main content starts here2020-2021 Budget Planning – Working Budget Topics: Tax Levy Limit Calculation, Debt Service & Bus Proposition

February 24, 2020 | Board of Education Meeting

Budget Updates

  • 6 confirmed MTA retirements
  • Final proposed rate of 9.53% for Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS)
  • Reduction in BOCES SPED Classroom Rentals in 2020-21

Tax Levy Limit

  • 3.19% is the maximum allowable limit for 2020-21 as determined by the New York State Formula
  • To exceed this limit would require a 60% or greater supermajority taxpayer vote

Exclusions in the Formula

  • Voter-approved local capital expenditures
  • Increases in the contribution rate to TRS (Teachers’ Retirement System) or ERS (Employees’ Retirement System) over 2%
  • Certain court orders or judgments which exceed 5% of the current tax levy

PROJECTED Mohonasen Tax Levy Limit Calculation

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Tax Levy Limit

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Impact on Taxpayers

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Bus Proposition

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Board of Education Vacancies

  • Two (2) “at large” seats
  • Three-year terms
  • At least 25 signatures required on petition
  • Petitions are currently available in District Office
  • Petitions are due back to the District by Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m.

Next Steps

Upcoming BOE Meetings:

  • March 9, 2020, 7 p.m.
      • BOCES, Employee Benefits and General Support (Operations and Maintenance, Transportation)
  • March 23, 2020, 7 p.m.
      • Instruction and Revenue
  • April 6, 2020: Adoption of Budget Proposal
  • May 19, 2020: Annual Budget Vote and BOE Election

Pupil Transportation

2019-20 PROPOSED Bus Purchase Requests

Bus Fleet Replacement Schedule and factors to consider:

  • Maintenance costs of buses, larger cost for older buses
  • Increased potential for large repair costs with older buses
  • New buses are more efficient, environmentally conscious
  • Move to gasoline for larger buses will be neutral for mileage costs, but save on maintenance
  • New buses have better, more comprehensive camera systems and newer safety features, including LED strobe lights and child check safety feature

PROJECTED Mohonasen Tax Levy Limit Calculation

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Use of Debt Service Account

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Calculating the Capital Exclusion

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Exclusions in the Formula

The only exclusion available to Mohonasen for 2019-20 is the Capital Tax Levy Exclusion

  • Amount of the exclusion is the difference between voter approved Capital Expenses (construction projects and bus purchases) and the aid received for those same expenses.
  • ESTIMATED – total approved Capital Expenses in 2019-20 are $6,111,034
  • ESTIMATED – total aid to be received related to those expenses is $4,553,485
  • $1,557,549 is the allowable exclusion that is be factored into the tax levy limit calculation.