School Budget Votes in New York Delayed until at least June 1

May 7, 2020

School budgets have a major impact on your property taxes.

Voting on school boards and district budgets is being postponed per an executive order by Governor Cuomo issued on Monday, May 4.

"Any school board, library board, or village election scheduled to take place in April or May of 2020 is hereby postponed until at least June 1, 2020, and subject to further directive as to the timing, location or manner of voting for such elections. School board elections and votes on districts' budgets have been delayed until at least June 1 because of the spread of coronavirus. The vote was scheduled for May 19."

Check your local school district website for updates.

The tax rates and school and municipality budgets (not your assessment) determine how much property owners pay in property taxes. The total tax levy and tax rates can be found on your school, town and county tax bills or ask your local assessor.

If you feel your taxes are too high, voice your opinion to your local elected town and school officials, vote in school and town elections and participate in your local government.