Budget development is a year-round process. The Board of Education and district administrators work together to develop the budget throughout the year.
School Tax Rates & Bills
School property tax rates are set in August for the upcoming school year. Tax rates are based on the total tax levy in the voter-approved school budget, the state-determined equalization rates, and assessment rolls for each town.
Estimated school tax rates for the 2017-18 school year, per $1,000 of assessed value, are:
- Bethlehem – $20.14
- Coeymans – $20.14
- New Scotland – $ 20.14
- New Baltimore* – $26.41
*Property in New Baltimore is partially assessed, leading to a higher tax rate.
Paying School Taxes
School property taxes are due Oct. 31 each year. School taxes will be collected without penalty from Sept. 1 through Oct. 2. A penalty of 2% will be added to payments received from Oct. 3 through Oct. 31. No payments are accepted after Oct. 31. Any amounts unpaid at that time will be turned over to the appropriate county.
Paying by mail
If mailing your check, include the tax bill stub with your payment and mail to the tax collection post office box:
Tax Processing Unit
PO Box 14195
Albany, NY 12212-4195
Paying in person
When paying in person, bring the entire tax bill with you. Payments can be made at the following branches of the National Bank of Coxsackie during normal banking hours:
Ravena Branch Office
Faith Plaza, Route 9W
Ravena, NY 12143
Glenmont Branch Office
331 Route 9W
Glenmont, NY 12077
You can now pay your school taxes online using your credit/debit card or an e-check (e-checks will only be accepted through October 15).
If using a credit/debit card, the online provider’s fee includes a one-time transaction fee of $0.50 plus a three percent (3%) site fee for each transaction.
If using an e-check the online provider’s fee includes a one-time transaction fee of $4.95 plus a half percent (0.5%) site fee for checks made out for more than $2,500.