South Orangetown Central School District


Through the annual budget development process, public school districts establish funding priorities, allocate resources and engage their communities through public Board of Education workshops/hearings and a budget vote.

Learn how SOCSD is building its budget for the 2023-24 school year by attending upcoming presentations and by returning to this webpage throughout the spring.Ā  Board meetings typically begin at 7:30PM and are held in the South Orangetown Middle School Library; however, please confirm meeting details on the e-Backpack webpage.

Preliminary Board Budget Presentations
Thursday, January 26: Budget development and process overview (View slides)
Thursday, February 16: Estimated revenue and tax levy limit calculation (View slides)

Board of Education Budget Workshops
Thursday, March 2: Strategic plan/guiding principles, revenue and appropriations overview (View slides)
Tuesday, March 28: Draft budget review, budget originator summaries
Tuesday, April 11: Revised budget review

Board of Education Adoption of the Proposed Budget
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30PM, SOMS Library

Public Hearing for the Adopted Budget
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30PM, SOMS Library

Annual School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election
Tuesday, May 16, 7AM-9PM
*View the Information for Prospective Candidates webpage

Key Dates

Board Adoption of Proposed 2023-24 Budget
April 18, 2023, 7:30PM
SOMS Library

Public Hearing for Adopted 2023-24 Budget
May 9, 7:30PM
SOMS Library

Annual Budget Vote & Board of Education Election
May 16, 7:00AM-9:00PM

Polling Locations

Information regarding absentee ballots and voter eligibility is posted on the Voting Information webpage.

District #1: Blauvelt residents
South Orangetown Middle School
160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt
**Note: Please enter via the Erie Street parking lot.

District #2: Orangeburg residents
Tappan Zee High School
15 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg

District #3: Tappan residents
William O. Schaefer Elementary School
140 Lester Drive, Tappan
**Note: Please park in the rear lot (entrance on Washington Avenue); voters will enter directly into the cafeteria.

District #4: Grandview, Palisades,
Piermont & Sparkill residents
Tappan Zee Education Center
(formerly Tappan Zee Elementary)
561 Route 9W, Piermont