District residents will vote on the 2017-18 budget on Tuesday,
May 16, 2017. For additional details on this year's budget
development timeline and ways residents can get involved in the
process, view the district
Each year, school boards must develop a balanced school
budget proposal for the following school year and put it to a
public vote in May. In New York, this requirement for a
balanced, voter-approved annual budget is unique to public
schools. The school budget is the only government spending plan
that residents can impact directly by voting.
Learn more about balancing a school budget (PDF).
April 13, 2017
2017-18 state budget includes $1.1 billion education funding
On Sunday, April 9, New York lawmakers
approved a 2017-18 state budget that calls for an overall
increase in education funding of $1.1 billion, or 4.4 percent.
Lawmakers enacted the budget nine days after the April 1 state
budget deadline, providing school district leaders with critical
state aid information as they finalize school budget proposals
for the 2017-18 school year.
Read more about the approved state
February 2, 2017
Governor outlines school aid proposal, educational
initiatives in Executive Budget Proposal
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget
proposal on Tuesday, Jan. 17, that includes a $1 billion
increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the
2017-18 school year. The governor’s plan includes targeted
funding to support high-need districts with community schools,
pre-kindergarten and afterschool programs, and discontinuing the
use of the original Foundation Aid Formula in determining future
state aid increases. Middleburgh Central School District
Superintendent Michele Weaver has called
upon parents and community members to
help advocate for MCS students and
ensure they receive funding that
provides them with the best educational
Read more about the proposed budget.