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 Sept. 30. A penalty of 2% will be added to payments received from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. No payments are accepted after Oct. 31. Any amounts unpaid at that time will be turned over to the appropriate county.
Residents can pay their school taxes at any National Bank of Coxsackie.