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2024-2025 Budget Development

This year’s budget vote takes place n May 21, 2024. Please check this page often for updated information regarding the 2024-2025 proposed budget, as well as local voting information.

Budget Presentations (use the links to view/download presentations)

Voting Information

Absentee Ballot Application

If you plan to cast your vote on this year’s budget by absentee ballot, you must request your ballot by using the latest NYS Board of Elections absentee ballot application. The application can be downloaded here to print, fill out and return. The downloadable document includes important eligibility requirements, instructions on returning your ballot, deadlines, and information specifically for military voters.

Note: This application may only be used for school district elections by qualified voters who reside in a school district that provides for personal registration of voters. If the application requests the absentee ballot be mailed, the application must be received by the district clerk not later than 7 days before the election for which the absentee ballot is sought. Otherwise, the application may be personally delivered to the district clerk not later than the day before the election. Applications may not be submitted more than 30 days prior to the election. If you are qualified for absentee voting and issued an absentee ballot, the ballot itself must be received by the school district clerk by 5 p.m. on the day of the election in order to be canvassed.


School Tax Information

Tax rates for each municipality within the district are set each August. They are based on the tax levy for the year and final municipal assessments for each of the towns. Tax rates vary between towns because property in each is assessed at different levels in relation to full market value. The state assigns each town an equalization rate to fairly divide the tax levy between the towns. The district does not control any part of the assessment or equalization process.

  • Town of Warwick: $165.81 per $1,000 of assessed value
  • Town of Chester: $39.38 per $1,000 of assessed value

    Warwick’s Tax Levy History

    • 2023-24 – 3.49%
    • 2022-23  –  (0.37%)
    • 2021-22  –  0.00%
    • 2020-21  –  2.60%
    • 2019-20  –  2.69%
    • 2018-19  –  2.95%
    • 2017-18  –  1.80%
    • 2016-17  –  0.00%
    • 2015-16  –  1.41%
    • 2014-15  –  1.73%
    • 2013-14  –  3.37%
    • 2012-13  –  2.72%
    • 2011-12  –  3.67%
    • 2010-11  –  3.07%
      • Last 5 Years  –  1.68%
      • Last 7 Years –  1.88% 
      • Last 10 Years  –  1.63%
      • Last 20 Years  –  2.77%

    Tax Levy Limits, Explained 

    The tax levy limit is the highest allowable tax levy (before exemptions) that a school district can propose as part of its annual budget for which a simple majority of voters (50 percent + 1) would be required for authorization. Any proposed tax levy amount above this limit would require budget approval by a supermajority (60 percent or more) of voters. The tax levy limit sets a threshold requiring districts to obtain a higher level of community support for a proposed tax levy above a certain amount.