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Budget

This page provides links to current and past budget and tax information.

2019-20 Budget

Voters approve the 2019-20 budget

Central Valley School District voters went to polls on Tuesday, May 21 and approved the district’s proposed 2019-20 school budget 262 yes — 29 no. The budget passed with 93.2 percent in favor. Voters also elected Jane North, Matt Darrow, and Jason Sanchez to three-year terms to the board of education. (more details)

Key numbers – 2019-20 budget

  • Total spending—$51,949,184; up 9.37 percent or $4,449,184 compared to the current year
  • Tax levy—$8,600,000; increase of $0 or 0.0 percent
  • Board of education election—three candidates vying for three seats. Jason Sanchez, Matt Darrow, Jane North will appear on the ballot in that order.

Tax levy remains lower than 2012-13

On Tuesday, May 15, residents of the Central Valley School District will go to the polls to vote on the district’s proposed $47,500,000 budget for the 2018-19 school year. The proposal would increase spending 5.61 percent or $2,525,000 more than the current year. This would result in a 1.94 percent or $164,000 tax levy increase. The proposed levy is less than the district’s tax levy limit and will require a simple majority of greater than 50 percent of voters for approval. (Read more about the 2019-20 budget vote)

Mark your calendar to vote May 21

Central Valley School District residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to vote on the 2018-19 school budget. Polls are open noon-8 p.m. in the Central Valley Academy small gym, 111 Frederick St., Ilion. To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a resident of the school district at least 30 days prior to the vote.

Required budget information

Required budget information online—New York State law requires that school districts post certain budget information online for the public to review. Below find PDFs of each required report. If you have any trouble accessing the information in the PDFs, please contact the district business office at 315-894-5000, press 6. Copies are also available from the district office.

Timeline of a school budget

Most people only become aware of school budgets when the local media begins running budget stories or school districts begin holding budget meetings. The truth is that the budget process begins long before. Here is a timeline that explains the school district’s budget process.

Paying your tax bill

Early in September, Herkimer County prints and mails Central Valley CSD’s property tax bills. Taxes must be paid in full and are due no later than Oct. 1. Taxes paid after Oct. 1 are subject to a 2 percent fee. Taxes may be paid by mail or in person.

  • To pay by mail, make checks payable to Cherri L Hyer, Central Valley CSD Receiver of Taxes and mail to:

Cherri L Hyer
Central Valley CSD Receiver of Taxes
PO Box 160
Mohawk, NY 13407

  • To pay in person:

66 E Main St, Mohawk, NY
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Phone: 315-866-0500
The office is closed Labor Day and Columbus Day.