Budget & Taxes

The school budget is the biggest investment the community collectively makes with its tax dollars. District leaders work to make the most effective use of resources to benefit students, to develop and manage the budget in a responsible and transparent manner and to be accountable to taxpayers.

Each spring the board of education adopts a budget for the coming school year for a community vote. New York state has designated the third Tuesday in May as the date for school budget votes.

On Tuesday, May 21, Ogdensburg City School District residents voted to approve the district’s $55,261,205 proposed 2024-25 budget with 196 voting in favor and 35 voting against it. The proposed plan calls for a $0—or 0%—increase in spending over the current year’s budget and carries a 0% tax levy increase.

2024-25 Budget Information

  • Total Budget: $55,261,205

  • Spending Increase: 0%

  • Tax Levy Increase: 0%

“Our primary focus in crafting this budget has been to ensure that every student has access to the resources, support, and opportunities they need to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. From classroom instruction to extracurricular activities, we are dedicated to providing a well-rounded education that prepares our students for success in college, career, and life,” said Superintendent of Schools Kevin Kendall. “I’d like to thank our community for supporting the budget and the work of our school staff.”

Board of Education Election

Two candidates were elected to the board of education to serve five-year terms. The terms will begin July 1, 2024.

  • Ronald Johnson (207 votes)

  • Doug Loffler (188 votes)

2023-24 Budget Information

  • Total Budget: $55,261,205

  • Spending Increase: 3.22%

  • Tax Levy Increase: 0%

2023-24 Budget Materials

2022-23 Budget Information

  • Total Budget: $53,537,655

  • Spending Increase: 8.40%

  • Tax Levy Increase: 0%

2021-22 Budget Information

  • Total Budget: $49,388,000

  • Spending Increase: 4.64%

  • Tax Levy Increase: 0%

2020-21 Budget Information

  • Total Budget: $47,200,000

  • Spending Increase: 4.89%

  • Tax Levy Increase: 2.39%

School Budgets in 60 Seconds

Check out this video on a brief overview of how school budgets are developed in New York State.