Board of education approves budget; public hearing set for May 13


Board of education approves budget; public hearing set for May 13

May 10, 2019

At its meeting on Thursday, April 25, the Warwick Valley Board of Education unanimously adopted a $95,089,284 proposed budget for 2019-20 that continues all current student programs and is below the tax cap.

The proposed 2.69 percent tax levy increase, totaling $1,648,633, is below the district’s calculated tax cap by $95,947. In all, the proposed budget would increase spending by 2.45 percent.

There will be a public hearing on the proposed budget during the Warwick Valley Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m.


  • A no-cost referendum to purchase six school buses: Voters will also consider a proposition to purchase six school buses at a maximum cost of $607,380. The district would use $350,000 of its bus reserve fund to help offset the cost. About 57 percent of the cost — $347,168 — would be returned to the district in state transportation aid. Therefore, no additional taxes would be needed to purchase the buses.

  • Three seats on the board of education: Voters will select from among four candidates to fill three seats on the Warwick Valley Board of Education.  Candidates, in order they will appear on the ballot, are as follows: Eilleen Gagliano, Keith Parsons and Denise Ginley.


Voters will cast ballots on Tuesday, May 21 at one of three locations. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Not sure where to vote? Contact Jen Bengel, elections coordinator at or call 845-987-3000 ext. 10530.



The annual budget newsletter will be mailed to all residents in early May. In the meantime, residents can learn more about the budget online at this link:



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