Overview of proposed school budgets in Cortland County

School districts in Cortland County are close to putting their 2021-22 school year budgets up for a vote in their respective areas.

All of the budget voting sessions for Cortland, Homer, Marathon, McGraw and Cincinnatus school districts — along with elections for the open Board of Education seats  — are scheduled for Tuesday, May 18.

Absentee ballots are available for each school district.

A full rundown of the proposed budgets for available at each of the school district’s websites.

 

Cortland Enlarged City School District

  • Budget hearing — Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the junior high/high school auditorium
  • Budget vote/BOE election — Tuesday, May 18 from noon to 9 p.m. at the Virgil and Cortlandville town halls, or the Kaufman Center.
  • Open BOE seats — 4

 

Cortland’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year is at $50,848,256 (contingency budget at $50,492,096). The proposed figure is $678,255 more than the adopted 2020-21 budget.

The proposed tax levy is at $18,107,360, with a contingency of $17,751,200. The tax levy for the proposed budget is $356,160 more than last year’s adopted tax levy ($17,751,200).

Components for the proposed budget of the upcoming school year are the program ($38,203,300), capital ($8,478,883) and administrative ($4,166,073) expenditures.

 

Homer Central School District

  • Budget hearing/Meet the BOE candidates — Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Homer Training & Education Center
  • Budget vote/BOE election — Tuesday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Homer Training & Education Center
  • Open BOE seats — 3

 

Homer’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year is at $44,266,152. The proposed figure is $26,787 less than the adopted 2020-21 budget ($44,239,365).

The proposed tax levy is at $17,027,266, $168,587 more than the adopted 2020-21 tax levy ($16,858,679).

Components for the upcoming school year are the program ($33,731,436), capital ($6,925,464) and administration ($3,609,252) expenditures.

 

Marathon Central School

 

  • Budget vote/BOE election — Tuesday, May 18 from noon to 9 p.m. in high school room 107
  • Open BOE seats — 2

 

Marathon’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year is at $19,840,029 (contingency at $19,757,029). The proposed figure is $952,939 more than the adopted 2020-21 budget ($18,887,190).

The proposed tax levy is at $4,228,642, $81,307 more than the adopted 2020-21 tax levy ($4,147,335).

Components for the proposed budget of the upcoming school year are the program ($14,552,889), capital ($3,412,247) and program ($1,874,893) expenditures.

 

McGraw Central School District

 

  • Budget vote/BOE election — Tuesday, May 18 from noon to 9 p.m. in the high school
  • Open BOE seats — 3

 

McGraw’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year is at $14,426,242. The proposed figure is $1,396,297 more than the adopted 2020-21 budget ($13,029,945).

The proposed tax levy is at $3,309,830, which is $61,715 more than the adopted 2020-21 tax levy ($3,248,115).

Components for the proposed budget of the upcoming school year are the program ($9,929,464), capital ($2,843,566) and administrative ($1,653,212) expenditures.

 

Cincinnatus Central School District

 

  • Budget hearing — Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wilbur Auditorium
  • Budget vote/BOE election — Tuesday, May 18 from noon to 8 p.m. in the large gymnasium foyer
  • Open BOE seats — 2

 

Cincinnatus’ proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year is at $17,203,633. The proposed figure is $449,694 more than the adopted 2020-21 budget ($16,753,939).

The proposed tax levy is at $3,926,815, $1,665 more than the adopted 2020-21 tax levy ($3,925,150).

Components for the proposed budget of the upcoming school year are the program ($11,738,901), capital ($13,201,000) and administrative ($1,740,666) expenditures.