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2022-23 Budget Development

Check back often. Information regarding the 2022-2023 School Budget will be posted as it becomes available during the budget development process.

2022-23 WVCSD Budget Newsletter

Read and download a copy of the 2022-23 WVCS Budget Newsletter here.


    Voting Information

    Important Dates

    • March 30 & April 1: First legal advertisement
    • April 13 & 15: Second legal advertisement
    • April 21: Budget Adopted by Board of Education
    • April 27 & 29: Third legal advertisement
    • May 3: Public budget document available at schools, buildings and on website
    • May 4 & 6: Fourth legal advertisement
    • May 5: Budget Hearing
    • May 17: Budget Vote


    Rebroadcast: Board of Education Candidate Forum hosted by WTBQ

    Listen tonight for the rebroadcast of this year’s Forum with the candidates for the WVCS Board of Education, moderated by your host, Frank Truatt.  

    Monday, May 16, 2022
    8:00 p.m.

    Tune in for the rebroadcast at wtbq.com.

    Hear a recording of the forum at: www.warwickvalleyschools.com/candidateforum22


    Absentee Ballot Application

    If you plan to cast your vote on this year’s budget by absentee ballot, you must request your ballot by using the latest NYS Board of Elections absentee ballot application. The application can be downloaded here to print, fill out and return. The downloadable document includes important eligibility requirements, instructions on returning your ballot, deadlines, and information specifically for military voters.

    Note: This application may only be used for school district elections by qualified voters who reside in a school district that provides for personal registration of voters. If the application requests the absentee ballot be mailed, the application must be received by the district clerk not later than 7 days before the election for which the absentee ballot is sought. Otherwise, the application may be personally delivered to the district clerk not later than the day before the election. Applications may not be submitted more than 30 days prior to the election. If you are qualified for absentee voting and issued an absentee ballot, the ballot itself must be received by the school district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be canvassed.


    School Tax Information

    Tax rates for each municipality within the district are set each August. They are based on the tax levy for the year and final municipal assessments for each of the towns. Tax rates vary between towns because property in each is assessed at different levels in relation to full market value. The state assigns each town an equalization rate to fairly divide the tax levy between the towns. The district does not control any part of the assessment or equalization process.

    • Town of Warwick: $165.81 per $1,000 of assessed value
    • Town of Chester: $39.38 per $1,000 of assessed value

      Warwick’s Tax Levy History

      • 2021-22 –  0.00%
      • 2020-21  –  2.60%
      • 2019-20  –  2.69%
      • 2018-19  –  2.95%
      • 2017-18  –  1.80%
      • 2016-17  –  0.00%
      • 2015-16  –  1.41 %
      • 2014-15  –  1.73%
      • 2013-14  –  3.37%
      • 2012-13  –  2.72%
      • 2011-12  –  3.67%
      • 2010-11  –  3.07%
        • Last 5 Years  –  2.01%
        • Last 10 Years  –  2.29%
        • Last 20 Years  –  4.24%

      Tax Levy Limits, Explained 

      The tax levy limit is the highest allowable tax levy (before exemptions) that a school district can propose as part of its annual budget for which a simple majority of voters (50 percent + 1) would be required for authorization. Any proposed tax levy amount above this limit would require budget approval by a supermajority (60 percent or more) of voters. The tax levy limit sets a threshold requiring districts to obtain a higher level of community support for a proposed tax levy above a certain amount.