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2017-2018 Budget Information

 Last Updated 3/31/17

    


 

Welcome to the Carle Place UFSD 2017-2018 budget information webpage. This page is designed to provide Carle Place School District residents with budget information in a transparent manner. The budget that is presented initially is one that is prepared by district administrators under guidelines from the Board of Education. However, with Board and community input, the budget that is adopted in the Spring is ultimately that of the Board of Education.

Therefore, please check back often as the information contained on this webpage will change as the budget development process continues. 

Questions on the 2017-2018 budget may be addressed to either:

Mr. David J. Flatley, Superintendent of Schools at 622-6575 or dflatley@cps.k12.ny.us

Mr. Anthony J. Cedrone, Asst. Supt. for Business at 622-6451 or acedrone@cps.k12.ny.us

Any member of the Board of Education


 

 Propositions  Tax Levy Cap Information
 Quick Facts  Expenditure Information
 Budget Meetings & Dates to Remember  Other Required Publications
 Revenue Information  

QUICK FACTS

The 2017-2018 budget as adopted (Version 3B.1  ) is: $49,279,492

    This represents a 1.68% change from the current year budget.

The estimated 2017-2018 Tax Levy is: $41,690,546

     This represents a 0.71% change from the current year tax levy.

The Allowable Maximum Tax Levy Under the Tax Cap is currently: $41,745,374, or a 0.84% change. The estimated tax levy is currently less than the allowable amount.

For additional information and details, including information on the tax cap, please see below.

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PROPOSITIONS

PROPOSITION 1: 2017-2018 BUDGET    

Residents will be asked to vote on the proposed 2017-2018 budget. Details of the proposed budget can be found on this web page.

PROPOSITION 2: CREATION OF CAPITAL RESERVE FUND #3

Similar to the previous two capital reserve funds, the district is asking for community support to build a third capital reserve fund. The fiscal process of placing funds into the current reserves at year end has allowed the district to complete all of the recent projects without borrowing money. This has saved taxpayers over $2.3 million in interest costs. The creation of this reserve will allow the district to continue this work. Specifically, the proposition on the ballot will be:  

"Shall the Board of Education of the Carle Place Union Free School District be authorized to establish a Capital Reserve Fund to be known as the “District-wide Equipment, Renovations, Reconstruction, and Construction Reserve Fund 2017” in an amount not to exceed the total estimated cost of $10,000,000, which shall be for the purpose of:

  • acquiring capital equipment,
  • paying the costs for the renovation, reconstruction and construction of District buildings, including planning costs, site work and renovation, reconstruction and construction costs

and shall be funded by the unexpended appropriations and/or excess revenue in any given school year, with a probable term of fifteen (15) years."

 

PROPOSITION 3: AUTHORIZATION TO SPEND FROM THE 2008 CAPITAL RESERVE

The district is asking for community approval to spend funds from its existing capital reserve fund created in 2008. Since these funds are already set-aside, approval of this proposition will have no impact on the budget or tax levy. Specifically, the proposition on the ballot will be:

"Shall the Board of Education be authorized pursuant to Section 3651 of the Education Law to appropriate and expend a total amount not to exceed the total estimated cost of $169,134, from the capital reserve fund established by the voters of the School District at the Annual meeting held on May 20, 2008, for the project listed below:

  • Replacement of all remaining original interior doors at the Cherry Lane School and any other work required in connection therewith."

 

PROPOSITION 4: AUTHORIZATION TO SPEND FROM THE 2013 CAPITAL RESERVE

The district is asking for community approval to spend funds from its existing capital reserve fund created in 2013. Since these funds are already set-aside, approval of this proposition will have no impact on the budget or tax levy. Specifically, the proposition on the ballot will be:

"Shall the Board of Education be authorized pursuant to Section 3651 of the Education Law to appropriate and expend a total amount not to exceed the total estimated cost of $4,694,910, from the capital reserve fund established by the voters of the School District at the Annual meeting held on May 21, 2013, for the projects listed below:

  • complete abatement of five (5) classrooms and attached areas at the Rushmore Avenue School
  • a partial abatement of the crawlspace at the Rushmore Avenue School
  • the purchase and installation of a district-wide portable radio repeater system and related handheld portable radios
  •  district-wide asbestos abatements
  •  upgrades, controls and retrofits to energy management systems, steam trap replacements, heating distribution system and insulation, window film, plug load controllers, and any other work required in connection therewith."

 

PROPOSITION 5: ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS

The terms of Mr. Barry Dennis and Mr. John DiFrisco end on June 30, 2017. Residents will be asked to vote for the election of two (2) members to the Board of Education for a three year term beginning on July 1, 2017.

 

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BUDGET MEETINGS & DATES TO REMEMBER

 

All meetings are held at 8PM in the HS North Cafeteria, unless otherwise indicated.

Details and/or handouts will be made available by clicking the link on any particular topic.  

Upcoming Meetings:

  • May 16, 2017 - BUDGET VOTE and Trustee Election. 6 AM - 9PM High School N. Cafeteria

  

Previous Meetings:

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REVENUE INFORMATION

 


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TAX LEVY CAP INFORMATION

The tax levy cap legislation continues to effect school district budgets, including the 2017-2018 school year (this proposed budget).

It is important to note that the cap is on the growth in the tax levy (the amount of taxes collected to run the district) and not a cap on tax rates or individual tax bills. Tax bills will fluctuate, up or down, in amounts that may exceed 2%.

The information presented here is designed to provide residents with the components of the calculation, the actual calculation for Carle Place UFSD. Changes to the maximum tax levy amount may have a direct impact on the proposed budgeted expenditures, absent any additional revenue sources (i.e. state aid).

The tax levy cap also sets budget approval requirements. A proposed budget with a resulting tax levy at or below the cap requires only a simple majority for approval. A proposed budget that exceeds the cap requires a 60% majority of voters for approval.

The following are reproduced with permission from Capital Region and Questar III BOCES:

 

Calculation of Carle Place UFSD Maximum Allowable Levy (Including data to be submitted to the NYS Comptroller on March 1, 2017 and revisions as necessary.)

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EXPENDITURE INFORMATION

2017-2018 Annual Report on Budget Development

2017-2018 Budget -  Summary and Details

  • Funds Budgeted for Multi-Year Commitments

 

2017-2018 Budget -  3 Part Format - This format is required by NYS law and reports budgeted expenditures in 3 categories, namely administrative, program (instructional) and capital.

Budget Analysis - The links below will bring you to the 2017-2018 budget in formats that allow for a different view of budgeted expenditures. The budget is grouped in two different formats, by building and by function. The budget is further delineated by the type of expense, i.e. payroll, benefit, supply, contractual, BOCES, textbook and other costs.

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OTHER REQUIRED PUBLICATIONS

In accordance with NYS law, the following additional documents are required to be provided to district residents:

Links to these documents will become active as the information becomes available. 


School District Report Card Information (Current is for 2015-16 School Year)

 

Additional Information (Reprinted with permission from Capital Region and Questar III BOCES):


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