TAX REDUCTION! SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES WILL DECREASE BY 17.88% THIS YEAR!
(That's a REDUCTION in taxes of 17.88%!)
The 2023-24 tax calculator is now live! Please follow this link to the tax calculator to see how much your taxes will DECREASE for next school year due to the -17.88% (minus seventeen point eighty eight percent) tax levy! Residents will need their "Assessed Value," which is typically a four-digit number located on your tax bill. Follow the link for a sample tax bill!
At the April 18, 2023 budget adoption meeting, the William Floyd Board of Education adopted its proposed budget for the 2023-24 school year, which calls for a -17.88% tax levy (minus seventeen point eighty eight percent), a REDUCTION in taxes of $1,055.09 for the average assessed home in the community (average home in the community is assessed at $1,995).
This budget, which maintains and adds student programs, clubs and other opportunities, as well as increases technology initiatives across the district, is fiscally responsible for residents while providing long-term multi-year sustainability for district operations. This reduction in taxes while adding programs is made possible due to New York State fully funding foundation aid.
The Board of Education has continued to put forth fiscally responsible budgets as evidenced by staying at or below the tax cap limit for the 12th consecutive year (every year during the tax cap era). This year's reduction to the budget of approximately $17.5 million in residents' portion of the tax levy, is due to the fiscal responsibility of the district along with the state funding foundation aid to its full extent. This is the second consecutive year that the district has reduced taxes ($5 million reduction last year) after a tax freeze three years ago!
Aside from the -17.88% budget proposal in Proposition #1, residents will also have the opportunity to vote to elect three trustees. The information, along with voter qualifications and registration is outlined below.
Proposition #1: To adopt the annual budget in the amount of $292,518,144 of the William Floyd School District for the fiscal year 2023-24, and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the school district.
Election of the Board of Education Trustees: To elect two trustees to the Board of Education for terms of three years commencing July 1, 2023 and ending June 30, 2026. The two seats are currently held by trustees Angelo Cassarino and Robert Taiani. To elect one trustee to the Board of Education to fill the remainder of the term previously held by Robert Guerriero, expiring on June 30, 2025. This seat is currently held by trustee Luis J. Soto. All three incumbent trustees are running unopposed.
Voter Qualifications & Registration: In order to vote on the William Floyd School District budget and election of trustees, residents must be registered. Voter eligibility requires that you are: a United States citizen, at least 18 years of age, a district resident for at least 30 days, and a registered voter with the District’s Board of Registry or with the Suffolk County Board of Elections. District voter registration applies only to voting in the William Floyd School District. Residents may register at any William Floyd school through May 9, 2023 or at the District Office through May 11, 2023. Voter registration at District Office will close at 5 pm on May 11, 2023, but will continue throughout the date of the vote at the Suffolk County Board of Elections. Absentee applications are available at the links below or by calling the district clerk. Please also see below to verify voter eligibility or contact District Clerk Carolyn Visintin at (631) 874-1117.
Please also click here or the photo at right for the annual budget brochure, which will be mailed to all households in the district in early May.
Please click here for the April 18, 2023 budget adoption presentation.
The budget hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 9, 2023, from 6:30 pm to 7 pm in the Jeananne Dawson Memorial Library at William Floyd High School. This meeting will be followed by a regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting beginning at 7 pm.
The annual budget vote and trustee election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, from 7 am to 9 pm in the William Floyd High School east lobby.
Please note that the district cannot provide public use of facilities under a contingent budget.
Check if you are registered to vote and to download absentee ballot instructions and an application.
If you have any questions about the budget, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Island Advance budget proposal recap and candidate profile are linked below.
Floyd budget reduces taxes again: "Over $87 monthly savings per average homeowner"
William Floyd to fill three seats, unopposed
- Fine Arts
- Floyd Academy
- Hobart Elementary
- Moriches Elementary
- Paca Middle School
- Tangier Elementary
- WF Elementary
- WF High School
- WF Learning Center
- WF Middle School
- Woodhull Elem