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OACSD 2019-2020 BUDGET RE-VOTE OPTIONS

May 22, 2019

In response to the defeat of the 2019-2020 Owego Apalachin School Budget, which proposed a tax increase within the allowable NYS tax cap of 3.83% on the levy, the Board of Education and District will take into consideration the next steps. Those could include a re-vote on the current budget, a re-vote on a revised budget, or going directly to a contingency budget. A re-vote would occur on June 18, 2019. More regarding the next steps will be communicated soon. 

Important Dates:

Public Budget Workshop - Tuesday, May 28th - 6:00 pm, OA District Office 

BOE Meeting - Thursday, May 30th - 7:00 pm, OA District Office

2019-2020 SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE RESULTS

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2019

2019-2020 Owego Apalachin CSD Budget Defeated

Voters in the Owego Apalachin Central School District on Tuesday, May 21 voted down the district’s proposed 2019-2020 school budget of $47,931,679. 

The budget had an increase of 2.63 percent, and a tax levy increase of 3.83 percent.

The final vote was:

Yes: 479
No: 597

In a second proposition, voters approved the purchase of 5 school buses by the following count:
Yes: 626
No: 443

Two Board of Education Candidates elected for two seats were: Gene Cvik (756 votes), Linda Gretz (849 votes)

Voters approved the additional taxpayer funding for the Apalachin Public Library

Yes: 569

No: 496

Voters approved the additional taxpayer funding for the Coburn Free Library

Yes: 605

No: 450 

OACSD SUPERINTENDENT WEBO RADIO INTERVIEW

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. 

 

Program

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.

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

2019-2020: $34,701,970 (72.40%)

Capital

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.

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

2019-2020: $7,881,658 (16.44%) 

Administrative

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.

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

2019-2020: $5,348,051 (11.16%) 


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!

Contact

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