District Budget Vote Results
The Ballston Spa community approved the district’s 2023-2024 budget proposal of $104,232,811 with 73% supporting the budget proposal during the annual statewide school budget vote in May. Voters overwhelmingly approved the propositions for school vehicle replacement and to collect funds for the Ballston Spa Public Library. Three candidates were elected to the Board of Education, Matt Dreher, Katie Whittemore, and Julia Routbort Baskin. The Board of Education approved the proposed budget in April which represents a 5.7% increase in expenditures over the 2022-2023 budget. The projected tax levy to support the 2023-2024 budget is $58,016,479 - which represents a 3.1% increase over the 2022-2023 tax levy. Final tax rates will be determined and approved in August after the Town Assessors update tax rolls for their respective towns.
The Board of Education has approved the 2023-2024 budget of $104,232,811 and the annual budget vote and Board member election will be held May 16, 2023.
The approved budget includes a tax levy increase of 3.1%, which is less than the District's Tax Cap of 7.0%.
The Tax Cap for the District is particularly high this year due to inflation, new growth (construction) in the tax base, a lower PILOT payment from Global Foundries, and added debt service expensive for the Capital Project approved in 2018.
The Budget Presentation shown below for May 3rd is a summary of all the presentations to the Board and provides an overview of the budget and associated goals, staffing, and programs. The Budget Statement shown below provides detailed information about the budget and information on student test scores and demographics.
2023-2024 Budget Development
The development of the 2023-2024 General Fund Operating Budget officially began on November 16, 2022 with the presentation of the Budget Principles document to the Board of Education.
At the December 21, 2022 meeting, the Board was presented with the 2023-24 Budget Goals document. Specific areas of the budget will be reviewed at each Board meeting starting with the February 8, 2023 meeting. The annual Public Hearing will be held on May 3, 2023.
The annual statewide School Budget Vote and Board of Education Elections will be held on May 16, 2023 from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm. District residents vote at Ballston Spa High School (residents of the Towns of Ballston, Milton and Charlton) and the Malta Town Hall (residents of Malta).
Please continue to visit the district website for details on the budget vote and/or call the district’s budget hotline with specific questions for the Assistant Superintendent for Business at 518-884-7195 ext. 1320.
Dr. Gianleo Duca - Superintendent