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2015-2016 Budget

 Lakeland Voters Approve the 2015-2016 Budget,
Elect Trustees and Approve Bus Proposition

The official results including absentee and paper ballots were:

BUDGET: YES-899  NO-268


Board of Education Trustee Election

*Carol Ann Dobson (incumbent): 911 votes

*Michael Daly: 850 votes

*Karen Pressman: 825 votes

Michael Chechia: 603 votes

*The top three are elected to three-year terms on the Board of Education.
2015-2016 Board of Education Proposed Budget Information

The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education has approved a proposed 2015-2016 budget of $161,174,165. This represents a zero (0%) increase in the budget from the current school year's spending plan. The proposal also includes a district wide tax levy increase of 0.50%. This increase is below the state-mandated allowable tax levy increase (1.30%) for Lakeland and one of the lowest in the past 18 years.

The Board of Education and administration began public meetings on the budget in January and finished in April with the adoption of the budget by the board. As in previous years, the Board of Education and administration's goals were to balance the needs of our students with the fiscal responsibility to our community. Again this year, the process included a program-by-program budget review and continued cost-saving measures districtwide.

The vote on the proposed budget will be Tuesday, May 19 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Van Cortlandtville Elementary School, Main Street, Mohegan Lake.
Click here for a copy of the Superintendent's presentation on the budget. 

Click here for a copy of the budget.

Click here to view a copy of the budget newsletter.

Information on the Proposed 2015-2016 Budget will be available in several forms for district residents.


Board of Education 2015-2016 Budget Meeting Schedule

The following are the budget meetings the Board of Education held in preparing the 2015-2016 budget.  Videos will be available after the meeting is held.

Date Budget Topic Location Video
January 8, 2015
Superintendent Dr. George Stone will present an overview of the budget process.
Operation and Maintenance, Transportation, and General Support budgets Administration Building
7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.
February 5, 2015
Debt Service, Technology and Employee Benefits budgets Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.

New Date: March 12, 2015

Due to weather conditions the district was closed on March 5, 2015 (originally meeting date).  The meeting was rescheduled to March 12, 2015.

Instructional, BOCES and Special Education budgets Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.
April 9, 2015

Adopted 2015-16 BOE Budget, click here
Finalize and adopt 2015-2016 Educational Plan and Budget Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
Click here to view the video.
April 20, 2015 Deadline for Board of Education Candidate Petitions Administration Building
5:00 PM
May 5, 2015 Budget Public Hearing Administration Building
at 7:00 PM
May 19, 2015 2015 - 2016 Budget and Board of Education Trustee Vote 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Van Cortlandtville Elementary School,
3100 East Main St., Route 6,
Mohegan Lake, NY