U-E BUDGET INFORMATION PAGE
The Union-Endicott Board of Education has adopted a budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year that will be voted on from 12-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.
This page will serve as a conduit of information from the district's administration and Board of Education to the community. Please check back periodically for updates.
If you have a question about the budget, please email email@example.com (be sure to include your name, mailing address, and phone number for our records and so we can respond properly).
Click HERE to read this year's budget newsletter that will be sent home to all taxpayers in the Union-Endicott Central School District.
Click HERE to view the six-day budget notice that will be mailed to all taxpayers.
Click HERE to view the presentation from the May 14 Public Hearing.
Click HERE to view the proposed list of restorations to the budget for 2013-14.
Union-Endicott Public Document
HERE is the public document describing the budget proposal for the 2013-14 school year that we must have available for review at each district building.
FAQ: Documents to help you understand the budget process
We have received several questions about the tax levy limit, the difference between tax levy and tax rate, and the terms related to state aid. We wanted to share the following documents to better inform you about the budget process.
1. Understanding New York's Property Tax Levy Limit (Click HERE)
2. Tax Levy vs. Tax Rate (Click HERE)
3. State Aid: Definitions of Key Terms (Click HERE)
4. Education Speaks video pertaining to the tax levy limit (Click HERE)
Explanation of Huron Reassessment Impact to U-E Taxpayers
The Huron Property reassessment impacted the tax bills of many U-E taxpayers this past year. This was out of our control and did not result in any more tax revenue for the district. To understand how the tax bills are created, please click HERE.
Status of the Budget Proposal for the 2013-14 School Year
(UPDATED) The U-E Board of Education is putting final touches on the proposal that will be voted on in May. Here are some budget figures for your review.
Current Proposal broke down by Budget Code: HERE
Object Comparison (current year to proposed for next year): HERE
Information about GEA and other funding issues
Union-Endicott is a member of the Statewide School Finance Consortium. The executive director of that organization, Dr. Rick Timbs, has done a video series explaining the Gap Elimination Adjustment and other funding issues that U-E and every other district in the state are currently dealing with. Here are links to the videos (thanks to Dr. Timbs, the SSFC, Questar III BOCES and Capital Region BOCES).
Other videos: http://educationspeaks.org/watch-and-learn/
Budget Workshop #2
U-E held their second budget workshop on Feb. 25. Superintendent Suzanne McLeod and Assistant Superintendent Lorraine Paushter delivered a powerpoint presentation outlining the current status of the budget proposal. Click HERE to view the presentation.
Budget Workshop #1
U-E held their first budget workshop on Jan. 23. Superintendent Suzanne McLeod delivered a powerpoint presentation outlining the current status of the district's budget. You can view that presentation HERE.
U-E Administrative Organizational Chart
In response to several questions about administration, an organizational chart has been placed on the Personnel section of the website. Visit the page by clicking HERE.
List of state and federal mandates
There has been - and continues to be - much discussion on the issue of mandates that Union-Endicott is required to perform. Many of these are unfunded. A list of unfunded mandates and mandatory reporting requirements can be found HERE. Another document detailing mandates is available HERE.
Gov. Cuomo has pledged to make mandate relief happen this year, but so far nothing has happened. All of these unfunded mandates cost millions of dollars per year to Union-Endicott in terms of time, necessary personnel, and costs to outside contractors. Legally, we must follow ALL of these mandates, choosing to ignore them is not an option.
Union-Endicott school district enrollment
There have been several questions about Union-Endicott's enrollment. It has stayed relatively flat over the last 10 years. To view the district's enrollment, you can check out the Union-Endicott District Report Card on the New to the Area page or click HERE to view the numbers directly from the New York State Education Department (NOTE: the state is a few years behind in finalizing enrollment figures).