Carle Place 2013-14 Budget Information
(Results on all propositions listed below)
Thank you for your continued support.
Congratulations to Mr. Lawrence Zaino, Jr. on your re-election to the Board of Education!
Welcome to the Carle Place UFSD 2013-14 budget information webpage. This page is designed to provide Carle Place residents with budget information in a transparent manner. The budget that is presented intially in February is one that is prepared by district administrators under guidelines from the Board of Education. However, with Board and community input, the budget that is adopted in the Spring is ultimately that of the Board of Education.
Therefore, I would encourage you to please check back often as this information will change as the budget development process continues through early April.
Questions on the 2013-14 budget may be addressed to either:
Mr. David J. Flatley, Superintendent of Schools at 622-6575 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Anthony J. Cedrone, Asst. Supt. for Business at 622-6451 or email@example.com
PROPOSITION 1: 2013-2014 BUDGET PASSED: 595-YES 251-NO
Residents will be asked to vote on the proposed 2013-14 budget. Details of the proposed budget can be found on this web page.
PROPOSITION 2: AUTHORIZATION FOR CAPITAL RESERVE PASSED: 554-YES 235-NO
Residents will be asked for approval to establish a capital reserve with $10 million and 15 year caps. There is no direct cost to the budget by creating this reserve. The reserve would be funded in a manner identical to the current capital reserve, which is through the allocation of unappropriated fund balance monies at the end of a particular school year. These funds would be used to pay the cost of future renovations, construction and reconstruction of district buildings. Voter approval to establish such a reserve is required by law. The current list of proposed capital projects is being paid for in this manner, with no additional impact to taxes. The request to establish a new (second) capital reserve is to continue the long range planning that enabled the district to consider the current projects.
PROPOSITION 3: AUTHORIZATION FOR REPAIR RESERVE PASSED: 561-YES 223-NO
Residents will be asked for approval to establish a repair reserve with $1 million and 5 years caps. Again, there would be no direct cost to the budget by creating this reserve. The reserve would be funded through the allocation of unappropriated fund balance monies at the end of a particular school year. These funds would be used to pay for repairs to capital improvements or equipment, where such repairs are not annually recurring. The Board of Education may establish this reserve, however it requires voter approval to fund it. The request to establish a new repair reserve is due to the expiration of the current repair reserve (authorized May 2008) which is due to expire on June 30, 2013. The current repair reserve has been used to pay for repairs such as: underground fuel tank alarms, tennis courts, Cherry Lane roof, masonry work. These necessary repairs had no impact on the budget because a repair reserve was in place.
PROPOSITION 4: ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBER
651 VOTES CAST
Residents will be asked to vote for the election of one (1) member to the Board of Education for a three year term beginning on July 1, 2013.
The 2013-14 budget - Version 5D, was adopted by the Board of Education on Wednesday, April 17th.
This represents a 2.55% increase from the current year budget.
This represents a 2.00% increase from the current year tax levy.
As a result of the budget proposed by the NYS Legislature and enacted by the Governor, an additional $318,000 in state aid is anticipated. All of those funds were applied directly to the tax levy, thereby lowering the proposed tax levy amount.
The proposed 2013-14 budget results in a tax levy increase below the allowable tax cap. However, as has been described, the "2% Tax Cap" is really a complex formula and does not necessarily result in a 2% tax levy increase.
For additional information and details, including information on the tax cap, please see below.
BUDGET MEETINGS & DATES TO REMEMBER
Budget Presentations Scheduled:
May 21, 2013 - BUDGET VOTE and Trustee Election. 6 AM - 9PM High School Library
February 28, 2013 - Initial budget discussion.
Presentations from February 28, 2013:
March 14, 2013 - Board of Education Meeting: Continue budget discussion. 8 PM - Rushmore Ave. Cafeteria Budget Review
Additional Meeting: March 21, 2013 - Board of Education Meeting: Continue budget discussion. 8 PM - HS North Cafeteria
April 4, 2013 - Board of Education Meeting: Continue budget discussions. Budget Adoption postponed to April 17th. 8 PM - HS North Cafeteria Presentation
Additional Meeting: April 11, 2013 - Board of Education Meeting: Continue budget discussion. 8 PM - HS North Cafeteria
April 17, 2013 - Board of Education Meeting and Budget Adoption. 8 PM - HS North Cafeteria
May 9, 2013 - Board of Education Meeting and Budget Hearing/Meet the Candidates. 8 PM - HS North Cafeteria
TAX LEVY CAP INFORMATION
The tax levy cap legislation continues to effect school district budgets, including the 2013-14 school year (this proposed budget).
It is important to note that the cap is on the growth in the tax levy (the amount of taxes collected to run the district) and not a cap on tax rates or individual tax bills. Tax bills will fluctuate, up or down, in amounts that may exceed 2%.
The information presented here is designed to provide residents with the components of the calculation, the actual calculation for Carle Place UFSD and other explanatory guidance prepared by Questar III BOCES.
As there are many components of the calculation that require estimates, this information will change as additional guidance is provided from New York State or as amounts become clear. Changes to the maximum tax levy amount will have a direct impact on the proposed budgeted expenditures.
The tax levy cap also set budget approval requirements. A proposed budget with a resulting tax levy at or below the cap requires only a simple majority for approval. A proposed budget that exceeds the cap requires a 60% majority of voters for approval.
The following are reproduced with permission from Questar III BOCES:
Calculation of Carle Place UFSD Maximum Allowable Levy (Including data submitted to the NYS Comptroller on March 1, 2013.)
2013-14 Budget - Summary and Details - VERSION 5D
2013-14 Budget - 3 Part Format - This format is required by NYS law and reports budgeted expenditures in 3 categories, namely administrative, program (instructional) and capital.
Budget Analysis - The links below will bring you to the 2013-14 budget in formats that allow for a different view of budgeted expenditures. The budget is grouped in two different formats, by building and by function. The budget is further delineated by the type of expense, i.e. payroll, benefit, supply, contractual, BOCES, textbook and other costs.
OTHER REQUIRED PUBLICATIONS
In accordance with NYS law, the following additional documents are required to be provided to district residents:
Links to these documents will become active as the information becomes available.
School District Report Card Information (Current is for 2011-12 School Year)