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2022-2023 Budget


Budget Info

The Lakeland Central School District Board of Education held the 2022-2023 Budget Vote and School Board Trustee Election on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School. Please see below for the results.



  1. The $175,669,662 budget passed by a vote of 2159 to 856
  2. The vehicle purchase proposition passed by a vote of 2203 to 805
  3. The Capital Repair Reserve proposition passed by a vote of 2323 to 675


Board of Education Trustee Election: Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, Adam Kaufman, and Michael Marchese were elected to 3-year terms on the Board of Education (expiring June 30, 2025). Becky Burfeind was elected to a 2+ year term on the Board of Education (expiring June 30, 2024). Board of Education vote totals: 

  • Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar- 1331
  • Adam E. Kaufman- 1217
  • Michael Marchese- 1154
  • Becky Burfeind- 1113
  • Joe Ascanio- 1082
  • Chuck Monsanto- 1082
  • Paul Edwards- 1016
  • Laura Perozo- 984
  • Erin O’Grady- 812
  • Maggie Perlman- 769
  • Genie Muller- 749
  • Beth Dee- 718


The Board will vote to accept the results at the May 19, 2022 Board of Education Business meeting at 7:30 PM at Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School, Cafeteria B.

Legal Notices
LCSD Notice of Annual Meeting, Including Election of the Members of the Board of Education and Vote on the School District Budget and Propositions
Annual Meeting Legal Notice
Aviso Legal Reunión Anual (Español)

Budget Information
On April 7, 2022, the Board of Education adopted the 2022-2023 School Budget.  The proposed budget is $175,669,662. The budget to budget increase is 4.41%. The Districtwide Tax Levy increase is 1.99%, under the New York State Tax Cap Limit of 3.49%.

Budget Newsletter
Click here for the 2022-2023 Budget Brochure in English
Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto del presupuesto 2022-2023 en Español

Budget Question & Answer
Click here for recently asked and answered questions in English.
Haga clic aquí para ver las preguntas hechas y respondidas recientemente en español.

Budget Calendar

January 27, 2022 (video)
Budget Overview - Presentation by Dr. Karen Gagliardi
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Budget Overview in the areas of Operations & Maintenance, Transportation, and General Support - Presentation by Ms. Joy Myke
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February 10, 2022 (video)
Budget Overview in the Areas of Benefits, Debt Service, and Technology - Presentation by Ms. Joy Myke
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March 10, 2022 (video)
Budget Overview in the Areas of Instructional Programs, BOCES, and Special Education - Presentation by Dr. Tracy Norman, Mr. Joseph Spatola, and Ms. Joy Myke
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April 7, 2022 (video)
Finalize 2022-2023 Educational Plan and Adopt Proposed Budget
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April 18, 2022 
Deadline for Board of Education Candidate Petitions, Administration Building (District Clerk), 5:00 pm

April 19, 2022
BOCES Vote, Administration Building (Board Room), 7:00 am

May 3, 2022
Budget Hearing, Van Cortlandtville ES, 7:00 pm

May 17, 2022 
Annual Budget and Trustee Vote, Van Cortlandtville ES, 7:00 am-9:00 pm

In order to vote, you must be a US Citizen, at least 18 years old by May 17, 2022, a School District resident for 30 days immediately preceding the vote, and registered with the Westchester or Putnam Counties Board of Elections or registered to vote in School District elections and having voted in any School District election/vote during the past 4 calendar years.  If you are not registered, you can register with the County Board of elections by mail or remotely through the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website at https://dmv.ny.gov/more-info/electronic-voter-registration-application