The Business Office at Herkimer CSD is responsible for oversight and management of district finances that are needed to support the educational mission.
- Budget Vote: May 18. From noon to 8 p.m.
Herkimer BOE petitions available in district office
Are you interested in running for a seat on the Herkimer Board of Education? There are terms on two seats on the Board of Education that will expire at the end of this school year, June 30, 2021. Both incumbents – Brian Crandall and Michele Gilbert – are running again. Both seats carry a three-year term. There is also one vacated seat with a term that begins on May 19, 2020 and runs through June, 30, 2022. Read more here.
Video: School Budgets Explained
Herkimer Central School District voters approved a $25,175,000 budget proposal for the 2020-21 school year that maintains student programs despite minimal increases in state aid.
The plan allocates $1.1 million from fund balance, and leaves four full-time positions unfilled, to limit the tax levy increase to 4.49% (an increase of $406,000). This is below the tax levy limit of 4.86%.
At the elementary level, the approved budget continues to fund classroom and extracurricular programs, including after-school swim instruction, summer programs, and a full-time school counselor.
At the middle and high school level, the approved budget continues to fund student programs, including driver’s education, agriculture, STEM, College Art, Project Lead The Way (in partnership with Frankfort-Schuyler CSD), and VP TECH.
The budget also allows for expanded community use of facilities, and would increase the use of BOCES-aided shared personnel to cut costs.