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.
Current Operating Budget
Residents of the Saratoga Springs City School District approved the proposed $134,623,813 school budget for 2021-2022 by a vote of 3,331 to 1,159. In addition, the bus bond proposition to purchase six 66-passenger school buses, three 30-passenger buses, two 24-passenger buses, and one service vehicle was approved by a vote of 3,464 to 1,025.
- The proposed budget is balanced through a combination of state aid, property taxes and fund balance. The budget includes a tax levy change of 2.25%, which is below the tax cap of 2.27%.
- The budget is a 1.68% change from the 2020-21 budget.
- Through staff reallocation and operational efficiencies, the proposed plan includes approximately $3 million in savings.
- The proposed budget supports the addition of an English as a New Language Teacher, the expansion of the extended school year program, and resources for ELA curriculum renewal work. Additionally, 1:1 devices for incoming ninth grade students and a technology support position will help the district’s ever-growing technology needs.
- 2021-22: $134,623,813
- 2020-21: $132,397,035
- 2019-20: $129,447,782
- 2018-19: $125,980,236