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Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School

Jon Peterson

Superintendent

27 School Street

Mayfield, NY 12117

518.661.8207

 

Jr/Sr High School

518.661.8200

 

Elementary School

518.661.8251

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Latest Budget & Finance News


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General Budget & Finance Information

 

Dates to remember

April 19 - 2016-17 budget adoption by the Board of Education

May 10, 7 p.m. - public hearing on the 2016-17 budget proposal

May 17, 12 noon to 8 p.m. - community vote on budget, high school gymnasium lobby

 

Budget-related Fact Sheets

GEA Fact Sheet

Navigating NY's Property Tax Levy Cap [PDF]

Understanding how the Tax Levy “Cap” law raises stakes for schools [PDF]

Understanding the 3 Tax Levy Numbers (PDF)

Understanding the Tax Levy Limit Formula (PDF)

Understanding mandates and mandate relief (PDF)

Understanding public employee pensions in NY state (PDF)

Understanding NY's STAR Program (PDF)

 

Archives

2015-16 budget development

2013-14 Budget Newsletter

2012-13 Budget Newsletter

Budget Terminology A-Z

STAR Information

2011-12 Budget Newsletter

2010-11 Budget Newsletter

 

Developing the annual school budget proposal is a year-round process that involves the Mayfield Board of Education and district and school leaders. On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members. Visit this Web page throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process.

2016-17 Budget Development

Thank you Mayfield voters!
May 17, 2016
The 2016-17 budget was approved today by a vote of 247-54, an 82% to 18% ratio.
The bus purchase proposal was approved by a vote of 253-49, an 84% to 16% margin.
Two candidates were seeking to replace Robert Suits on the Board of Education. He did not seek re-election.
Jennifer Andrews-Leise received 230 votes to 69 votes for Frederick Castiglione.

Budget newsletter in the mail

May 2, 2016

This newsletter about the 2016-17 budget and May 17 community vote has been mailed to the Mayfield school community. (PDF)

 

2016-17 budget development gets a shot in the arm from end of GEA penalty from the state; Board of Education expected to adopt plan on April 19

April 7, 2016

The 2016-17 budget being developed by the administration and Board of Education got a surprise last week: since the state budget restored $184,798 in withheld state aid, the budget proposal now has a slight surplus of $62,000.

"The budget is as promising as it has been in a long time," said Superintendent Jon Peterson. "We have been able to not only preserve existing programs but expand and enhance others."

The $17,441,753 million proposal as it now stands would increase spending by $456,605 or 2.69 percent while decreasing the tax levy by 0.66 percent. That is the state's "tax levy limit cap," under an eight-step formula. The low rate of inflation has let to low tax levy limits in most area school districts. Read more here

 

Two candidates file petitions to seek seat being vacated by Board of Education Vice President Robert Suits

April 18, 2016

Voters will elect one Board of Education member to a five-year term during community voting on May 17.

Board of Education Vice President Robert Suits is not seeking re-election. His term expires on June 30.

Two candidates filed the necessary petitions by today's deadline to seek the seat. They are:

Frederick Castiglione He may be contacted at 518-332-2980

Jennifer Andrews-Leise  She may be contacted at jennifer.leise@twc.com

 

2016-17 budget presented to the Board of Education; spending plan includes a shortfall of $478,000

February 23, 2016

Superintendent Jon Peterson told the Board of Education that his team is working on ways to plug a more than $478,000 gap in the $17.7 million budget for the 2016-17 school year that he presented tonight.

The biggest emphasis has been on convincing the governor and local legislators to help restore the $184,798 in Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) funding that will still be withheld by the state during the coming school year. GEA is funding that, under the state formula, Mayfield should receive. In 2010, the state began the GEA program as a way of filling its budget deficit each year by reducing every school district’s funding. Read more here

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Wed-Fri, May 25-June 3

Grades 4, 8 Science Performance Test

Thur, May 26

Post Prom meeting; 6 - 9 p.m., HS cafeteria

Fri, May 27

Unused Snow Day, No School

Mon, May 30

Memorial Day, Schools Closed

Thur, June 2

Senior pictures; 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m., HS Gymnasium

Choral Concert; 6:30 p.m., auditorium

Sat, June 4

Prom Walk; 5:30 p.m., High School Front Lawn

Senior Prom; 7 - 11 p.m., Hales Mills Country Club

Post Prom; 11:30 p.m. - 4 a.m., High School

Mon, June 6

Grades 4-8 Science Written Test

Mon, June 13

Mandatory Graduation practice for all seniors; 11 a.m., Auditorium

Senior Picnic to follow graduation practice

Tues-Thur, June 14-23

Regents Testing; No regular classes for Jr/Sr High School students

Fri, June 17

Grade 8 Class Trip, Six Flags Great Escape

Senior Banquet; 6 p.m., St Patrick's Masonic Lodge

Tues, June 21

Board of Ed meeting; 7 p.m., upper library

Thur, June 23

Last Day of School

Sixth Grade Graduation; 10 a.m., Auditorium

Fri, June 24

Senior Awards Ceremony; 6 p.m., Auditorium

Baccalaureate; 7 p.m. Mayfield Methodist Church

Sat, June 25

HS Graduation; 11 a.m., athletic fields