BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR - LETTER TO COMMUNITY

  • Carter

    Hello Barker Learning Community. We are quickly approaching our annual budget vote. This article contains some information regarding the 2024-2025 budget.

    Our goals with this budget are to:

    1. Ensure the long-term fiscal health of the District by building revenues and reserves for future funding gaps
    2. Continue to fund all current programming
    3. Continue social-emotional supports for our students

    The total budget for the 2024-2025 school year is $18,895,718. A detailed look at the year over year changes to the budget is available on page 18.
     
    The local property tax levy will be $5,157,400, which is an increase of 3.8% from the current year. Local property taxes account for only about 27% of our revenue; we are very dependent on New York State Aid for the vast majority of our income. However, districts have very little control over the amount of funding we receive from New York State.

    We encourage District residents who wish to learn more about the budget to attend the public hearing on Monday, May 13, 2024 at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium. The annual vote will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from Noon to 8:00 pm in the auditorium.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your continued support of the School District. 

    Sincerely,

    Michael Carter
    Business Administrator
    mcarter@barkercsd.net