Budget Vote: May 20, 2014 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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2013-14 School Budget Information
2014-15 Budget Vote: May 20, 2014 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
2013-14 BC Budget at a glance
• Total Budget: $90,415,000
• Spending Increase: 2.51%
• Tax Levy Increase: 3.59% (below so-called “cap” of 3.64%)
• Budget Reductions: $221,000
• Reserves used: $1,750,000
Latest Budget & Finance News
Voters approve $90.4 million spending plan, bus replacement proposition
Voters have approved the 2013-14 budget for Bethlehem Central School District with 2,518 voters in favor (65.85%) and 1,306 (35.15%) opposed. READ MORE »
District preserves all previously proposed reductions by reducing purchases in 2013-14 budget
Changes do not affect proposed spending and tax levy; budget does not challenge so-called 'tax cap'
April 29, 2013
Board of Education ADOPTS 2013-14 Spending Plan
April 19, 2013
At its April 17 meeting, the Bethlehem BOE voted 6-1 to adopt a proposed $90,415,000 spending plan for the 2013-14 school year.
The spending plan is below the district’s Maximum Allowable Tax Levy increase of 3.64 percent and increases spending by 2.51 percent. READ MORE »
Board of Education discusses SESS, Transportation budgets
March 20, 2013
The Bethlehem Central School District Board of Education heard presentations of the Special Education Services and Transportation budgets at its March 20 meeting. Click here to view the presentations [PDF]. Click here to view the list of potential cuts discussed at the meeting [PDF].
Board discusses Instruction, Technology budgets
March 6, 2013
As part of the 2013-14 school budget process, the Board of Education on Wednesday, Feb. 27, reviewed the Technology and Instructional Program proposed budgets. READ MORE »
Board discusses O&M, Athletics budgets
Feb. 27, 2013
As part of the 2013-14 school budget process, the Board of Education on Wednesday, Feb. 27, reviewed the Athletics and Operations and Maintenace departments' proposed budgets. READ MORE »
Despite decline in aid, BC WORKS TO CLOSE BUDGET GAP
Feb. 6, 2013
With an anticipated shortfall in state aid, the Bethlehem Central School District is working toward bridging the budget gap created by the state’s Gap Elimination Adjustment, said Superintendent Dr. Thomas J. Douglas. Belt-tightening measures have already decreased last year’s gap of about $7.7 million to the anticipated gap for the 2013-14 school year of $4.95 million, before the use of fund balance or tax levy. READ MORE »
BCSD Leaders Attend event About the Crisis in Funding for Education
Feb. 1, 2013
Bethlehem leaders, educators, parents and community members joined representatives from 47 area school districts on Jan. 31, for a forum entitled, “Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril – Running Out of Time & Options.” The Executive Director of the Statewide School Finance Consortium Dr. Rick Timbs' presented on the crisis in educational funding. READ MORE & VIEW VIDEO »
Tax Rates for 2012-13
Tax rates for 2012-13 are now available. READ MORE »
Video: What is the Value of a Bethlehem Central Education?
In this video, we highlight many of the amazing accomplishments of our students and their varied activities. WATCH VIDEO »
BCSD's Budget Info
BCSD's Budget History
General Budget Info
• Long Range Planning Document [PDF]