2021-22 Budget News

Resident Approve Budget, Versocki & Morse Elected to Board

Thank you for voting and for continuously supporting the district

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, BH-BL residents went to the polls and approved the 2021-22 school budget vote with 1,466 yes votes to 415 no votes and a passing percentage of 78. Residents also approved proposition #2 on the ballot, the continuation of an ex-officio student board member, with 1,652 yes votes to 214 no votes. The two open board seats will be filled next school year by the two candidates who received the highest votes: David Versocki with 1,424 votes and Lisa M. Morse with 1,481 votes. (Ben Riehlman received 482 votes.) Learn more about the budget.

Budget Advisory Committee News

Nov. 24: Budget Advisory Committee Review Human Resource Adjustment Strategy

At the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24, members reviewed Human Resource Adjustments, the fourth and final strategy for dealing with the possibility of significant mid-year state aid cuts. [FULL STORY]

Nov. 17: Budget Advisory Committee Reviews Strategy #3

At the district’s Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, members were presented with an overview of a third strategy for dealing with the possibility of significant mid-year state aid cuts–Program and Service Reductions.  [FULL STORY]

Nov. 10: Budget Advisory Committee Discusses Revenue Increase Strategies

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the BH-BL Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) met for its third meeting, focusing their time on the strategy of using fund balance as a means of making up for a potential 20 percent cut in NYS aid. As part of this topic, the committee also discussed the tax levy, tax cap requirements, and the impact school tax increases could have on the community. [FULL STORY]

October 27: Budget Advisory Committee Explores Short-Term Structural Changes

Meetings of the Board of Education’s Budget Advisory Committee continued this week as district leadership also continues to prepare for the possibility that the district may face a cut in NYS aid of up to 20 percent. [FULL STORY]

October 21, 2020: Budget Advisory Committee Brainstorms Cost Saving Ideas

At its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 2020 Budget Advisory Committee, lead by co-chairs David Versocki and Lakshmi Nagarajan, convened virtually to discuss the committee’s charge, learn more about the financial impact potential state aid reductions would have on BH-BL, and begin brainstorming cost saving and revenue generating strategies that could be implemented by the district to address this significant revenue shortfall anticipated for next school year. [FULL STORY]

Board of Education Forms Budget Advisory Committee

At its Oct. 6 meeting, the BH-BL Board of Education appointed 51 people to its 2021-22 Budget Advisory Committee.  The committee will begin by reviewing the district’s current and future budgets and delve into the impact the proposed state aid cuts will have on the district. [FULL STORY]