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Budget & Finance

The New Hartford CSD administration works to develop a budget that supports the district’s vision and provides for the needs of all students while maintaining the fiscal responsibility owed to the community at large.

Each spring the Board of Education adopts a school budget proposal for the coming school year to be put up for a community vote. In New York state, school district budget votes take place on the third Tuesday in May.

2024-25 Budget Information | Fiscal Transparency | Voting Information | STAR | School Tax Payment

2024-25 Budget Information

When to vote: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

2024-25 Budget Calendar

Nov. 30, 2023Review calendar and forecast on major factors affecting budgetFinance Committee
Dec. 5, 2023Review and adopt calendarBoard of Education
Jan. 17, 2024Building & Grounds Report (Facilities’ Needs) (Transportation Needs)

Enrollment Projections/Program Staffing Review
Building, Grounds, and Transportation Committee

Staffing & Curriculum Committee
Feb. 15, 2024Property tax levy limit review and approval, budget discussions and reviewFinance Committee
March 20, 2024Budget books distributed, budget discussion and review, budget notice and property tax report card reviewFinance Committee and Board of Education Budget Workshop
April 16, 2024Final review and budget adoption, property tax report card approvalBoard of Education
May 14, 2024Budget hearingBoard of Education
May 21, 2024Budget vote
Adopted Dec. 5, 2023

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Fiscal Transparency

View the district’s 2022-2023 Fiscal Transparency Report.

Local & State Audits

Financial Reports

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Voting Information

Voter Eligibility

By law, all voters must be U.S. citizens, age 18 or older and residents of the New Hartford Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote. Proof of residency (such as a driver’s license) may be required at the time you vote.

You must be registered in order to vote.

Voter Registration

Check back for voter registration dates for the May 21, 2024 school budget vote.

Absentee Ballots

An application for absentee ballots can be requested by mail from the District Clerk, Kim Schweitzer:

Kim Schweitzer
c/o District Office
33 Oxford Road, New Hartford, NY, 13413

Applications can also be picked up at Bradley Elementary School.

Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the May 16 election (if mailed to the voter) or the day before the election (if the ballot is picked up by the voter.)

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Schweitzer at (315) 624-1218.

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School Tax Payment

For the 2023-2024 school tax collection, the New Hartford Central School District will again be offering an online payment option in addition to traditional mail-in payments.

The district does not accept in-person payments. The district will accept credit card and eCheck (electronic check) payments online at egov.basgov.com/newhartfordcentralschool.

For eCheck (electronic check) payments of up to $50,000, a fee of $1.80 will be applied; and for eCheck payments of up to $75,000, a fee of $3.00 will be applied.

For all credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, etc.) payments, a fee of 2.50% of the tax payment amount will be applied. For Debit Card payments, a flat fee of $4.00 will be applied.

All fees stated above will be incurred by the taxpayer.

In addition, taxpayers will have the option to print a receipt for their records once their online payment has been submitted via the website.

The district will also continue to accept mail-in payments made to its M&T Bank lockbox in Buffalo. Mail-in payments should be addressed to New Hartford Central School District PO Box 910, Buffalo NY, 14240.

Questions concerning New Hartford CSD school tax bills or payment options should be directed to Robin Kennedy, Tax Collector, at 315-525-2479 or rkennedy@nhart.org.

Departments & Services Links

Mary Mandel, Assistant Superintendent of Business Affairs

29 Oxford Road
New Hartford, NY 13413
Phone: 315-624-1202

Sandy Wagner, Secretary – Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs
Robin Kennedy, Tax Collector

Phone: 315-525-2479

Jackie Circelli, District Treasurer
Carla Marsala, Purchasing
Karen Suppa, Accounts Payable
Patty Nessel, Payroll
Diana Jaworski, Personnel


New York State’s School Tax Relief Program, also known as STAR, provides partial school property tax savings to eligible homeowners.

Most New Yorkers who own and live in their homes are eligible for STAR savings on their primary residences. Because the STAR program is not a district program, a taxpayer’s STAR savings are not factored into a school budget.

Learn More: Understanding NY State’s STAR Program.


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