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Voters approve 2018-19 Owego Apalachin CSD budget

Voters in the Owego Apalachin Central School District on Tuesday, May 15 approved the district’s proposed 2018-19 school budget of $46,703,161.


The budget had an increase of 1.69 percent, and a tax levy increase of 1.96 percent. 


The final vote was: 
Yes:  510
No:  209

Abstentions:  3


In a second proposition, voters approved the purchase of 5 school buses by the following count: 
Yes:  527
No:  189 

Abstentions:  5

In a third proposition, voters approved the Board of Education establishing a Capital Reserve Fund:

Yes:  522
No:  189

Abstentions:  9

Two Board of Education Candidates elected for two seats were:

Michael Phelps (541 votes), Jason Luke (533 votes)

Finally, voters also approved the additional taxpayer funding for the Apalachin Public Library, passing it with a count of:

Yes:  449
No:  264

Abstentions:  8

Glossary of Budget Terms

Click this link to see a full list of budget terms with definitions to help walk you through the budget process a little easier!

OA's 3-Part Budget

New York State education law requires school district budgets to be presented in three component parts: the administrative component; the program component; and the capital component.  The definitions for each component are outlined below.


The administrative component shall include appropriations for the following: board of education; district clerk; district meeting; chief school officer; business administration; auditing; tax collector; legal services except those relating directly to the program component; personnel services; public information services; curriculum development and supervision; research, planning and evaluation; supervision-regular school; supervision-special schools; central data processing; central printing and mailing; employee benefits attributable to salaries included in the administrative component.

2017-2018: $5,339,217 (11.63%)

2018-2019: $5,330,987 (11.41%)

Change: $8,230 (-.22%)


The program component shall include appropriations for the following: in-service training-instruction; teaching-regular school; programs for students with disabilities; occupational education; teaching-special schools; school library and audio visual; educational television; computer assisted instruction; attendance-regular school; guidance-regular school; health services; psychological services-regular school; social work services-regular school; pupil personnel services-special schools; co-curricular activities-regular school; interscholastic athletics-regular school; district transportation services excluding school bus purchases; garage building; transfers to school lunch, special aid funds; legal services relating directly to the program component; employee benefits attributable to salaries included in the program component.

2017-2018: $32,681,364 (71.16%)

2018-2019: $33,820,467 (72.42%)

Change: $1,139,103 (+1.26%) 


The capital component shall include appropriations for the following: operations of plant; maintenance of plant; debt service; employee benefits attributable to salaries included in the capital component.

2017-2018: $7,906,861 (17.22%)

2018-2019: $7,551,707 (16.17%)

Change: (-1.05%) 

2018-2019 BOE Approved Proposed Budget


Marcy Hill
Clerk of the Board
Phone: 607-687-6215

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