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.

Adopted Budget

Herkimer’s adopted budget for the 2017-18 school year is $24,414,000. Detailed information about the budget is available in the sidebar. A summary is provided below.

  • Program Budget 2017-18: $16,442,000 (67%)
    The Program Budget includes: the salaries and benefits of all teachers, guidance counselors, aides, monitors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and speech therapists.
  • Capital Budget 2017-18: $5,813,000 (24%)
    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 2017-18: $2,179,000 (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.

2016-17 Budget

  • BUDGET TOTAL: $23,064,000
  • Program Budget 2016-17: $15,877,098 (69%)
  • Capital Budget 2016-17: $5,030,302 (22%)
  • Administrative Budget 2016-17: $2,156,600 (9%)

View the full 2016-17 Operations Budget.

Budget Development

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


  • Budget workshop meeting


  • Budget workshop meeting (budget draft presented to Board of Education)


  • Board candidate petitions available
  • Tax levy limit calculation due to New York State Department of Education and state Comptroller
  • Budget workshop meeting
  • Adoption of scheduled propositions


  • Proposed budget adopted
  • Board candidate petitions due


  • Budget statement available
  • Budget hearing
  • Budget notice mailed
  • Budget vote (Tuesday, May 15, 2018)


  • Certification of compliance with tax levy