Board of Education Adopts 2014-15 Budget

At their Regular meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Rhinebeck Central School District Board of Education adopted a proposed 2014-15 school district budget for presentation to the District’s voters for their consideration and approval at the Annual Meeting and Budget/Board of Education Member Vote on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 2:00 to 9:00 pm in the Bulkeley Middle School cafeteria. A public budget hearing required by New York State will be held at the Tuesday, May 13, 2014 BOE meeting, one week before the budget vote.


The proposed 2014-15 school budget under consideration for voter approval includes the expenditure of $30,851,358, a budget-to-budget increase of 1.87% over the current year’s spending plan.  The proposed budget will also increase the tax levy increase of 1.87%. Upon approval of the District's voters, this budget-to-budget increase and tax levy increase both would be the lowest in more than 20 years!


Under the New York State Tax Levy Cap legislation formula, the Rhinebeck Central School District is limited to a tax levy increase of no more than 1.88% upon the approval of a simple majority of the voters casting ballots on May 20th. The proposed 2014-15 school budget, as adopted by the Board of Education on April  8th, will be below the statutory limitation of the Tax Levy Cap formula again this year.



Budget documents supporting the current draft of the proposed 2014-15 school budget can be found at the links below. Questions on the proposed 2014-15 budget can be directed to Joseph Phelan, Superintendent of Schools, Thomas Burnell, Assistant Superintendent of Support Services, and/or members of the Rhinebeck Central School District Board of Education, all of whose contact information is located on this website or by calling (845) 871-5520.   


845.871.5520 - District
845.871.5520 ext. 5527 - Transportation
845.871.5570 ext. 5560 - Registration
845.871.5570 ext. 5551 - Special Education
845.871.5570 ext. 5560 - Curriculum & Instruction


845.871.5570 - Chancellor Livingston Elementary
845.871.5500 - Bulkeley Middle School
845.871.5500 - Rhinebeck High School