2022-23 Budget News

2022-23 Budget News

BH-BL Residents Pass Budget, Elect Longtin & Mitchell to Board

On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, BH-BL residents approved the 2022-23 school budget of $76,634,726 with 2,173 yes votes and 794 no votes, and a passing margin of nearly 73 percent. Residents also elected incumbent Jennifer Longtin to her fourth term and David Mitchell to his first term on the board of education. They received the two highest votes with Longtin receiving 1,569 votes and Mitchell receiving 1,528 votes. The other candidates running received the following number of votes Michele Draves, 202; Emily Walsh, 565; David Barclay, 476; Ben Riehlman, 521; Tom Bird, 407 and Melissa Barone, 526. Thank you all for voting.

Board Adopts 2022-23 Proposed Budget to Go Before Voters May 17

At its meeting on April 13, the BH-BL Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2022-23 budget proposal that goes before voters on Tuesday, May 17. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the gym at BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Road. Residents will decide on a $76.6 million budget with a tax levy increase of 2.5% and an estimated tax rate increase of 1.82%. This means, for instance, if your home is in Glenville and last September’s tax bill shows its total full-market value was $203,529, your school tax bill could increase by $76 in September. At the polls, residents will also select TWO candidates to the Board of Education. You can learn more about the residents who are running for a three-year term on the board at the Meet-the-Candidates Night, Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m.  A detailed budget newsletter will be mailed to residents in early May. Additionally, hard copies of the state-required detailed budget packet are located every school building as well posted online. [2022-23 School Budget Info Packet] Please contact Assistant Superintendent Dr. Christopher Abdoo with questions.

2022-23 Budget Forum

On Thursday, April 7, the Board of Education and school district leaders held a budget forum to outline and share details of the proposed 2022-23 budget forum. Click here to view a recording of the presentation.

2022-23 Budget Calendar & Budget Objectives

The 2022-23 school budget process is in full swing, and budget updates will be given and discussed at Budget Committee* meetings and Board of Education meetings, both of which are open to the public. This year’s budget vote is Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at BH-BL High School, 88 Lakehill Road. Budget updates and news will be share on the website and a budget newsletter will mailed to residents in early May. To learn about budget objectives and context, and view the budget calendar, please view this webpage. *Budget Committee Meetings may get added at various times prior to board meetings. Those changes will be announced on this page.