Budget & Finance

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Budget & Finance

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – Public Hearing on 2020 – 2021 Budget
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 – Budget Vote and School Board Election*


*In accordance with Executive order No. 202.26, the Budget Vote and School Board Election will be held remotely, by Absentee Ballot only.  Qualified voters of this School District will receive absentee ballots by mail. See below for more details.

Budget Information

Budget Newsletter (PDF)
Budget Newsletter Spanish (PDF)
Budget Book–2020 – 21 Budget Preview
STAR Tax Exemption FAQ

Here are some highlights from the 2020-21 Property Tax Report Card data published by NYSED:

Ballot/Voter Information

To be a Qualified voter you must be a United States Citizen, at least 18 years old by June 9, 2020, a School District Resident for 30 days immediately preceding the vote, and not disqualified for any reason set forth in New York State Election Law Section 5-106, and you must have been listed on the poll list for the 2019 School District Annual Meeting or appear on a County Voter Registration List issued to the School District before the mailing of absentee ballots to the households in the School District.
Sample Ballot
BOE YouTube Channel – Budget vote count will be live on June 16.

Note: Absentee Ballots must be received by the Suffern Central School District by 5:00 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in order to be deemed valid and counted.


2020 Budget Calendar
2/04/20 – Board Budget Workshop – Budget Presentation
3/03/20 – Board Budget Workshop – Budget Presentation
4/01/20 – Virtual Board Budget Workhop – Budget Presentation
4/07/20 – Board Budget Workshop
4/21/20 – Budget Workshop – Budget Presentation

School Board Candidate Information
4/20/20 – School board candidate must file first financial statement
4/20/20 – Candidate Petitions – Last day for submission, no later than 5:00 PM
4/21/20 – Selection for order of ballot for School Board Candidates
5/14/20 – School board candidate must file second financial statement
6/8/20 – School board candidate must file third financial statement

2019 – 2020 Budget
Budget Workshop Presentation – February 5, 2019
Budget Workshop Presentation – March 5, 2019
Budget Update – April 2, 2019
Budget Workshop Presentation – April 11, 2019
Final Budget Workshop Presentation – April 16, 2019
2019-20 Budget Newsletter (PDF)
2019-20 Budget Passes (PDF)

2018-2019 Budget
Voters Pass the 2018-2019 Suffern Central School District Budget 
Final Budget Newsletter
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Budget Workshop Presentation – April 17, 2018
Budget Workshop Presentation – March 6, 2018
Budget Workshop Presentation – February 6, 2018

School Reopening Update - 8/7/20

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that schools across New York State will be allowed to reopen and must work with the SED and DOH as to how that will occur. He also announced a series of next steps for districts to take between now and August 21, including posting separately their remote learning, COVID testing and contract tracing plans, in addition to holding discussions with parents and staff.  With this new information, the Suffern Central School District will take a few days to align its state-mandated reopening plans with Governor Cuomo's directives. Please watch for updates on school day scheduling, instruction, transportation and other critical district operations in the coming days as well as dates for parent and staff discussions to be held.


El gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció hoy que las escuelas en todo el estado de Nueva York podrán reabrir y deben trabajar con el SED y el DOH en cuanto a cómo ocurrirá eso. También anunció una serie de próximos pasos para que los distritos tomen entre ahora y el 21 de agosto, incluyendo publicar por separado su aprendizaje remoto, pruebas COVID y planes de seguimiento de contratos, además de mantener conversaciones con los padres y el personal. Con esta nueva información, el Distrito Escolar Central de Suffern tardará unos días en alinear sus planes de reapertura obligatorios por el estado con las directivas del gobernador Cuomo. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la programación del día escolar, la instrucción, el transporte y otras operaciones críticas del distrito en los próximos días, así como las fechas para las discusiones de padres y personal que se llevarán a cabo.