Mayfield Jr./Sr. High School

Jon Peterson


27 School Street

Mayfield, NY 12117



Jr/Sr High School



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2018-2019 General Fund Budget & Finance Information


Dates to remember

May 8, 7 p.m. - Regular Meeting/Public Hearing on the 2018-2019 budget proposal; upper library

May 15, 12 noon to 8 p.m. - Annual Meeting vote on 2018-2019 General Fund Budget, Bus Proposition(s) and one (1) Board of Education member, High School Gymnasium Lobby


2018-19 line-by-line budget (PDF)

2018-19 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 15 in the lobby of the high school gymnasium.


Absentee ballot information

Residents who will not be in the area on May 15 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 8.
If the absentee ballot is to be picked up by the voter in person, applications will be accepted until May 14.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on May 15.


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



2017-18 budget development

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 month, 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.

2018-19 Budget Development

Board adopts tax rates for the 2018-19 school year

August 21, 2018

The Board of Education has adopted these tax rates for the 2018-19 school year in line with predictions at the time of the May community budget vote.

  • Town of Mayfield - $23.81

  • Town of Northampton - $24.91

  • Town of Johnstown - $24.17

  • Town of Broadalbin - $19.50

Thank you, Mayfield!

May 15, 2018

The community today approved the:

  • 2018-19 budget by a vote of 209 to 67, a margin of 75.7 to 24.3 percent

  • $248,000 to purchase two buses by a vote of 218 to 59, a margin of 78.7 to 21.3 percent

  • Vanessa DiNitto was elected to replace Joan Scannell, who is not seeking re-election.

Read more about the budget here -

One candidate files for one seat on the Board of Education

April 16, 2018

Voters will elect one Board of Education member to a five-year term. The seat is currently held by Joan Scannell, who is not seeking re-election.

There is one candidate on the ballot. You may contact her via e-mail with any questions.

She is invited to share her views and take questions at the public hearing set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, in the Jr./Sr. High School upper library.

Bus purchase proposal is on the May 15 ballot

April 13, 2018

On May 15, residents will also be asked to consider a $248,000 purchase of two buses to be paid from the Bus Purchase Reserve fund including:

  • A 66-passenger school bus at an estimated cost of $117,000, and

  • A 36-passenger wheelchair bus at an estimated cost of $131,000

The district is eligible for roughly 75 percent reimbursement for these vehicle purchases through state School Transportation Aid.

Budget proposal includes added security, increase in counseling services and additional professional development

April 13, 2018

The $18.77 million budget proposal for the 2018-19 school year includes initiatives that would reinforce student learning and lay plans for the future while staying at the state’s tax cap.

“We have sustained all programs and services that are now being offered,” said Superintendent Jon Peterson, including the current college level offerings, Distance Learning and other academic programs. Read more here.

Governor’s executive budget increases school state aid by 3 percent

January 18, 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in presenting his 2018-19 budget proposal on Jan. 16, called for a $769 million or 3 percent increase in school state aid funding to $26.4 billion, less than half of the amount requested by the state Board of Regents and the Educational Conference Board.

Cuomo's proposal is the first step in the annual budget development process. The governor and the state Legislature have until April 1 to agree on a spending package for the 2018-19 year. The governor pointed to a projected $4 billion deficit and possible federal cutbacks in health care and other costs during his presentation.

Mayfield would receive an additional $102,591 (1.5 percent) in Foundation Aid as part of the proposal as well as state funding to reimburse items such as transportation and BOCES costs that have already been spent. Read more