South Orangetown Central School District

Budget Vote

Annual Budget Vote and Board Election

The annual budget vote and election of a board member will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. On April 22, the Board of Education adopted the proposed 2021-22 school budget, which totals $98,208, 170, represents a 1.41% budget-to-budget increase and reflects a 0.10% tax levy increase.

On June 30, 2021, the term of office expires for Board Member Thomas Henry. An election will be held for this one (1) Board of Education seat. The full, three-year term for this seat is July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024. At this time, there are no candidates for the vacancy. The ballot will have no candidate names, but will have one space for a write-in vote.

Eligibility requirements for Board candidates:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Qualified voter in school district
  • Able to read and write
  • Resident in district for one year
  • Cannot be employed by the Board on which they will serve
  • Cannot live in the same household with a family member who is also a member on the Board

Questions regarding the budget may be sent to [email protected].

For voting information, click here. Questions regarding the budget vote, including absentee ballots, should be directed to District Clerk Kathy Muscari via email ([email protected]) or phone (845) 680-1012.

2021-22 Budget Dates and Resources

2021-22 Proposed Budget Newsletter (English | Spanish)
2021-22 Proposed Budget Book
2021-22 Budget Calendar

March 23, 2021: Board of Education Budget Workshop (video)

April 8, 2021: Board of Education Budget Workshop (video)

April 13, 2021: Board of Education Budget Workshop (video)

April 21, 2021, 6:30PM: Budget Presentation to District Finance Council (slides)

April 22, 2021, 7:30PM: Board of Education Regular Meeting/Adoption of the 2021-22 Budget (video)

April 26, 2021: School Property Tax Report Card submission deadline

May 6, 2021, 7:30PM: Board of Education Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on the 2021-22 Budget. Zoom webinar link:

May 18, 2021, 7:00AM-9:00PM: Annual Budget Vote and Board of Education Election

Information regarding Board of Education meetings is posted on the e-Backpack webpage.