Budget Facts for 2019-2020

Printable Version of Budget Fact Sheet for 2019-2020

Propositions

Budget Proposal

Shall the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District at Camillus be authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $90,486,935 for the fiscal year 2019-20 and to levy the necessary tax for the local contribution thereto?

  • The proposed 2019-20 budget requires an estimated 2.73% tax levy increase which is within the calculated tax cap.

Proposition #1 – School Bus

Shall the Board of Education be authorized to purchase eleven (11) school buses, including related furnishings, fixtures, equipment and all other costs incidental thereto, expend therefore a total sum not to exceed $1,356,440 which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and pay for such buses by the levy of a tax which is hereby voted and approved in the amount of $1,356,440 which shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District are hereby authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $1,356,440, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due?

Proposition #2 – Enhanced State Aid for Energy Performance Improvements

Shall the Board of Education make energy performance improvements to all district facilities, including the installation of lighting upgrades and lighting controls including fixture replacement and occupancy sensors, heating and cooling equipment including HVAC air-handling components, computer energy management systems, envelope components such as doors, windows and insulation and all ancillary or related work required in connection therewith, and expend therefore, including for preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed $4,300,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and to pay for the Project by levying a tax which is hereby voted for the Project in the amount of $4,300,000, less the amount available enhanced State Building Aid for voter approved energy efficiency improvements, which tax shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District are hereby authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $4,300,000 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due?

Proposition #3 – Maxwell Public Library

Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $345,860 (which is an increase of $6,781 from the Maxwell Memorial Library Tax Levy in effect from 2018-2019 in the sum of $339,079) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to district residents by the Maxwell Memorial Library historically supported by the residents of the West Genesee Central School District?

Proposition #4 – Fairmount Public Library

Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $347,820 (which is an increase of $6,820 from the Fairmount Community Library Tax Levy in effect from 2018-2019 in the sum of $341,000) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to district residents by the Fairmount Community Library historically supported by the residents of the West Genesee Central School District?

Budget Public Hearing:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
High School Library – 7:00 p.m.

Annual School District Election:

Tuesday, May 21, 2019; 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; High School Auditorium Lobby

Revenue Resources

Real Property Tax 46.35%
State Aid/STAR 49.24%
Other Revenue 2.86%
Fund Balance 1.55%

Estimated Tax Rates (per $1,000 of assessed value)

 

   Town 2017-18 Actual 2018-19 Projected $ Change in Rate Percent Increase Percent of Tax Base
Camillus $23.40 $24.04  $0.64 2.73% 75.91%
Elbridge $23.42 $24.06 $0.64 2.73% 0.04%
Geddes $26.31 $27.03 $0.72 2.73%  5.35%
Onondaga $24.65 $25.32 $0.67 2.73% 15.96%
Van Buren $23.42 $24.06 $0.64 2.73% 2.74%

We Strategically Focus our Resources to Enhance Learning

Incorporate district-wide norms for a continuous, prescribed cycle of standards, curriculum, instruction, and common assessment implementation and review.

  • Align grade level and content area scope and sequence to New York State Standards.
  • Enhance professional learning communities for teacher training.

Embed the Mental Health Literacy Standards into our instructional programs by:

  • Providing professional development for all staff members to enhance our understanding of the overall physical, mental, and social emotional health and well-being of our students.
  • Integrating academic and social emotional support services throughout the school community to maintain a safe and supportive environment promoting the dignity and achievement of all.

Implement NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework and analyze NYS Science Learning Standards.

  • Provide teacher training on the new Standards and Framework to begin a methodical understanding and incorporation.
  • Create professional learning communities for teacher training.

Provide all students with the additional time and support to learn at high levels utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Support, with an added emphasis on English Language Learners.

  • Provide teacher training on differentiated instruction to support all students’ academic growth.
  • Utilize research-based interventions to close gaps in student achievement.

Maintain support and access to instructional technology including, but not limited to, professional development, human resources and equipment.

  • Enhance the District’s technology plan to incorporate support for increased connectivity and computing needs of the 21st Century classroom.
  • Incorporate instructional technologies into curricula to support learners on all levels.

Budget Presentations

Below is a schedule of visual presentations by Superintendent Dr. Christopher Brown of the proposed 2019-2020 school budget at these PTA/PTO and public meetings:

Date Meeting & Location Time

April 23: PTA/PTO Presentations 7:00 p.m. at the WGHS LGI Room

May 8: Budget Public Hearing 7:00 p.m. at the WGHS Library

The public is invited to attend any of these presentations.

Demographics of Graduating Seniors

Class Number of
Students
Graduation Rate Percent of Class
Receiving Special Education Services
Percent of Class
Receiving Free or
Reduced Lunch
2018 386 95% 11.0% 26.0%
2017 385 94% 6.8% 17.4%
2016 386 92% 9.3% 21.8%
2015 437 92% 9.2% 21.3%
2014 420 92% 8.6% 19.8%

Voter Qualifications:

  1. 18 years old
  2. U. S. Citizen
  3. District Resident for 30 days

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