The Farmingdale School District presented its proposed budget for 2023-2024 school year at the Board of Education’s first special meeting/budget workshop on March 15, 2023.
The proposed budget reflects the necessary funds to support the many high-quality academic and extracurricular programs offered to students and essential infrastructure improvements to District facilities. The District has coordinated a series of workshops to keep residents informed of the upcoming school year’s proposed budget. Residents will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
“A lot of time and effort has gone into developing the proposed budget for the 2023-2024 school year to support the District’s ability to continue to create an exceptional academic experience for our students at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers,” said Michael Motisi, Farmingdale School District Assistant to the Superintendent for Business. “Our priority is maintaining transparency throughout the process, so residents are as informed as possible. We will continue to hold information sessions leading up to the vote.”
The announcement was made at a recent Farmingdale School District Board of Education meeting, during which Mr. Motisi reviewed how much aid the District is projected to receive from New York State, provided an overview of the cost projections for the upcoming school year, and explained the tax levy limit calculation. The District’s proposed 2023-2024 budget stays within the District’s specific tax levy cap of 2.30 percent based on the formula provided by New York State.
Along with voting on the proposed budget for the upcoming school year, Farmingdale residents can elect two trustee members to the Farmingdale School District Board of Education for three-year terms and one trustee for a one-year term.
The District will be hosting four special meetings, public hearings, and budget workshops throughout March, April, and May to relay important information listed within the budget and answer the community’s questions. More information and a schedule can be found on the District’s website, http://www.farmingdaleschools.org. The next Board of Education special meeting/budget workshop/public input will occur on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
The District reminds residents to vote on the 2023-2024 proposed budget on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at the Howitt Middle School WEST gymnasium from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.