SAYVILLE SCHOOLS

Sayville school budget is "fiscally responsible"

Sam Desmond
Posted 6/4/20

PROPOSED BUDGET TOTAL: $96,208,308

Increase (from 2019-2020 budget): 1.97 percent

Increase per average home (assessed at $40,000): $157/year or $13 per month

STATE AID: Last year, …

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SAYVILLE SCHOOLS

Sayville school budget is "fiscally responsible"

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PROPOSED BUDGET TOTAL: $96,208,308

Increase (from 2019-2020 budget): 1.97 percent

Increase per average home (assessed at $40,000): $157/year or $13 per month

STATE AID: Last year, 2019-2020, the state aid given to Sayville School District was $26,509,284 ( or 27.5 percent of the total budget). Given this year’s fiscal crisis with the state from lost revenue due to COVID-19, it is anticipated that state aid will diminish by up to 20 percent. To combat this loss, the district has found “there are several budget areas where the District was able to realize budgetary savings due to monies not being spent in the current school year.” The District has also further advised that they, “would not be looking to place any additional financial burden upon the taxpayers of Sayville.”

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS: “The proposed 2020-2021 budget is a ‘complete budget’ that is fiscally responsible and, on that maintains and modestly grows our instructional opportuni- ties for our students and community.”

Noted Increases/ Decreases in Budget:

• Superintendent’s Office (+$54,137), this is due clerical staff reallocated to the superintendent’s office.

• General Insurance (+$33,800), this is due to a projected increase in the District’s Liability and Property

Insurance from completed capital projects and business improvement.

• Principal’s Office (+60,640), this is due to contractual salary increas- es, as well as BOCES, photocopy, and supply costs for each of the six instructional buildings.

• Contract Transportation (+$160,226), this is due to a five-year contract being awarded to Suffolk Transportation and was determined as the most cost-effective solution to “stabilize transportation costs for the next year and subsequent years.”

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