Each year, school boards in New York must develop a balanced school budget proposal for the following school year and put it to a public vote on the third Tuesday in May. Check out this simple, graphic fact sheet (PDF) that helps explain what it takes to balance the annual school budget.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal Jan. 17 that includes a $1 billion increase in overall funding for the state's schools in the 2017-18 school year. READ MORE ABOUT THE EXECTIVE BUDGET
New York state offers a variety of property tax relief programs, but many changes are in store for 2016-17. For some taxpayers, those changes will lead to checks from the state that offset the burden of local property taxes.
The "school tax rebates change for New York homeowners in 2016-17" fact sheet (PDF) highlights three property tax relief programs: Property Tax Relief Credit, STAR Credit and Property Tax Freeze Credit.
On Tuesday, May 17, Stillwater residents voted to approve the district's 2016-17 proposed budget with 389 voting in favor and 158 voting against it. Read more
On the third Tuesday of each May, residents from across New York State go to the polls to vote on the annual school district budget and to elect members of the Board of Education. learn moreBe an advocate for Stillwater students
Elected officials need to hear from the people that are most directly impacted by their decisions year after year — the students, parents, employees, residents, community groups and business owners of Stillwater. Becoming an advocate for education is not as hard as you might think. Anyone can become involved, at any level they choose. learn more