2023-2024 Proposed Budget Overview
Residents of the Saratoga Springs City School District approved a budget of $142,718,530 for the 2023-2024 school year on Tuesday, May 16. The budget represents a tax levy change of 2.75%, which is below the local tax cap of 2.77%.
The proposed budget prioritizes the safety and social-emotional needs of our students and enhances the educational programs and services offered in our district.
Safety and well-being: Our school district strives to create a learning environment where our students and staff feel safe and supported. The proposed budget includes the addition of two school resource officers, who were added during the past school year, to support our six elementary school buildings and an additional school counselor at the middle school.
Academic Program Enhancements: The budget preserves the robust academic programming already offered within our district and allocates additional funding to expand career and technical education opportunities for students through WSWHE BOCES. Additionally, a 0.6 English language learner teacher and one elementary teacher will be added to support our students.
Access to Technology: The district is committed to enhancing our learning environments by providing students with access to technology within our elementary classrooms. The budget will fund new technology hardware in elementary classrooms to replace aging devices as part of a technology replacement cycle.
Overview of the Budget Development Process
Each year, the Saratoga Springs Board of Education works with district and school leaders to develop a budget proposal that focuses on the sustainability of current programs, meeting the social and emotional needs of all students, and providing equity in programs offered by the district. Click here to view the 2023-2024 budget development calendar and presentations.
Current Operating Budget for the 2022-2023 School Year
Saratoga Springs City School District residents approved a $137,138,255 school budget for the 2022-2023 school year. The budget represents a 1.87% year-to-year increase and a tax levy change of 2.90%, which is below the local tax cap of 2.92%.
Budget Overview: The 2022-2023 budget maintains student programming and extracurricular activities while investing in key program areas within our schools. The budget includes the addition of six teaching assistants to expand Integrated Co-Teaching in second and third grade at all elementary schools, a teacher on special assignment to support the Committee on Special Education and funding to offer a girls varsity ice hockey team through a merger agreement with other area school districts.
- 2022-23: $137,138,255
- 2021-22: $134,623,813
- 2020-21: $132,397,035
- 2019-20: $129,447,782
- 2018-19: $125,980,236