The Board of Education of The Cortland Enlarged City School District voted to approve the 2021-2022 school budget. The next steps in the process include a public Budget Hearing which will be held on May 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at the Jr. Sr. High School. The Budget Vote will be held on May 18th from 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Community members will vote at their designated site: the Virgil Town Hall, the Cortlandville Town Hall, or the Kaufman Center (CECSD District Office). Ballots for the budget will also include votes for open Board of Education seats.
The total budget includes opportunities to continue our rigorous curriculum, maintain arts and athletics, and focus on stability in the years to come. The adopted budget is $50,848,256, an increase of 1.35% from 2020-2021. The tax levy is $18,107,360, which maximizes the levy limit of 2.01%. The estimated True Tax Rate per thousand is $17.70. Each ballot will include three propositions. The first will be for the overall budget. Proposition 2 will be for the purchase of buses to replace those that reached the conclusion of service according to our replacement schedule. Proposition 3, a standard part of each school district’s budget vote, will be to approve the Cortland Free Library budget.