Proposed Cincinnatus school budget shows close to 4% increase

Cincinnatus High School. (Photo Source: Stephen Yang of The Cortland Voice).

The Cincinnatus Central School District (CCSD) recently revealed its proposed 2024-25 budget, and it shows an almost 4% increase.

According to documents, CCSD’s budget is projected at $18,677,720, which is up 3.95% (or  $708,998) from the adopted 2023-24 budget ($17,968,722). 

There is also a 1.78% increase in the tax levy, or an increase of $71,302. The proposed tax levy is up $71,302 from last year’s adopted tax levy. Documents stated that the project tax levy is below the allowable limit.

Numbers for the projected budget for the new school year show 76.33% in program costs, and 14.7% for capital and 8.97% administrative costs.

Proposition No. 2 is as follows:

“The Board of Education of the Cincinnatus Central School District, Cortland, Chenango and Broome Counties, New York is hereby authorized to purchase student transport vehicles including incidental equipment and expenses in connection therewith, at a maximum estimated cost of $411,621, and said amount, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education law, and, in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District shall be issued.”

The community vote on the CCSD’s proposed budget and other propositions is May 21 from noon to 8 p.m. at the high school. A breakdown of the schools’ projected budget can be viewed here.