Budget & Taxes

Budget development is a year-round process. The Board of Education and district administrators work together to develop the budget throughout the year.

2019-20 budget approved by voters

2019-20 Budget Development Calendar

The development of the 2019-20 budget will consist of presentations on specific departments/areas, which will be presented to the Board in the weeks leading up to the presentation of the overall budget for consideration by the Board.

  • Jan 8. Programs
  • Jan. 22 Facilities
  • Feb 5. Initial Revenue Review – Tax Cap Calculations
  • Feb. 26 Initial Expenditure Review & Revenue update
  • March 5 Budget Discussion – High School Program; Revenue & Expenditure
  • March 12 Budget Discussion –Middle School Program; Instructional Expenditure Overview
  • March 19 Budget Discussion – Elementary Program; Technology; Athletics
  • April 2 Budget Discussion
  • April 9 Final Budget Presentation and 2019-20 Budget Adoption
  • April 17 BOCES Budget Vote – Special BOE meeting
  • April 22 BOE Petitions Due by 5pm
  • May 7 Budget hearing
  • May 21 Budget Vote & BOE Election

Current Year Budget (2019-20)

  • Budget: $48,062,317
  • Spending increase from 2018-19: $323,952
  • Tax levy increase from 2018-19: 2.75% (the district’s calculated tax levy “cap”)

2018-2019 Budget Document
2018-19 Audited Financial Statement – Corrective Action Plan
2018-19 Extraclassroom – Corrective Action Plan
Extraclassroom Activity Fund Financial Report – June 30, 2019
Financial Report – June 30, 2019

If you have any issues accessing any document on this page, please contact Suzanne Starr at (518) 756-5200, ext. 6000.

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 2019-20 school year, per $1,000 of assessed value, are:

  • Bethlehem – $20.5795
  • Coeymans – $20.5800
  • New Scotland – $ 21.2528
  • New Baltimore* – $28.3343
    *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 close of business on 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.

Payment methods

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
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk CSD
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

Paying online

You can now pay your school taxes online using your credit/debit card or an e-check (e-checks will only be accepted through Sept. .30. 2018).

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.