School Budget

Glens Falls City Schools May 17 Budget vote graphic  students smiling in their caps and gowns at GFHS graduation ceremony

Budget Proposal at a glance

  • Total proposed budget, 2022-23: $50,584,799 
  • Spending increase (percentage) over 2021-22: 5.57%
  • Spending increase (dollar amount) over 2021-22: $2,668,355
  • Total tax levy: $22,844,597
  • Tax levy percentage increase: 3.16%
  • Tax levy dollar amount increase: $700,534
  • Maximum allowable (tax cap): 3.16%

graphic table - summary of proposed expenditures

graphic - summary of projected revenues

Board of Education candidates

The Board of Education of the Glens Falls City School District is made up of nine members who are elected by qualified voters of the district. They serve without pay for five-year terms. The Board of Education, in serving its role as trustee of the district’s five schools, is responsible for the development of the policy through which the Superintendent administers the educational program, the students, and the staff.

This year, there are four candidates running for three open seats on the Board of Education.

  • The two highest vote-getters will serve terms that begin on July 1, 2022 and last five years (through June 30, 2027). 
  • The third-highest vote-getter will serve a term beginning on May 18, 2022 and last through June 30, 2024. This person will serve the remainder of the term held by David Dawkins, who recently resigned the position.

All Board members serve “at large” and represent the entire district.

Matt Levin candidate profile statement

Randy Rath candidate statement

Jason Rivers candidate statement

Matthew Webster candidate statement

Budget Development update: Feb. 14, 2022

View the slides presented at the Board of Education meeting:

A video of the presentation and Q+A can be viewed below:

2022-2023 Budget development calendar

January, 2022 ♦ Bobby Yusko (Assistant Superintendent for Business) and Paul Jenkins (Superintendent) meet with administrators to distribute budget guidelines and requisition sheets, and gather input regarding program staff needs, materials and supplies, cost saving ideas, and potential increases/decreases in building budgets.
♦ Administrators submit program budget composite to Assistant Superintendent for Business (building materials & supplies and contractual purchase requests).
January 24, 2022 Audit & Finance Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m.
February 14, 2022 Present 2022-2023 preliminary budget forecast and proposed budget assumptions to Board of Education, 7 p.m.
March 1, 2022 Tax Levy Limit submission due to the Office of the State Comptroller
March 14, 2022 Regular Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.; Board adopts the Notice of Registration and Notice of Public Hearing and Annual Meeting resolution
March 15, 2022 School Board Candidate Nominating Petitions available at the District Office
April, 2022 ♦ District Office prepares absentee ballot applications, absentee ballots, related envelopes, and directions (The ballot must be mailed no earlier than 30 days or later than 7 days prior to the Election Day – (April 18 – May 10, 2022 for GFSD)
♦ Board of Education finalizes 2022-2023 educational plan and budget before the April 25, 2022 due date for NYS Property Tax Report Card
April 11, 2022 Regular Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.; Anticipated 2022-2023 Budget adoption
April 26, 2022 Special Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m.: anticipated BOCES budget adoption
April 27, 2022 ♦ 2022-2023 Proposed Budget Statement and attachments made available to the public online, at every school building, and Crandall Public Library
♦ LAST DAY FOR FILING PETITIONS by candidates with Clerk of the Board (20 days before election and signed by at least 100 qualified voters), 5 p.m. deadline
♦ Voter Registration at District Office: 9-11 a.m. & 2-4 p.m. –
April 28, 2022 ♦ Drawing for candidates’ position on ballot
♦ Candidates informed of the legal requirement for all candidates for election to Board of Education to file sworn statements of campaign contributions and distribute informational material
♦ Candidates’ photos taken and personal statement received for publication in Budget Newsletter
♦ Press notified of candidates for the School Board, date, time and polling places
April 29 – May 10, 2022 Absentee ballots mailed to any qualified voter who requests one at the District Office
May 9, 2022 Budget Public Hearing, 6 p.m.
Regular Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.
May 17, 2022 BUDGET VOTE DAY: District Annual Meeting and election of Board of Education – 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sanford Street School
♦ Board of Education meets at 9 p.m. to tabulate votes and declare winners
♦ Clerk of the Board notifies winners within 24 hours of the vote tabulation
♦ Press notified of election results; BOCES District Superintendent notified of budget vote results
June 21, 2022 Statewide budget re-vote day, if required (third Tuesday of June)
July 1, 2022 Implement 2022-2023 Budget