Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School

Jon Peterson


27 School Street

Mayfield, NY 12117



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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


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



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

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,

Cassie Miller-Kristel,

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

Thur, Apr 27

PTSO Meeting; 6 - 7:30 p.m., lower library

Tues, May 2

Spring Band Concert; 6:30 p.m., Auditorium

Tues, May 9

Capital Project Bid Opening; 2:30 p.m., upper library

Board of Ed meeting/Public Hearing; 7 p.m., Upper Library, 6:30 p.m. Executive Session, District Office

Thur, May 11

Senior Pictures; HS Gymnasium

Fri, May 12

Hope & Wellness Day

Tues, May 16

Annual Meeting/Budget Vote; 12 Noon - 8 p.m., HS Gym Lobby

Thur, May 18

Brainstorm Coffeehouse; 6 - 8 p.m., HS Cafe

Fri, May 19

Senior Class Trip; Leave at 12 Noon, Darien Lake Amusement Park

Thur, May 25

Spring Choir Concert; 6:30 p.m., Auditorium

Mon, May 29

Memorial Day; Schools Closed

Sat-Sun, June 3-4

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

Fri, June 9

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

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