Scarsdale Sets Hearing On $162M School Budget For 2020-21

Payton Potter

SCARSDALE, NY — The Scarsdale Union Free School District hold its annual budget hearing on June 1 at 6:30 p.m. The proposed spending Scarsdale administrators and trustees are putting before voters is $162.69 million.

Scarsdale's budget grew by $1,913,719, or 1.19 percent, from the 2019-2020 school year. You can check out the draft spending plan for 2020-21.

The school board will hold its annual budget hearing at on June 1. Learn more on Scarsdale Union Free School District's website.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has warned that the economic effect of the shutdown imposed to curb the outbreak could mean much less money available for state education aid. The state will be assessing and adjusting its budget several times in the course of 2020. Cuomo's last estimate was that state aid would be 20 percent lower than already promised.

The school said in its budget proposal that it expects $5,973,493 in state aid next year, a 14.35 percent decrease over the current year. The 2020-2021 budget states it includes a "Pandemic Deficit Reduction" of $920,488.

Things to know:

  • School district budget votes and school board elections are by absentee ballot only in 2020.
  • Absentee ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in the district the week of May 25.
  • If you are not registered, you may register by mail with the County Board of Elections or apply through the state online.

To vote, you must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least 18 yrs of age by June 9, 2020
  • A resident of the district by May 10, 2020
  • Cannot have been disqualified from voting based upon a reason described in Election Law §5-106.

This article originally appeared on the Scarsdale Patch