On May 17, 2022, Fonda-Fultonville residents will head to the polls to vote on a proposed $31,962,793 spending plan for the 2022-23 school year. Under the proposal, spending would increase by 3.62% from the current year. The proposed budget carries a 1.9% tax levy increase which is below the district’s assigned tax levy “cap” of 2.61%. Budget approval requires a simple majority of voters (50% plus one).
The proposed budget maintains all programs, staff and services, along with additional mental health support for students.
The proposed budget for the coming school year was adopted unanimously by the Board of Education at its April 14 meeting.
To view the 2022-23 budget newsletter, click here.
2022-23 Capital Infrastructure Project
A capital infrastructure project will be voted on by our school community on May 17, 2022. The upcoming capital infrastructure project will center on infrastructure replacement, upgrades, and expansion that will enable the district to strengthen its capacity to create state-of-the-art learning spaces.
Primarily, the capital infrastructure project will center on specific areas involving building electric capacity for our middle and high school campuses; replacing and upgrading the plumbing and bathrooms in the middle and high school; replacing specific elementary roofs; redesigning our middle and high school parking lots and main loop to create a more efficient parking and drop-off area for students, families and staff to access our campus in a safe and timely manner.
Please take a moment to view this presentation by Superintendent of School Mr. Ciaccio as he outlines the details of the capital improvement project.
Additional propositions to be considered by district voters:
Capital Reserve Fund Proposition
Voters to authorize the establishment of a new Capital Reserve Fund in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000.
Frothingham Free Public Library Proposition
Vote on $50,000 for the Frothingham Free Public Library in Fonda. Under state education law, funding for libraries is collected by the school district and then forwarded to the respective libraries.
Fort Hunter Free Library Proposition
Vote on $18,000 for the Fort Hunter Free Library in Amsterdam. Under state education law, funding for libraries is collected by the school district and then forwarded to the respective libraries.
All voters must be U.S. citizens, age 18 or older and residents of the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Advanced registration is NOT required. You may be asked to show proof of residency (such as a valid ID that lists your address) when voting.
Board of Education election
Elect two (2) members of the Board of Education to a three (3) year term commencing on July 1, 2022, and expiring June 30, 2025. Matt Sullivan and Bonnie Couture whose terms expire on June 30, 2022 are running unopposed.
Absentee ballots are available for residents who are unable to come to the polls if they are out of town or because of health concerns, including but not limited to illness, disability or hospitalization. Absentee voters must first complete an application. If you want the ballot mailed, the application must be received no later than May 10. To receive an application, contact the district clerk Lori Maves at 518-853-4415 ext. 4230. Completed ballots must be received by the district by mail or drop-off no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.
Learn more about the 2022-23 budget
2022-23 Proposed Budget Snapshot
- Total Budget: $31,962,793
- Total Budget Change from 2021-22: $1,117,875 or 3.62%
- Tax Levy Change from 2021-22: $206,688 or 1.9%
- Tax Levy Limit (“Cap”): 2.61%
- Use of Reserves: $138,470
2021-22 Budget Snapshot
- Total Budget: $30,844,918
- Total Budget Change from 2020-21: $997,207 or 3.34%
- Tax Levy Change from 2019-20: $15,894 or 0.15%
- Tax Levy Limit (“Cap”): 0.15%
- Use of Reserves: $1,060,905
2020-21 Budget Snapshot
Total Budget: $29,847,711
Total Budget Decrease from 2019-20: $1,012,358 or –1.6%
Tax Levy Change from 2019-20: $367,329 or 3.5%
Tax Levy Limit (“Cap”): 6.2%
Use of Reserves: $925,000
Check the status of your tax bill online
The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Tax Bills are online if you’d like to check to see if your school tax bill is paid. Please note that paid information is on a time-delay and is provided for your convenience only.
This link will take you to the Montgomery County Tax Bill Search and View page. When on this page, click on the drop down arrow for school selection list and click on “Fonda/Fultonville School District-Original and Updated Information Available.” Enter your search information in any of the categories listed and click on the “Submit” button. The listing of school tax bills will appear according to your search criteria. Click on the tax bill number of the school tax bill you would like to view. To print the viewed tax bill, right click and select print.