2020-2021 Budget Info

2020-2021 Budget Info

2020-21 BUDGET INFORMATION
Owego Apalachin Central School District Budget Vote: 
Completed Ballots must be returned by
5:00pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 if dropped in district drop box
5:00pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by mail (Per Governor's Executive Order)
Voting is by absentee ballot ONLY.
 

Voters in the Owego Apalachin Central School District on Tuesday, June 16 voted to approve the district’s proposed 2020-2021 school budget of $47,717,978.

The budget had a decrease of 0.09 percent, and a tax levy increase of 1.82 percent.

The final vote was:

Yes:  1,754      

No:  640  

In a second proposition, voters approved the purchase of 5 school buses and 1 suburban by the following count:

Yes:  1,603  

No:  789  

Three Board of Education Candidates elected for three seats were:

Stacey Riegel, Kathie Rollison, and Daniel Whippo

Voters approved the additional taxpayer funding for the Apalachin Public Library 

Yes:  1,513  

No:  867 

 
We have opened a ThoughtExchange to answer questions regarding the proposed budget. Click here to participate: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/scroll/777450211 
See responses to ThoughtExchange budget questions here:   https://my.thoughtexchange.com/report/b72420f898c6625387a5da7875fb649b
 
Absentee ballots will be mailed to ALL registered voters.
(If you do NOT receive a ballot by Tuesday, June 2, 2020, please contact the District Clerk.
 
If you are NOT registered to vote, but meet the eligibility requirements below, email [email protected] to request an absentee ballot to be mailed.

Voter Eligibility
You are eligible to vote on the school district budget if you are 18 years of age on the voting date (June 16, 2020), a citizen of the United States, a RESIDENT of the school district for 30 days prior to voting date. You DO NOT need to be a property owner in order to vote, but you must live in the district. For example, you are eligible to vote if you are a student or young adult over 18 who resides with parents, or if you rent an apartment or house in the district. 
 
Important Absentee Ballot  Information
Absentee Ballots will remain sealed until the deadline of 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 16th. 

After 5:00pm, no additional ballots will be accepted. Anything received after the deadline will be discarded. District officials will begin the task of validating return address markings and signatures on each envelope to determine there is no reason to reject the ballot. An envelope cannot be opened, and therefore will not be counted, if there is no signature on the back of the envelope, per Education Law 2018-A. 
All envelopes validated for canvassing are then opened, ballots are removed while remaining folded, and are separated from the envelopes.
Once all of the envelopes are opened and ballots are withdrawn and separated from the envelopes, election officials will begin opening the ballots and running them through the automated ballot counting machine (the same machines used at our in-person votes over the last several years).
At this point, all ballots will be tallied by the machine and the official results will be shared with the community during the evening hours of Tuesday, June 16th. 
  • Reminder to fill in bubbles completely with BLACK ink. (No X's)
  • Election District is either (OFA - 1) or (AES - 2)  (Would be your regular polling location.)
  • You MUST sign the back of the envelope in accordance with Education Law.
 
Voter Registration
Contact the Tioga County Board of Elections: https://www.tiogacountyny.com/departments/board-of-elections/ 

Virtual Budget Hearing: 
Was held Tuesday, May 26, 2020
View a replay below or select specific public questions from the list on the side.
Click here for YouTube Link: OACSD YouTube Channel

OA's 3-Part Budget

Program - Provides funds for instructional and educational support, computer assisted instruction, guidance, health, co-curricular, and interscholastic sports programs. Provides funds for the purchase of computers, network upgrades, computer enrichment programs, and music programs.


Budget Function

2019-2020 Adopted Budget

2020-2021 Proposed Budget

Instructional

$20,956,237

$21,324,863

Transportation

$2,067,242

$2,079,170

Community Recreation (Pool)

$52,000

$35,000

Inter-fund Transfers

$41,000

$42,000

Employee Benefits

$11,496,008

$11,289,018

Legal

$43,000

$31,350

TOTALS:

$34,655,487

$34,801,401

Capital - Provides funds for the operation and maintenance of the school district’s physical plant, including utilities. Also, includes debt service payments.


Budget Function

2019-2020 Adopted Budget

2020-2021 Proposed Budget

Plant Operations, Maintenance, Security

$2,639,560

$2,569,100

Property Tax Refunds

$5,000

$4,750

Employee Benefits

$762,665

$737,079

Debt Service

$4,274,706

$4,187,062

Inter-fund Transfers

$100,000

$100,000

TOTALS:

$7,781,931

$7,597,991

Administrative - Provides funds for general management and support activities, including Board of Education, central and financial administration, staff support, central services, and special items. Also included are instructional administration and curriculum development. 

Budget Function

2019-2020 Adopted Budget

2020-2021 Proposed Budget

Board of Education

(incl. district clerk & district meeting)

$15,105

$14,946

Chief School Administrator’s Office

(incl. clerical salary, supplies, conferences, membership dues)

$237,470

$237,470

Business Administration Office

(incl. clerical salaries, tax collectors, auditing, legal, PR, supplies, personnel, insurance dues, transportation)

$1,230,052

$1,408,561

Curriculum Development & Support

$1,466,415

$1,418,431

Central Data Processing & Services

$1,121,298

$960,599

Employee Benefits

$1,253,452

$1,278,579

TOTALS:

$5,323,792

$5,318,586

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!
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