Budget Vote: May 21 from 7 am to 9 pm at William Floyd High School (east lobby)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my taxes go up if the budget is approved?
If the budget is approved, taxes will rise by 0.99%, which translates to $92 per year or 0.25 cents per day for the average assessed home in the community (average assessment is 1,995). You can find your home's assessed value on your tax bill. Input that number into the tax calculator to find out what the difference in taxes will be for you under this proposed budget.

Why are you raising taxes this year after three years of keeping it at zero (2021-22) or two consecutive years of reductions (2022-23 and 2023-24)?
The district held the budget to a zero increase in 2021-22, a nearly $5 million reduction in the tax levy in 2022-23, and a $17.5 million reduction in the tax levy in 2023-24. With the outlook of the economy, the district is focusing on long-term plans to sustain district operations through any future financial downturns.

What is the tax levy for the 2024-25 proposed budget? (How much will the community be levied in taxes?) 
The tax levy - the amount that residents pay for - has been reduced by more than $22 million over the past three budget cycles providing relief to residents. This year, the tax levy for the entire community will be $81,185,000 (more than $22 million lower than just three years ago).

Why is the proposed budget the same amount as the contingent budget?
The proposed and contingent numbers are the same, which also occurred last year. The difference between the proposed budget and the contingent budget is that the “tax levy” has to remain the same as the year before. So, if the proposed budget is defeated then the tax levy will not increase the 0.99%, as indicated in the brochure; and, the difference in revenue may be offset by the use of reserves. However, as noted, under a contingent budget, the use of facilities is restricted.

What are Proposition #2 and Proposition #3? Will my taxes go up as a result of this too?
Proposition #2 is for a Capital Reserve in the amount of $10 million to pay for capital repairs and improvements. Proposition #3 is for a Repair Reserve in the amount of $6 million. Please see the full text of each proposition at the bottom of this page. These propositions will not result in an increase in taxes as it will use existing funds already levied. Resident approval is needed to use the funds for these purposes.

Who are the trustees running for election this year?
Trustees Jennifer Ng Heitman and Kevin Meyer are both running for re-election to new three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2024 and ending on June 30, 2027. Both are running unopposed. Please click here to read more about both trustees, along with a budget article, from the Long Island Advance.


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This page is the one-stop location for all 2024 Budget Vote and Trustee Election information! Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual budget hearing on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm and to cast your ballot on Tuesday, May 21, from 7 am to 9 pm in the William Floyd High School east lobby. Please see the information below and bookmark this page!

The 2024-25 tax calculator is now live! Click here and enter your home's assessed value to find out the change in taxes in the proposed budget. The assessed value is found on your tax bill - please click here for a sample tax bill!

2024 - 2025 Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) Presentations
BAC Meeting #1 
BAC Meeting #2 
BAC Meeting #3 
BAC Meeting #4 Budget Adoption
BAC Meeting #5
 

2024 - 2025 Budget Files
Am I registered to Vote
Absentee Instructions and Application (English)
Absentee Instructions and Application (Spanish) 
Early-Vote Instructions and Application (English) 
Early-Vote Instructions and Application (Spanish) 
NYS Tax Levy Cap Information
Tax Cap Formula
Budget Glossary


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At the April 16, 2024 budget adoption meeting, the William Floyd Board of Education adopted its proposed budget for the 2024-25 school year, which calls for a slight increase of less than one percent (0.99%), which estimates to a yearly increase of $92 (0.25 cents per day) for the averaged assessed home in the community (the average assessed home in the community is 1,995). This modest proposed increase, which maintains and adds programs, comes on the heels of the past three years in which the district held the budget to a zero increase in 2021-22, a nearly $5 million reduction in the tax levy in 2022-23, and a $17.5 million reduction in the tax levy in 2023-24. With the outlook of the economy, the district is focusing on long-term plans to sustain district operations through any future financial downturns. In addition to the budget, there are two propositions on the ballot - the creation of both the Capital Reserve and Repair Reserve funds to address facilities needs and upgrades without asking for additional funds from residents! Two trustee seats are also up for re-election - those currently held by Jennifer Ng Heitman and Kevin Meyer. Please mark your calendars for the annual budget hearing on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 pm and to vote on Tuesday, May 21, from 7 am to 9 pm in the William Floyd High School east lobby.

Proposition #1: To adopt the annual budget in the amount of $310,860,689 of the William Floyd School District for the fiscal year 2024-25, and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of the school district.

Proposition #2: Capital Reserve in the amount of $10,000,000
Shall the Board of Education of the William Floyd Union Free School District be authorized to establish a new capital reserve fund pursuant to Section 3651 of the Education Law of the State of New York, to be known as the “2024 Capital Reserve Fund” to pay costs of masonry upgrades, plumbing upgrades, electrical upgrades, mechanical upgrades, technology upgrades, telephone upgrades, roof replacement on District buildings, door replacement, window replacement, turf replacement, fencing, site work, including but not limited to paving, curbs and sidewalks, renovation/reconstruction/construction of interior and exterior instructional and/or athletic spaces, abatement of hazardous materials and/or the purchase of furnishings/equipment in an amount of up to $10 million dollars (plus interest earned thereon), having a probable term of ten (10) years and be authorized to raise $10 million dollars to fund such capital reserve fund in the current (2023-24) or future years through various sources including, but not limited to, (i) amounts from budgetary appropriations; and/or (ii) unappropriated fund balance made available by the Board of Education; and/or (iii) authorized transfers from other available reserves in accordance with existing law; and/or (iv) New York state aid received and made available by the Board of Education?

Proposition #3: Repair Reserve in the amount of $6,000,000
Shall the Board of Education of the William Floyd Union Free School District be authorized to establish a new Repair Reserve fund pursuant to Section 6-d of the General Municipal Law, to be known as the “2024 Repair Reserve Fund” for the purposes of paying for repairs to capital improvements or equipment of a type that does not recur annually or at shorter intervals, in an amount up to $6 million dollars (plus interest earned thereon), having a probable term of ten (10) years, to be funded with current (2023-24) or future years budgetary appropriations or other revenues not required by law to be paid into other funds or accounts?

Election of the Board of Education Trustees: To elect two trustees to the Board of Education for terms of three years commencing July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2027. The two seats are currently held by trustees Jennifer Ng Heitman and Kevin Meyer.

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 14, 2024 or at the District Office through May 16, 2024. Voter registration at District Office will close at 5 pm on May 16, 2024, but will continue throughout the date of the vote at the Suffolk County Board of Elections. Absentee applications are available on the district website or by calling the district clerk. For further information or to verify voter eligibility, please contact District Clerk Carolyn Visintin at (631) 874-1117.

Questions? Please email publicrelations@wfsd.k12.ny.us

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