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Haldane Central School District: Important Budget Concepts for Our Tax Payers to Understand

Is the New York State Property Tax Cap Actually a 2% Tax Cap??? No, not really…

          When New York State began to limit the amount of revenue a school district could raise in its annual tax levy, the creators of this new law began referring to the tax levy increase as the “2% Tax Cap.”  This misnomer unfortunately became the way that most politicians referred to this new regulation, which confused the concept and created a great deal of misunderstanding. So what is the Tax Cap?

         This new State mandate requires that school districts complete a long, complicated calculation (that was determined by the Comptroller’s Office) to regulate the amount of taxes a district can raise within their tax levy for the next school year. The district is required to include a number of considerations that vary from year to year. The first detail that districts include in their calculation is the annual change in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) or 2%, whatever is lower.  For this upcoming budget cycle, the CPI was 1.62%, so this value was used instead of 2%, because it was the lesser of the two.

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Board of Education Petitions for prospective candidates in 2015 are available in the District Office between 8 am and 4 pm. 

Board of Education

Looking to contact the Board of Education? A new e-mail address has just been created. Please contact them at board@haldaneschool.org. Any message sent to this address will be sent to all Board of Education members.

Please click here for information and access to Board Docs, an online resource for Board of Education agendas, minutes, videos, and presentations.


Haldane Central School District Calendar, 2015-16

To view a copy of the approved School District Calendar for 2015-16, please click below.

Wondering the impact of the snow days on the school calendar? Check out our Snow Day Stats page. Go to For Parents and Community in the menu bar above to get there.

Please use the form below to request private or parochial school transportation for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications are due on or before April 1, 2015. Please see additional details on the form.
Application For Transportation Non-Public.pdf
Thursday, March 26
HSF Towne Crier Benefit Concert @ Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY

PTA Meeting
3:30 PM

Friday, March 27
Breakfast For Lunch
Fundraiser for Grade 5
Monday, March 30
School Closed -- Spring Recess

Tuesday, March 31
School Closed -- Spring Recess