Gloversville voters approved 2013-14 Budget Proposal
Gloversville residents approved the 2013-14
school budget Tuesday, May 21 by 165 votes.
A total of 747 voters weighed in with 456 voting "yes" and 291 voting "no".
The approved $58,550,469 budget carries a 3.34% spending increase and a projected 2% tax rate increase.
Elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Education are newcomer Aaron Flynn with 562 votes, newcomer Kevin Kucel with 501 votes, and incumbent Robert Curtis with 440 votes. Elected to fill a vacant seat which expires in June 2015 was Joe Andrews with 417 votes.
"Included in this budget are major changes that will improve the educational offerings for the students of Gloversville," said GESD Superintendent of Schools Michael Vanyo. "We are so thankful the community came out in support of our schools so we can move forward with plans for improvement.”
2013-14 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT
Gloversville Budget Hearing presentation
GESD Business Manager Steve Schloicka presented the proposed 2013-14 Budget during the annaul Budget Hearing on Tuesday, May 14. Click here to view the presentation. Read the article in the Leader-Herald here.
2013-14 Special Budget Edition newsletter available(PDF)
Six candidates turned in petitions to run for a seat on the Gloversville Board of Education. A drawing was held this morning, May 2, to determine the order of the Board of Education Candidates will be listed on the ballot for the May 21 election.
Gloversville Board of Education approves
proposed spending plan
The Board of Education adopted a proposed $58,550,469 spending plan for 2013-14 on Monday, April 15.
2013-14 Proposed Budget: $58,550,469
Tax Levy Increase: 2%
(Budget to Budget increase: 3.34%)
2013-14 Line by Line Budget Proposal can be found here (PDF Document)
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Understanding how the Tax Levy “Cap” law raises stakes for schools [PDF]
Understanding the 3 Tax Levy Numbers (PDF)
Understanding the Tax Levy Limit Formula (PDF)
Understanding mandates and mandate relief (PDF)
Understanding public employee pensions in NY state (PDF)
Understanding NY's STAR Program (PDF)
Learn why the common name for the state's property tax levy limit is more than a bit misleading by watching the video.
Governor Andrew Cuomo releases outline of 2013-14 Budget
Governor Andrew Cuomo released an outline of the 2013-14 State Budget agreement on Thursday morning, March 21.
District set 2013-14 budget development calendar
The Gloversville Enlarged School District has set its budget development calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. To view the calendar, click here (pdf).
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State Executive Budget revealed
Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed his proposed budget yesterday to fund New York State in 2013-14. The budget set new funding for full-day pre-kindergarten in high-need school districts, early college programs to help high school students accelerate, and extended day programs that he introduced in his State of the State address earlier this month. Read more
Absentee Ballot Application is available
Absentee ballots are available to qualified school district residents for every vote. A resident who will be out of town on the day of a district vote must request an absentee ballot no later than the day before any scheduled vote. This may be done by mail if the request is made at least seven business days previous to the vote. For the voter's convenience, a downloadable application and application instructions are available from this site.
Governor Cuomo Outlines Public Education in 2013 State of the State Address
In Governor Cuomo presented his State of the State address yesterday, thereby depicting his agenda for 2013. The governor indicated that he plans to expand New York Open for Business efforts with a "one - two punch" - jobs and education. You will note that the governor's education agenda is strongly supported by the report recently issued by the New NY Education Reform Commission. Full story
K-12 Aid To Education Faces Uncertain Future, Despite Tuesday's 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal
K-12 education programs would be spared the prospect of the largest across-the-board cuts in history, but only temporarily, under a bill to avert much of the so-called "fiscal cliff," overwhelmingly approved by the U.S. Senate early Tuesday morning. The measure, which passed the Senate 89-8, would delay the trigger cuts known as "sequestration," which have been set to hit just about every government agency—including the U.S. Department of Education— today, Jan. 2. Full story
2012-13 BUDGET INFORMATION
Gloversville residents approved 2012-13 school budget proposal
Gloversville residents approved the 2012-13 school budget Tuesday, May 15 by 354 votes. A total of 964 voters weighed in with 659 voting "yes" and 305 voting "no".
2012-13 Budget: $55,194,319
Tax Levy Increase: 1.9%
(Budget to Budget increase: 4.75%)
Exit Poll survey results are in
District officials conducted a voluntary exit poll during voting hours on May 15. Officials use this tool to gauge what the community is thinking through the opinions expressed and to help guide future decision-making.
2012-13 Budget Development Archives