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2020-2021 Budget Development

Check Back Often. Information regarding the 2020-2021 School Budget will be posted as it becomes available during the budget development process.

Warwick Valley Central School District Proposed 2020-2021 School Budget

Warwick Valley Central School District Report Card

Warwick Valley Middle School Report Card

Sanfordville Elementary School Report Card

Park Avenue Elementary School Report Card

BoE Meeting dates and scheduled presentations regarding the 2020-2021 School Budget.

Warwick Budget Presentation 1

Warwick Budget Presentation 2

Warwick Budget Presentation 3

Warwick Budget Presentation 4

Warwick Budget Presentation 5

Warwick Budget Presentations 6 & 7

Warwick Budget Presentation 8

Video (May 18, 2020): Budget preserves critical programs, stays below cap, reduces spending by $3.8 million

School Budget Vote Calendar (Updated)

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.26, which modifies the rules under which school districts are to conduct the 2020 annual meeting for the election of school board members and budget votes. To comply with this order, please find below the updated 2020-21 Budget Calendar.

Monday, May 18 – Board regular meeting (adoption of budget) 

‪+1 478-292-3946‬ PIN: ‪361 290 145‬#

Tuesday, May 26 – Board regular meeting (budget hearing)

Join by phone: +1 631-743-5188‬ PIN: ‪309 470 329‬#


    Budget Vote 2020-21: What you need to know about voting

    In an executive order issued Friday, May 1, 2020, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and Board of Education election will take place on June 9, 2020, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

    There is no in-person voting this year.

    Residents to receive a special postcard

    Additionally, the executive order calls for districts to send each qualified voter a postcard with:

    • the date of the election,
    • the date of the budget hearing
    • and the definition of a qualified voter.

    Absentee ballots to be mailed to qualified voters

    Absentee ballots and a postage-paid return envelope will be mailed by the district to every qualified voter. To be a qualified voter, you must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old by June 9, 2020, a School District resident for 30 days immediately preceding the vote, and registered to vote in School District elections and having voted in any School District election/vote during the past four calendar years.

    No in-person voter registration this year

    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there will be no personal voter registration held at school district offices prior to the June 9, 2020 vote. If you are not registered, you can do so with the County Board of Elections by mail or remotely through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website.

    Budget Hearing to be held remotely

    Following the budget adoption on Monday, May 18, 2020, the district will make the proposed budget available to the public, hold a budget hearing (which will take place via teleconference), and mail a budget newsletter/required notice to all residents after the 
    budget hearing. This procedure is no different than other years, except for the hearing being held via teleconference. 

    The district will host the budget hearing on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 7 p.m.

    Absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on the day of the election

    Please be sure to carefully follow the instructions on your absentee ballot. After marking your ballot, seal it in the provided postage-paid return envelope addressed to the District Clerk of the Warwick Valley Central School District. Please ensure that you date and sign the back of the oath envelope that you will place your completed ballot in. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the election, June 9, 2020.

    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: $159.34 per $1,000 of assessed value
    • Town of Chester: $38.08 per $1,000 of assessed value

    Warwick’s tax levy history

    • 2019-20  –  2.69%
    • 2018-19  –  2.95%
    • 2017-18  –  1.80%
    • 2016-17  –  0%
    • 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  –  1.77%
      • Last 10 Years  –  2.34%
      • Last 20 Years  –  5.13%

    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.