2016-2017 Budget

Lakeland Voters Approve the 2016-2017 Budget, Elect Three Trustees and Approve Bus Proposition
The official results including absentee and paper ballots were:

BUDGET: YES-917 NO-243

BUS PROPOSITION: YES-892 NO-257

BOARD OF EDUCATION TRUSTEE ELECTION:

*Elizabeth Kogler (incumbent): 873 votes

*Steve Rosen (incumbent): 743 votes

*Steven Korn (incumbent): 740 votes

Mike Sancimino: 715 votes

*The top three are elected to three-year terms on the Board of Education.

The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education has adopted a proposed 2016-2017 budget of $161,174,165. This represents a zero (0%) increase in the budget from the current school year's spending plan. The proposal also includes a district wide tax levy increase of 0.5%. This increase is below the state-mandated allowable tax levy increase (0.82%) for Lakeland and one of the lowest in the past 18 years.

The Board of Education and administration began public meetings on the budget in January and finished in April with the adoption of the budget by the board. As in previous years, the Board of Education and administration's goals were to balance the needs of our students with the fiscal responsibility to our community. Again this year, the process included a program-by-program budget review and continued cost-saving measures districtwide.

  • 2016-2017 Budget Newsletter, click here
  • Superintendent's 2016-2017 Budget Presentation, click here
  • 2016-2017 Proposed Budget, click here
  • 2015-2016 Property Tax Card, click here
  • For more information on how New York State Equalization rates work, click here
Board of Education 2016-2017 Budget Meeting Schedule
The following are the budget meetings the Board of Education held in preparing the 2016-2017 Budget.  Videos will be available after the meeting is held.
Date Budget Topic Location Video
January 7, 2016
Superintendent
Dr. George Stone
overview of the budget process,
click here.
Operation and Maintenance, Transportation, and General Support budgets Administration Building
7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.
February 4, 2016
 
Debt Service, Technology and Employee Benefits budgets Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.

March 3, 2016

Instructional, BOCES and Special Education budgets Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.
April 7, 2016


 
Finalize and adopt 2016-2017 Educational Plan and Budget Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.
April 18, 2016 Deadline for Board of Education Candidate Petitions Administration Building
5:00 PM
 
May 3, 2016 Budget Public Hearing Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.
May 17, 2016 2016 - 2017 Budget and Board of Education Trustee Vote 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Van Cortlandtville
Elementary School,
3100 East Main St., Route 6,
Mohegan Lake, NY