District residents rejected the initially proposed 2019-2020 budget of $50,039,878 on May 21, 2019, by a vote of 390 (yes) to 284 (no). This version of the budget required supermajority voter approval (at least 60% of voters) since it carried a 1.00% tax levy increase, which exceeded the district’s allowable tax cap. The initially proposed budget only received 57% voter approval.
The revised budget represents a -1.27% decrease in spending from 2018-2019 and carries a 0.46% tax levy increase, which meets the district’s allowable New York State tax cap. Since it did not exceed the tax cap, the revised budget required a normal majority vote (50% of voters) to pass and not the supermajority vote the initially proposed budget required.
2019-2020 Budget Re-vote on June 18, 2019
5/24/2019 - We are presenting a revised version of the 2019-2020 budget for a re-vote on Tuesday, June 18, after the initially proposed budget was voted down by Lansingburgh residents on May 21.
- View the Revised 2019-2020 Lansingburgh Budget
- View the Revised 2019-2020 Lansingburgh Knightline (Budget Newsletter)
The revised budget carries a 0.46% tax levy increase, which meets the New York State allowable tax cap. This means we will a need normal majority vote (50% voter approval) for the revised 19-20 budget to pass and not the supermajority vote (60% voter approval) the initially proposed budget required to pass.
Since the revised budget does not exceed our allowable New York State tax cap, this also means that eligible residents will receive their School Tax Relief (STAR) rebate check if the revised budget passes.
Second Budget Failure: Should the budget fail a second time, the District is required to adopt a contingency budget. Under a contingent budget, the District cannot purchase student supplies, equipment or make any non-emergency Capital Expenditures. No outside groups would be allowed to use any school grounds, whether that be classrooms, gym space or field use.
Revised Budget Vote Time and Location
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 12 PM - 9 PM
- Knickerbacker Ice Arena - 191 103rd St, Troy NY (PLEASE NOTE location change, High School Gym Foyer unavailable)
- Residents who normally vote at the High School will vote here.
- Speigletown Fire House - 146 Speigletown Rd (Rte 40), Troy NY
Public Hearing for Revised 2019-2020 Budget
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Turnpike Elementary former cafeteria/auditorium (right at the front of the school entrance).
Initial 2019-2020 Budget Does Not Pass
On May 21, 2019, residents of the Lansingburgh Central School District voted down a $50,039,878 budget for the 2019-2020 school year by a vote of 390 (yes) to 284 (no). The 2019-2020 budget required supermajority voter approval (at least 60%) since it exceeded the allowable tax cap and received 57% approval.
The rejected budget represented a 1.3% decrease in spending from 2018-2019. The estimated tax levy increase was 1.00%.
The district now has the option of presenting the rejected budget for a re-vote or presenting a revised version of the budget for a vote. If voters reject the proposed budget twice, the district must adopt a contingency budget. A contingency budget requires a 0% tax levy increase and $156,430 reduction from the proposed budget. The contingency budget would prohibit the public use of buildings for non-district related events unless all district expenses are paid in full by donation prior to the event. It would also prevent the district from buying general classroom supplies and the school supplies for every individual student, as it did for the 2018-2019 school year.
Residents also elected James Spear and re-elected Robert Morris to the Board of Education for 5-year terms (July 1, 2019-June 30, 2024).