Budget Information

2017-18 Budget Vote Results

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hudson City School District voters approved the district's $46,566,172 budget for the 2017-18 school year with 346 in favor and 155 opposed. Voters also approved Proposition 2 (land donation to the City of Hudson) by 426 yes votes to 73 no votes. In the Board of Education election, incumbent Carrie Otty received 419 votes to 17 write-ins. Thank you to everyone who voted.

2017-18 Budget Information

2017-18 Budget Newsletter (PDF) May 1, 2017

2017-18 Budget Newsletter (HTML; easy Google translation for more than 90 languages)

Budget Fast Facts (PDF)

2017-18 Budget Development Timeline (PDF) Updated March 29, 2017

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF)

Important Dates

(past dates below; a full, printable budget calendar is available here)

Tuesday, May 16 from 12 noon-9 p.m. ***VOTE*** PROPOSED 2017-2018 BUDGET AND SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS (12 noon to 9 p.m.)

Voting Information

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

There will be a Voter Regsitration Day on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 4-8 p.m. at John L. Edwards Primary School.

Board of Education Candidates

The district has one (1) Board vacancy on the 2017-18 budget ballot. It is a three-year term, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020.

Carrie Otty, the current Board of Education President, is running for re-election. No one else picked up a petition so she is the only candidate on this year’s ballot. Taxpayers may either vote for Mrs. Otty or write in a candidate of choice who resides within the HCSD. Click here to learn more about Carrie Otty.

Budget Committee Members

Willette Jones
Carrie Otty

What You'll See on the Ballot

The May 2017 budget ballot will include the Board of Education election and a proposition for the proposed 2017-2018 school budget.

The ballot will also include a proposition to authorize the Hudson City School District to donate a small corner of land behind John L. Edwards Primary School to the City of Hudson for the purpose of building sidewalks. The City would maintain the sidewalks and the school district would implement a pedestrian safety curriculum. The land touches the Dugway Road bike path (see shaded area on map):

black and white map show 1521 square foot area behind primary school

Is there a property tax freeze credit this year?

The New York State Executive Budget (passed in April 2016) includes the STAR Property Tax Rebate Law, which replaces the more well-known property tax freeze credit that provided property tax rebate checks to eligible taxpayers in 2014 and 2015. This tax relief program reimburses qualifying homeowners for increases in local property taxes in districts that remain within the NYS Property Tax Cap and meet efficiency requirements, both of which have been achieved by Hudson CSD. This rebate applies to the years 2016 through 2019.

Because the District is tax cap compliant, some taxpayers will be eligible for the rebate. To qualify for this tax rebate, homeowners must already receive the STAR Property Tax Exemption. Taxpayers who receive the STAR exemption and make less than $200,000 a year should receive a rebate check for $185 from New York State in the Fall (in accordance with the NYS Executive Budget passed in April). The property must be the homeowner’s primary residence and the total household income must be $200,000 or less.

For information about the program, please visit the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance’s website.

Learn More About “Mandate Relief”

http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/finalmandate.pdf
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/fmis/mandaterelief/