Budget & Taxes

The Business Office at Herkimer CSD is responsible for oversight and management of district finances that are needed to support the educational mission.

On Tuesday, May 16, Herkimer residents approved a $24,414,000 budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year. The budget calls for a 5.9 percent increase in spending compared with 2016-17 and carries a tax levy increase of 1.72 percent.

Detailed information about the budget is available in the sidebar.

Budget Development

Budget development is a year-round process. Here are some key dates in the development of the 2017-18 budget:

Jan. 4, 2017: Budget workshop meeting

Feb. 15: Budget workshop meeting (budget draft presented to Board of Education)

March 1: Board candidate petitions available; tax levy limit calculation due to New York State Department of Education and state Comptroller.

March 8: Budget workshop meeting

March 21: Adoption of any special propositions at scheduled board meeting

April 12: Proposed budget adopted

April 17: Board candidate petitions due

May 2: Budget statement available

May 9: Budget hearing

May 10: Budget notice mailed

May 16: Budget vote and Board of Education elections (1-9 p.m., Herkimer High School Library Media Center)

May 24: Board of Education formally accepts 2017-18 board candidate and operations budget vote results

July 21: Certification of compliance with tax levy

Adopted Budget

Herkimer’s adopted budget for the 2016-17 school year is $23,064,000.

  • Program Budget 2016-17: $15,877,098 (69%)
    The Program Budget includes: the salaries and benefits of all teachers, guidance counselors, aides, monitors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and speech therapists.
  • Capital Budget 2016-17: $5,030,302 (22%)
    The Capital Budget includes: debt service on buildings; bus purchases; tax certiorari and court-ordered costs; and operations and maintenance costs including custodial staff.
  • Administrative Budget 2016-17: $2,156,600 (9%)
    The Administrative Budget includes: the salaries and benefits of all professional members who spend 50 percent or more of their time in administration and supervision. Also included are: clerical staff; public information; curriculum development and supervision; research, planning and evaluation; legal services; and school board-related costs.

For a more in-depth look into the current budget, view the full 2016-17 Operations Budget.