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Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School

Jon Peterson

Superintendent

27 School Street

Mayfield, NY 12117

518.661.8222

 

Jr/Sr High School

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Elementary School

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2017-2018 General Fund Budget & Finance Information

 

Dates to remember

May 9, 7 p.m. - Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on the 2017-2018 budget proposal; upper library

May 16, 12 noon to 8 p.m. - Annual Meeting vote on 2017-2018 General Fund Budget, Bus Proposition and one (1) Board of Education member, High School Gymnasium Lobby

 

2017-18 line-by-line budget (PDF)

2017-18 budget newsletter mailed to homes (PDF)

 

Voter eligibility

To be eligible to vote, a resident must have lived in the school district for at least 30 days prior to the May 16 election, be at least 18 years of age and a citizen of the United States.
Voter registration
Residents who are not already on the school register may register to vote at the district office (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays) prior to the date of the vote.
Residents may also register to vote on May 16 in the lobby of the high school gymnasium with photo I.D. and proof of residence (for example, current utility bill).

 

Voting location

The school budget vote will take place from 12 noon to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, May 16 in the lobby of the high school gymnasium.

 

Absentee ballot information

Residents who will not be in the area on May 16 or are otherwise unable to vote in person may apply for an absentee ballot at the district office.
If the absentee ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the application must be submitted at least seven days prior to the vote - by May 9.
If the absentee ballot is to be picked up by the voter in person, applications will be accepted until May 15.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 16.

 

2016-17 budget recap

Exit survey taken by voters at the May 17 vote have been tabulated

May 17, 2016
The 2016-17 budget was approved by a vote of 247-54, an 82% to 18% ratio.

The bus purchase proposal was approved by a vote of 253-49, an 84% to 16% margin.

Two candidates were seeking to replace Robert Suits on the Board of Education. He did not seek re-election.
Jennifer Andrews-Leise received 230 votes to 69 votes for Frederick Castiglione.

2016-17 budget newsletter mailed to homes in the community (PDF).

 

Budget-related Fact Sheets

Navigating NY's Property Tax Levy Cap [PDF]

Understanding how the Tax Levy “Cap” law raises stakes for schools [PDF]

Understanding the 3 Tax Levy Numbers (PDF)

Understanding the Tax Levy Limit Formula (PDF)

Understanding mandates and mandate relief (PDF)

Understanding public employee pensions in NY state (PDF)

Understanding NY's STAR Program (PDF)

Budget Terminology A-Z

STAR Information

 

Archives

2016-17 budget development

2015-16 budget development

2013-14 Budget Newsletter

2012-13 Budget Newsletter

2011-12 Budget Newsletter

2010-11 Budget Newsletter

Budget iconDeveloping the annual school budget proposal is a year-round process that involves the Mayfield Board of Education and district and school leaders. On the third Tuesday of each May, that process culminates when residents go to the polls to vote on a school budget proposal for the following year and to elect Board of Education members. Visit this Web page throughout the school year for updates on the annual school budget development process.

2017-18 Budget Development

Thank You, Mayfield!
May 16, 2017
The 2017-18 budget was APPROVED this evening by a vote of 226 YES to 85 NO votes. That is a margin of 72.7% to 27.3%.
The bus purchase from the reserve account was also APPROVED by a vote of 241 YES to 72 NO votes. That is a margin of 77% to 23%.
In the race for a five-year term on the Board of Education, Cassie Miller-Kristel was elected with 192 votes over incumbent Kevin Capobianco, who received 111 votes.

Please be sure to vote on Tuesday, May 16 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at the Junior/Senior High School!

May 15, 2017

Mayfield’s proposed $18.5 million budget for 2017-18 will be considered by the community during voting from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the junior/senior high school.
The budget includes initiatives such as a new ELA reading series at the elementary school, increased instructional technology support and additional student counseling.
The budget calls for a tax levy increase of 3.99 percent in 2017-18, below the state’s maximum of 4.42 percent for Mayfield. The tax levy increase is larger than usual because of the first payments for the January 2016 capital project.
That would mean a school tax bill increase of $91.41 in September for the typical Mayfield homeowner with a $100,000 assessment. That is a $7.62 increase per month.
The community will also consider purchase buses from the reserve account, which will have bi impact on the tax rate, as well as selecting a Board of Education member from the two candidates: Kevin Capobianco and Cassie Miller-Kristel. Capobianco is seeking re-election

Budget hearing held; candidates discuss the issues

May 9, 2017

Superintendent Jon Peterson made this presentation (PDF) during the public hearing on the 2017-18 budget this evening before two dozen community members.

In addition, Board of Education candidates Kevin Capobianco and Cassie Miller-Kristel discussed why they are seeking a five-year seat on the board.

Two candidates file for one open seat on the Board of Education at May 16 vote

April 21, 2017

Voters will elect one Board of Education member to a fiveyear term. The seat is currently held by Kevin Capobianco, who is seeking re-election. Cassie Miller-Kristel is also a candidate for the seat. She is seeking her first term on the board.

You may contact them at:

Kevin Capobianco, kcapobia@nycap.rr.com

Cassie Miller-Kristel, Kristel3@frontiernet.net

The candidates are invited to share their views and take questions at the public hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, in the high school upper library.

Proposed 2017-18 budget comes in under state’s maximum tax levy increase; all current programs, services maintained

April 20, 2017

Mayfield’s proposed $18.5 million budget for 2017-18 includes initiatives such as a new ELA reading series at the elementary school, increased instructional technology support and additional student counseling.

Community voting on the budget will be held from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 at the junior/senior high school.

The budget proposal, however, is also affected by the first payments for the January 2016 capital project. The budget calls for a tax levy increase of 3.99 percent in 2017-18, below the state’s maximum of 4.42 percent for Mayfield.

That would mean a school tax bill increase of $91.41 in September for the typical Mayfield homeowner with a $100,000 assessment. That is a $7.62 increase per month. Read more here

School budget development "in a better position" than a year ago

May 27, 2017

Thanks to a lower-than-expected increase in health insurance costs, the second draft of the 2017-18 school district budget is about $40,000 short of currently projected revenues - a large improvement from the nearly $350,000 shortfall at the end of February.

“We are in a much better position than we were a year ago,” said Superintendent Jon Peterson, referring to the negative tax cap (less than 0 percent) the state allowed last year combined with the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA - legislation put in place in 2010 to fill the shortfall in the state budget by cutting aid to school districts - was eliminated this school year). “I’m very optimistic that the state will provide more funding for all schools, including Mayfield.”

The state Legislature has until April 1 – this Saturday – to approve a state budget. The state budget has been on time for the past several years. Governor Andrew Cuomo in January proposed a state aid increase to Mayfield totaling $103,209; the Legislature has historically increased that amount beyond the governor’s proposal. Read more here

 

Governor Cuomo releases 2017-18 state budget plan

January 17, 2017

Governor Cuomo has released his 2017-18 budget proposal. The plan calls for a state aid increase of $103,209, a 1.5 percent increase, for Mayfield Central Schools in the 2017-18 school year.

Read more about the budget proposal in the Times Union newspaper.

Read more about the budget proposal from the governor's office.

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Mon, May 22

Mystery Door Night; 5:30 p.m., Elementary School

Tues, May 23

Special Board of Ed meeting-Executive Session; 6:00 p.m., District Office (contractual discussions)

Jr/Sr High School Spring Choral Concert; 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

Mon, May 29

Memorial Day; Schools Closed

Sat, June 3

Prom Walk; 6:00 p.m., HS Front Lawn

Sat-Sun, June 3-4

Post Prom; 11 pm - 4 a.m., HS Various

Tues, June 6

Elem Spring Concert; 7:00 p.m., Auditorium

Fri, June 9

Kindergarten Musical; 6:15 p.m., Auditoirum

Senior Class Banquet; 6 p.m., St Patrick's Masonic Lodge, Johnstown

Mon, June 12

Mandatory Class of 2017 graduation rehearsal; 11 a.m., Auditorium

Senior Class Picnic; 12:00 Noon, Athletic Fields

Tues-Fri, June 13-23

Regents Testing; No classes at Jr/Sr High School

Thur-Fri, June 15-16

Half-day dismissal for Elementary Students; 12:20 p.m.; Full day faculty and staff

Fri, June 23

Last Day of School

Grade 6 Graduation; 10 a.m., Auditorium

Elementary Student Dismissal; 10:50 a.m.; Full day faculty and staff

Senior Awards; 5:30 p.m., Auditorium

Baccalaureate; 7 p.m., Mayfield Presbyterian Church

Sat, June 24

Class of 2017 Graduation; 11 a.m., Athletic Fields