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.

Budget vote: Tuesday, May 21

Herkimer Central School District residents will vote on a proposed $24,210,000 budget on Tuesday, May 21.

The proposal for 2019-20 reduces overall spending by 3.9% and carries a tax levy increase of 2.26% (less than the district’s tax levy limit of 2.3%).

Compare to 2018-19 adopted budget

Dates to Remember:

  • Wednesday, May 8: Budget hearing, 6 p.m., Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, May 21: Budget vote and board of education elections, 1 to 9 p.m., Jr./Sr. High School Library Media Center

2019-20 budget priorities:

  • Maintain existing programs and services for K-12 students
  • Expand access to agriculture, computer science and business classes at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School
  • Open up Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School swimming pool for public use
  • Increase mental health services (add one mental health professional staff position)

2019-20 Budget Proposal Highlights

  • Budget total: $24,2100,000
  • State aid total: $13,874,000
  • Local tax levy: $9,045,000
  • Tax levy increase: 2.26%
  • Tax levy limit: 2.3%

Three-part breakdown: 2019-20 Proposed Budget

  • Program Budget 2019-20: $17,669,00
    (73% of total; 2.8% increase over previous year)
    The Program Budget includes: the salaries and benefits of all teachers, guidance counselors, aides, monitors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and speech therapists.
  • Capital Budget 2019-20: $4,231,000
    (23% of total; -26.4% decrease over previous year)
    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 2019-20: $2,280,000
    (9% of total; 2.4% increase over previous year)
    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.

2018-19

Budget Highlights

  • Budget total: $25,190,000
  • State aid total: $15,121,000
  • Local tax levy: $8,845,000
  • Tax levy increase: 3.94%
  • Tax levy limit: 4.03%

Three-part breakdown: 2018-19 Adopted Budget

  • Program Budget 2018-19: $17,212,000 (68% of total)
  • Capital Budget 2018-19: $5,752,000 (23% of total)
  • Administrative Budget 2018-19: $2,226,000 (9% of total)

More details are in the Line-Item Budget, under “More Information”

View past years’ budgets