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 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
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
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.