2023-2024 Budget Vote and Board Election
Click this link for details about the budget and the three candidates
running for two seats on the Board of Education
After more than a decade of advocating for equitable funding, we are pleased that New York State is fulfilling the promise to fully fund the Foundation Aid formula enabling the District to offer the second-lowest levy increase to our community in more than a decade, less than one percent.
The Board of Education adopted a proposed budget of $291,000,000 on April 18, 2023. This year, residents will be asked to vote on the proposed budget on Tuesday, May 16, and vote for two candidates running for the Board of Education.
This year’s proposed budget reflects our ongoing commitment to build upon past successes to support a strong and diversified educational program for our students while maintaining our fiscal responsibilities to our community.
As part of the District’s long-term strategic plan, we will continue to work on our overarching goals of strong curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices; empowered students, staff, and school community; collaborative school and community partnerships, and efficient and effective operations.
This fiscal plan will continue to increase STEM and career and technical opportunities for our students, along with early intervention programs and high-quality professional development for our faculty. We will continue our campus branding and beautification projects and expand upon our uniform communication system, ParentSquare. Also included in this year’s budget are increased mental health services and the implementation of additional school safety measures. Please take a moment to review the complete list of this year’s budgetary items in this newsletter.
Our community continues to demonstrate incredible support and dedication to our schools, and we are grateful for our partnerships with our students, staff, families, and community. We look forward to our continued work together to ensure all of our students reach their full potential.
Remember, your vote – every vote – counts! As always, we sincerely thank you for your ongoing support of our students, our schools, and the entire Longwood School community.