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