The Farmingdale School District has adopted the proposed budget for the 2021/22 school year. 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 18, 2021.
“A lot of time and effort has gone into developing the proposed budget for the 2021/22 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 to maintain 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 2021/22 budget stays within the District’s specific tax levy cap of 1.51 percent based on the formula provided by New York State.
Along with voting on the proposed budget for the upcoming school year, Farmingdale residents also have the opportunity to vote for the reelection of three trustee members to the Farmingdale School District Board of Education for three-year terms.
The District hosts special meetings throughout March, April, and May to relay important information about the 2021/22 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 District reminds residents to vote on the 2021/22 proposed budget on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at the Howitt Middle School WEST gymnasium from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Farmingdale School District Budget Vote & Election Important Dates
Wednesday March 17, 2021 BOE Meeting/Budget Workshop Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday March 24, 2021 BOE Meeting/Budget Workshop/Public Input Proposed 2021-2022 Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday April 14, 2021 BOE Regular Meeting/Adopt 2021-2022 Budget for Voter Approval Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 20, 2021 BOE Meeting/Adopt BOCES Admin. Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday May 5, 2021 BOE Meeting Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.
Saturday May 8, 2021 Voter Registration Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Lobby 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 11, 2021 BOE Meeting/Public Hearing 2021-2022 Proposed Budget Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - East Cafeteria* 8:00 p.m.
Thursday May 13, 2021 Last Day to Register for Budget Vote and Election 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday May 18, 2021 BUDGET VOTE AND ELECTION Weldon E. Howitt Middle School - West Gymnasium 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
*Board meeting location subject to change pending executive order suspending in-person meeting requirements of the open meeting law.