Budget news

Tentative Budget Presentation, March 18, 2021, PowerPoint

Tentative Budget Presentation, March 18, 2021, PDF

SCSD budget development objective

To sustain the fiscal capacity of the school district in order to adequately provide for the programs and services for our students, not only for next year, but for years well into the future.

Information on the current 2020-21 school budget

Budget Development Calendar

While certain times of the year see increased budget-related activity, developing a budget that both meets the needs of our students and reflects local residents’ input is a yearlong process. As such, the community is welcome and encouraged to participate in this process. The Budget Development Calendar lists the various steps in the process, as well as key dates.


The executive order establishes a timeline of actions that schools must undertake leading up to this date, including sending an absentee ballot with a prepaid return envelope to all qualified voters. Qualifications to register to vote with Schoharie CSD are as follows:

  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are at least 18 years of age
  • You are a resident of the district for at least thirty (30) days prior to the vote date
  • You are not a convicted felon
  • You are not in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
  • You are not adjudged by a court to be mentally incompetent

Following budget adoption, the district will make the proposed budget available to the public, hold a budget hearing (which will take place remotely), and mail a budget notice to all residents after the budget hearing. This procedure is no different than other years except for the hearing being held remotely.

Additionally, the executive order calls for districts to send each qualified voter a postcard with the date of the election, the date of the budget hearing and the definition of a qualified voter.

Public disclosure of absentee voters

Any person who wishes to examine the list of absentee voters to whom ballots have been issued may request access to such list by e-mailing the District Clerk at dcardella@schoharieschools.org. The District Clerk will provide such access by emailing such list to the voter.  If a qualified voter wishes to file a written challenge of the qualifications of any voter on this list, such challenge must be e-mailed to the District Clerk at dcardella@schoharieschools.org no later than 5 p.m. on May 11, 2020. Such e-mail must contain the reasons for such challenge. No written challenges received after 5 p.m. on May 11, 2020 will be considered.