Budget & Tax Information
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2014-15 Budget Information
Port Byron voters approve $20.4 million budget; elect board members
On May 20, Port Byron Central School District voters approved the district's $20.4 million 2014-15 budget proposal, elected three Board of Education members and approved three propositions.
- A $20,454,969 budget for the 2014-15 school year that increases spending 2.34 percent and carries a 1.2 percent tax levy increase: 232 yes, 111 no;
- Purchasing two new 66-passenger school buses at a total cost not to exceed $220,000: 225 yes, 116 no;
- Funded by state aid and a minimal amount of money from the capital reserve, a health and safety proposition, which will entail replacing the district's obsolete fire alarm system and adding fiber in the facility to meet technology requirements: 213 yes, 129 no
- Supporting the Port Byron Library, $53,500: 235 yes, 116 no
Voters also elected three candidates for the two open Board of Education seats:
- Incumbent Ben Vitale: 254 votes;
- Incumbent Bob Ware: 244 votes;
- Larry Abraham: 265 votes;
Each will serve three-year terms, beginning July 1.
Port Byron Central School District's 2014-15 budget newsletter is now available electronically. Click on the image below to review the publication.
Residents must reapply for Basic Star for 2014
The deadline to register for the New York State Basic STAR exemption has been extended into 2014.
A provision of the 2013-14 New York State Budget requires current Basic STAR recipients to re-register in order to continue receiving their exemption. The change, which kicks in for the 2014 tax year, is part of an effort to make sure that only those recipients who qualify for them are receiving STAR exemptions.
Click on the image below to view a flyer about Understanding New York's STAR Program.
What is the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)?
Ending the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) is a priority for the Port Byron Central School District. The GEA was introduced in 2010 as a way for the state government to close its budget deficit. It did so by spreading the funding shortfall around to all school districts through a GEA reduction to the overall Foundation Aid due to schools.
Click here to watch an informative video about the Gap Elimination Adjustment and how it has cost the Port Byron School District over $8 million in state aid.
Click here to watch a video that is being shown at school advocacy events across New York state. This video outlines how the state budget is affecting our schools.