2019-20 School Budget
Thank you Clarkstown voters for your overwhelming support of our school district. The 2019-20 school budget passed with 78.57% of the vote.
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2019-10 Budget Letter From The Superintendent of School and The BOE President
Dear Clarkstown Community Members,
We are pleased to share with you the adopted budget for the 2019-20 school year.
The budgetary process began with the essential question “How do we meet the needs of students in a fiscally responsible manner?” We are confident the budget addresses this question in areas aligned with our District vision and mission while remaining within the tax cap.
- The budget is directly linked to our four Strategic Goals: Academics, Social Emotional Learning, Safety, and Capacity Building.
- The budget includes professional development offerings for teachers and staff in the following areas: Teachers’ College Reading, Writing and Phonics; Yale RULER Social Emotional Learning; and the International Baccalaureate Program.
- The budget includes a K-12 Technology Refresh of 1,448 devices.
- Thirteen teaching and staffing additions include the following areas: Student Assistance Counselor, Occupational Therapy, English as a New Language, Elementary Enrichment, Math Interventionist, Psychologist, Special Education, Foreign Language, Communications Writer, and Supervisor of Guidance and School Counseling.
- Freshman athletic teams will be offered for boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball at North and South High Schools.
- The District is increasing its total number of CTEC seats at Rockland BOCES from 100 to 130.
- The District will provide for two seats at the Rockland BOCES P-TECH Program.
- The budget includes funding from the Capital Reserves that will provide new playgrounds at 10 schools, facilities improvements - internal and external - at North and South High Schools, a new gymnasium floor at Birchwood School, a Professional Development Center at the CLC, maintenance equipment and paving and curbing improvements at North High School.
- The budget includes a transportation leasing plan that will allow for the replacement of 24 large buses and seven vans.
- The budget proposed allows the tax levy to stay within the 2.27% tax cap and also includes 8 million dollars from the capital reserves to fund the aforementioned facilities improvements.
The School Budget vote takes place on May 21, 2019 from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Martin D. Cox
Superintendent of Schools
Board of Education President