Budget, Taxes and Financial Audits

2022-23 Budget Development

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

Absentee Ballot Update

Please note: An absentee ballot application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or not later than the day before the election if it is delivered in person.  An absentee voter’s ballot will not be counted unless it is received in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 pm on the day of the election.

Please Note: The RCS District Office will have an Absentee Box Drop off located at the back of the building.  For questions, please contact the District Clerk at sstarr@rcscsd.org.

School Budgets in 60 seconds

2022-2023 School Budget Vote Results -- Approved!

The Board of Education ratified the results of the vote and election at the Wednesday, May 18 Board of Education Meeting. Thank you for supporting RCS! 

Please click here to read more about the results and information.

2022-23 Budget Development Calendar

The development of the 2022-23 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.

  • January 5, 2022: BOE Meeting

  • January 19, 2022: BOE Meeting

  • February 2, 2022: BOE Meeting - Initial revenue review w/foundation aide updates - Enrollment Review

  • February 10, 2022: Legal notice for BOE petition

  • February 16, 2022: BOE Meeting – Overview of initial Budget –Update Tax Cap Calculation for 3/1/2022 Submission

  • February 21, 2022: Candidates petitions available at District Office

  • March 1, 2022: Deadline to submit initial Tax Levy calculation to the Office of State Comptroller.

  • March 2, 2022: BOE Meeting, Food Service - Transportation Budgets - O&M

  • March 16, 2022: BOE Meeting, 2022-2023 and Enhancements for El, MS and HS other budget updates - Revenue Updates

  • March 23, 2022: Possible Budget Workshop

  • March 31, 2022: First legal notice (49 days before vote)

  • April 6, 2022: BOE Meeting – Expenditure and Revenue update

  • April 14, 2022: Second legal notice

  • April 18, 2022: BOE Petitions Due by 5:00 PM, First declaration of campaign expenses due

  • April 22, 2022: Absentee Ballots sent/Military ballots

  • April 25, 2022: Property Tax report card due

  • April 27, 2022: BOE Meeting/BOCES Budget Vote - Adoption 2022-2023 RCS Budget, Approval of Property Tax Report Card

  • April 28, 2022: Third legal notice

  • May 2, 2022: Budget available for buildings and library, Second Declaration of Campaign expenditures

  • May 4, 2022: BOE Meeting, Budget Hearing, Meet the Candidates

  • May 5, 2022: Fourth legal notice

  • May 5, 2022: Mail budget notice to eligible voters

  • May 17, 2022: Budget Vote & Election

  • May 18, 2022: BOE Meeting - Vote approval

Voting Day

The School Budget Vote will take place on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Voting will be held in our High School Main Gym which is most easily accessible from our Rt. 101 entrance, which is located at the rear of the Middle School/High School Campus.

2022-23 Board of Education Candidates

View the Board of Education candidates here.

Correction: Board of Education Candidates are listed on the ballot in order based on a random selection process as dictated by law. They are listed in the order in which they were drawn. Candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order Tracy Klein, Michael Deyo, Jacqueline Kalney, Edward Bedinotti, Yvonne Shackelton & Jennifer Molino. The printed version of the Budget Newsletter has them listed incorrectly in alphabetical order.

Required Budget Documents 2022-23

2022-23 Budget Newsletter

View the 2022-23 RCS Budget Newsletter here.

Budget Presentations for 2022-23 School Year

School Tax Rates & Bills: 2021-22

VIEW YOUR TAX BILL

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Due to a large volume of payments being processed at this time, and limited staffing at BOCES, payments are taking longer than expected to be posted. Please be assured that there will be not a penalty if the US Postmark on the envelope is timely.

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 and library tax rates for the 2021-22 school year, per $1,000 of assessed value, are:

  • Bethlehem – $19.876900

  • Coeymans – $18.485500

  • New Scotland – $ 20.313800

  • New Baltimore* – $28.008400
    *Property in New Baltimore is partially assessed, leading to a higher tax rate.

Paying School Taxes

School property taxes are due November 1, 2021, this year. School taxes will be collected without penalty from Sept. 1 , 2021 through the close of business on September 30, 2021. A penalty of 2% will be added to payments received from Oct. 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021. No payments will be accepted after November 1, 2021. 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 to the National Bank of Coxsackie. 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 Oct. 15, 2021).

If using a credit/debit card, the online provider’s fee includes a one-time transaction fee of $0.50 plus a three percent (3.5%) site fee for each transaction (minimum charge $2.00). To avoid penalties, online payments will only be accepted through October 15, 2021

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 $2,500.00.

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