2020-21 School Budget Vote and BOE Election

Q and A

In light of the ongoing health crisis, Governor Cuomo provided direction to all NYS school districts on Friday, May 1, 2020 on how we are to conduct this year’s Budget Vote and Board of Education Election.

The procedures we must follow this year are very different from prior years. There will be no in-person voting. The Governor has directed schools to mail absentee ballots to every voter. We hope the following information will help our community understand how to participate in this important process.

Information about the KLSD 2020-2021 Budget

Q: Has the KLSD taken into account the current financial situation in its preparation of the proposed 2020-2021 budget?

A: Next year's proposed budget maintains a flat Tax Levy (the sum of all taxes to be collected) from this year's school budget. Mindful of the current situation, we are asking the collective community for no increase in taxes. 

Q: How can I learn more about the 2020-2021 Proposed KLSD School Budget?

A: There are several different ways to get information about the proposed budget.

    1. The Board of Education has been discussing the proposed budget at its public meetings since February. Video recordings of each discussion and the relevant documentation are available on our website. The BOE currently plans to adopt the proposed 2020-21 budget at its meeting on May 7, 2020.
    2. When the proposed budget is adopted, it will be posted in its entirety on our website.
    3. The required budget notice which includes highlighted information about the proposed budget will be mailed to all households so that it arrives in the mandated time period prior to the vote.
    4. The Board of Education will hold its required annual budget hearing on Thursday, May 28, at 7:30 pm. This meeting will be held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform and all community members are invited to participate. A link for the meeting will be posted on our website when the agenda for the meeting is published.