2014-2015 Budget Details




Click
here for the Final 2014-2015 Budget

Click here for the 2014-2015 School Budget Press Release of 4/28/14.

Click
here for the Revisions to the 2014-2015 Preliminary Working Budget.

Click here for the 2014-2015 Preliminary Working Budget

Click
here for the 2014-2015 Budget Events Press Release of 2/12/14


Preliminary Budget

Copies of the 2014-15 Preliminary Budget for the Great Neck Public Schools will be available as of Friday, February 28, at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. It will also be on the district Web site (greatneck.k12.ny.us) and distributed at Budget Meetings (listed below). Reference copies may be perused in each public school and in the Great Neck Library, all branches.

Budget Hearings and Adoption
Monday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., North High - Informal Public Budget Hearing
Monday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., South High -
Informal Public Budget Hearing
Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., North Middle - Official Budget Hearing and Adoption
Monday, May 12, 7:30 p.m., South Middle -
Annual Budget Hearing (Discussion Only)
Administrative Line-By-Line Public Budget Meeting
Saturday, April 5, 9:30 a.m., South High
Date and Time of Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Voting Locations
E.M. Baker School and South High School
Board of Education Seat(s) up for Election/Re-election
Board Trustees Lawrence R. Gross and Susan Healy
General Fund Appropriation
$214,067,850 (Revised and Final)
Amount Raised by Real Property Tax
$196,435,489 (Revised and Final)
State Aid
$7,118,018 (Revised and Final)
General Fund Appropriation Percent Increase
2.21% (Revised and Final)
Real Property Tax Percent Increase
1.97% (Revised and Final)
Budget Vote Results
GNPS Budget Vote Results: Yes: 1,679 No: 444
GNPS Board Trustee Lawrence R. Gross:
1,494
GNPS Board Trustee Susan Healy: 1,490
GNPS Board Trustee Candidate Chien Huang: 864
GN Library Budget Vote Results: Yes: TBD No: TBD


2013-2014 Budget


Click here for the Final 2013-2014 Budget
Click here for the 2013-2014 School Budget Press Release of 5/2/13
Click here for the 2013-2014 Preliminary Working Budget
Click
here for the 2013-2014 Budget Events Press Release of 2/21/13


2012-2013 Budget

Click here for the Final 2012-2013 Budget
Click
here for the 2012-2013 Budget Press Release of 5/3/12
Click here for the 2012-2013 Budget Events Calendar


2011-2012 Budget

Click here for the Final 2011-2012 Budget
Click
here for the 2011-2012 Budget Press Release of 4/28/11
Click
here for the 2011/2012 Budget Events Press Release of 2/18/11


Budget Process


Most of the school district's annual operating revenue comes from local property taxes. Tax rate allocations are determined by the Nassau County Board of Supervisors based on four classes of property. Property taxes for school district purposes may be deducted as local tax expenses on Federal and State income tax returns. Other major sources of revenue include grants and financial aid from State and Federal governments, rental income, interest on investments, and fees from Adult Program courses and summer programs.

The TAX CODE NUMBER FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS 234. It must be entered on New York State Income Tax Returns (Forms IT-200 and IT-201).

The budget process begins in early fall. By the middle of the school year, the Superintendent -- drawing on recommendations that he has been reviewing from principals, staff, PTAs and the UPTC Budget Committee -- presents his proposals to the Board of Education in the form of a Preliminary Working Budget. Copies of the Preliminary Working Budget are distributed at each of the Public Budget Hearings and are available at the Phipps Administration Building. Reference copies are available in each public school and in the Great Neck Library and its branches. All residents receive a mailing from the school district that includes the dates and locations of the Budget Hearings, the Proposed Budget Adoption, and the Budget Vote.

The schools also hold public budget meetings, under PTA auspices, for parents to examine and discuss the Preliminary Working Budget with Board trustees and staff.

The Board refrains from making firm decisions on budget appropriations until it has listened to the concerns of the community at the Hearings and through communications. After lengthy public discussion, the Board adopts the Proposed Budget, which is presented to the voters in May. All residents are informed through a districtwide mailing of the essential components of the Proposed Budget and of the Public Budget Vote. Copies of the Proposed Budget are available at Phipps, the schools, and the libraries.

If the Proposed Budget is not approved, the Board may resubmit the same or a revised Budget to the voters. If voter approval is not obtained, the Board is required to adopt a State-mandated Contingency Budget, which provides funds for maintaining current programs and meeting contractual obligations, but eliminates and/or restricts funds for sports and recreation, and classroom learning supplies and equipment.

Voter Registration


Residents who have voted in any school or general election since 2010 are automatically registered to vote in the school election on May 20. Residents who have not voted since 2010, or are not registered, may register at the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., on school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents must be 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, and have lived in the district for at least 30 days. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 15.

Applications for Absentee Ballots


Qualified, registered voters can obtain applications for absentee ballots from the district Web site (greatneck.k12.ny.us, click on Budget, then choose Absentee Ballot) or from the Office of the District Clerk, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd., on school days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents who are qualified voters and whose registration records have been marked "permanently disabled" by the Board of Elections will automatically receive absentee ballots. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m., on Tuesday, May 20.

Where Can I Get Budget Information?

 

Copies of the Budget
Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road
Reference Copies of the Budget
Individual Schools and Public Libraries
More Information about the Budget
Call 441-4020 during School Hours
Information about Registration, Voting
and Absentee Ballots
Call 441-4020 during School Hours

 

Budget Links


NYSED Budget Information - New York State Education Department Budget Information for the Great Neck Public Schools.

NYSED Property Tax Report Card - New York State Education Department Property Tax Report Card.


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