Budget Information

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Budget Vote Results (2018-2019)

(Wednesday, May 16, 2018) -- Hudson City School District voters approved the district's $48,769,728 budget for the 2018-19 school year, with 308 in favor and 187 opposed. Voters also approved the proposition to transfer funds to a Repair Reserve by 328 yes votes to 162 no votes.

In the Board of Education election, incumbents Lucinda Segar and Willette Jones were re-elected. Ms. Segar received 363 votes and will fill the three-year term beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. Ms. Jones received 357 votes and will complete the remainder of Mr. Kisselburgh’s term, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. There were 34 write-in votes.

Thank you to everyone who voted.


The 2018-19 budget vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 12 noon to 9 p.m.

Budget Information (2018-2019)

  • Hudson Highlights: Budget Newsletter (will be mailed to all district residents prior to the budget vote)
  • 2018-19 Budget Book (PDF, 4.36 MB)
    • Contains letters from Superintendent Maria Lagana Suttmeier and Board of Education President Carrie Otty, as well as a detailed breakdown of the 2018-19 budget proposal
  • Notice of Public Hearing (PDF, revised April 10, 2018)

What Am I Voting On?

Voters will decide on the following items:

  • A $48,769,728 budget for the 2018-19 school year (read more in the above newsletter)
  • Selection of two (2) Board of Education members
  • Repair Reserve funds transfer (click link to learn more)

Important Dates

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. (Special Meeting) - Public Hearing for proposed budget in Hudson Senior High School Library

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12 noon-9 p.m. ***VOTE*** PROPOSED 2018-2019 BUDGET AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS (12 noon to 9 p.m.)

Voting Information

Visit the Voting Information page to learn about voter registration, polling locations and absentee ballots.

Board of Education Election

There are two (2) open seats on the Board of Education up for election. One seat is a full three-year term, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. The second seat is the remaining term of Board member David Kisselburgh, who resigned for personal reasons prior to the end of his term. This is a one-year term, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Each seat is a non-paid term.

Running for these seats are current Board members Willette Jones and Lucinda Segar. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes will fill the three-year term, and the candidate with the next highest number of votes will fill the one-year term.


Budget Development & Presentations


Why Isn't the Tax Cap Really 2 Percent?

Ever wonder why New York’s Property Tax Cap isn’t really a 2% cap even though elected officials often call it that? Here is a 4-minute video that explains how New York State uses a formula to determine each school district's tax cap number, which rarely works out to 2 percent:

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