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2012-13 District Budget News


check markVoters Approve 2012-13 School Budget

May 15, 2012 - Warwick residents approved the 2012-13 school budget Tuesday, May 15, by 533 votes. A total of 2347 voters went to the polls, with 1440 voting "yes" and 907 voting "no." The proposal to purchase five new school buses passed, with 1176 "yes" votes and 1163 "no" votes. The proposal to extend walking distances in order to consolidate bus stops also passed, with 1537 voting yes and 801 voting no. The three board seats went to the two incumbents and one first-time candidate: Lynn Lillian, 1593 votes, Paul Caskey, 1615 votes and Sharon Davis, 1615 votes. Thank you for voting!

Warwick Valley Central School District Program Budget 2012-13

Warwick Valley Central School District Proposed Budget 2012-13

April 30, 2012 – The district's Budget Document is now available is now available for public review:
Warwick Valley Central School District Proposed Budget 2012-13 - Public Budget Document (pdf)

Board of Education Adopts Proposed Budget for 2012-13

April 17, 2012 – At the Board of Education meeting held Mon., April 16, board members voted to adopt a proposed budget for 2012-13. Find out more.

Casting Your Vote on May 15: Goodbye to Lever Voting Machines -

Hello to Paper Ballots and Optical Scanners 

April, 2012 - This May Warwick voters will, for the first time, use paper ballots and optical scanning machines to cast their votes on the annual school budget election. More information.

Preliminary Budget for 2012-13 Presented at April 2 Board Work Session 

April 4, 2012 - At the Board of Education Work Session held on Mon. night, April 2, administrators made a presentation on the proposed budget for 2012-13. The presentation compares 2011-12 figures to what is estimated for 2012-13, and shows how the district plans to close a budget gap of more than $3 million. Click here to view the presentation. (pdf)

Budget Q & A

Click here to read questions and answers about the 2012-13 budget. (Updated 02/08/12)

Education in the news...

The Governor gave his 2012 State of the State address on Jan. 4, 2012, and talked about education reform
as part of his agenda. Read about this and catch up on all of the latest headline-making education stories all in one place.

What do YOU need to know About New York’s Property Tax Levy Limit?

In this first year of New York’s complex property tax cap, details about its provisions and implementation continue to evolve. Click here to view a publication that answers some questions that parents, taxpayers and school staff members may have, based on what is known to date. (pdf)

More Information on the Tax Levy Limit:

Understanding New York's Property Tax Levy Limit Law (main page)

FAQs about the tax levy limit

Ten Fast Facts about the tax levy limit
Three Tax Levy Numbers you should know before voting on the school budget in May (pdf)
Formula School Districts must use to determine their own tax levy limit (pdf)

Tax levy limit formula with specific figures and dollar amounts for Warwick
One-page primer on the tax levy limit (pdf)
Highland schools seek public input on tax cap law (pdf) - Times Herald Record, Oct. 20, 2011
School tax pain: blame the system, not districts (pdf) - Times Herald Record, Sept. 28, 2011

"Education Speaks" Blog features New York's Education leaders as Guest Bloggers

Education Speaks is devoted to a thoughtful discussion of the issues shaping public education in New York’s Greater Capital Region and beyond. Sponsored by Capital Region BOCES, the mission of Education Speaks is to work toward smart solutions to education’s biggest problems. Guest bloggers are leaders of New York public schools — rural, urban and suburban alike — sharing insights on the issues people in their schools and communities care deeply about. Although the Warwick Valley Central School District links to the blog, the viewpoints expressed in Education Speaks are not necessarily the viewpoints of the school board members, administrators, teachers or staff members from WVCSD. Visit

Strategic  Planning 

The Board of Education last year (2010 - 11) held community meetings to discuss the direction of the school district both short- and long-term. Please view the presentations below to get an idea of the Strategic Planning Process....

• Learn more about the Board of Education committee: "Community 20/20" - What it is, how and why it was created, and what's been accomplished so far.
 View the slide presentation (pdf)

• See the notes on what was discussed at the first Strategic Planning meeting on Sept. 20, 2010

 View the slide presentation (pdf)

District demographic study and business plans

Open the links below to take a look at the most recent demographic study and organization options for the Warwick Valley Central School District .

District Demographics/Long Range Study (pdf)

Future Organization Options (pdf)

Business Plan Update and Budget Projections (pdf)


WVCSD budgets and audited financials from previous school years

Click here to view budgets from 2007-08 to 2010-11, and financial statements and corrective plans of action to audits dating back to 2006-07.


More Information

School Tax Information

Voter Information

Absentee Ballots

Board of Education Elections

2012-13 Budget Development Calendar

2012-13 Internal Budget Development Calendar

Common Budget Terminology



Click here to access the 2011-12 Budget Information page.