Budget & School Taxes

2020 - 2021 Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District Budget

The May vote was postponed and is now scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  Qualified voters will be asked to cast their ballot on a proposed school district budget, and elect three Board of Education candidates. Voting will be held via absentee ballot.
The Waterford Public Library budget proposition and trustees will also be on the ballot.

June 9, 2020 District Budget Vote 
The vote will be conducted by absentee ballot only. 
No onsite voting.
Absentee ballots will be mailed to all qualified voters in the district.

Many districts have experienced a delay in mailing the absentee ballots.

allots should be in homes the week of June 4 - June 6, 2020.

Ballots should be mailed back to the district. 
All ballots must be received by 5:00pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. 

If time is short and you feel your mailed ballot will not reach the school by June 9, 2020 you can drop your ballot off at school.  The district has made arrangements for ballots to be dropped off at school on the following days:

Monday, June 8th from 9:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Please call the District Office if you have any questions at 518-237-0800 ext. 3309 or jcaulkins@whufsd.org


Finance meetings to develop the budget, were scheduled for:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 
Finance meeting at 6:00 in the Library
Regular Board meeting to follow at 7:00
Presentation:  Finance Cmt Presentation February 12, 2020.pdf

Thursday, March 5, 2020 
Finance meeting at 6:00 in the Library 
Regular Board meeting to follow at 7:00
Presentation:  Finance Cmt Presentation March 5, 2020.pdf

Thursday, March 19, 2020  (Public access via Webex)
Finance meeting at 6:00 in the Library
Regular Board meeting to follow at 7:00. 

Presentation:  Finance Meeting postponed
Approval of annual notice; Board of Education nominating petitions will be available in the district office.

Thursday, April 2, 2020 (Public access via Webex)
Finance meeting at 6:00 in the Library
Regular Board meeting to follow at 7:00

 Finance Committee Presentation April 2, 2020.pdf

Monday,  April 20, 2020(POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC)
Board of Education nominating petitions due in the Superintendent's Office.  Three terms of office expire on June 30, 2020:  Jack Catanzarita, David Lee and Jamie Maloney currently hold those positions.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2020  (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC)
Voter absentee applications and ballots available in the Superintendent's Office  

Thursday, April 23, 2020 (Public access via Webex)
Finance Committee Meeting in the Library at 6:00pm 

Regular Board Meeting in the Library at 7:00.
Presentation:  Finance Committee Presentation April 23, 2020.pdf
The Board will postpone a vote to adopt the preliminary 2020 - 2021 school budget. The final proposal will be placed on the ballot for voter approval by qualified district residents when NYS School Districts are notified of a new budget vote date and a new schedule is developed.

Thursday, May 7,  2020

Official Budget Hearing and Regular Board meeting at 7:00 in the Library notifying qualified voters of the details contained in the 2020 - 2021 district budget.  This budget will appear on the June 9, 2020 ballot.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020   (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 19 PANDEMIC)
District Budget Vote and Board of Education Election
12:00pm - 8:00pm in the Auditorium Lobby
Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD
125 Middletown Road, Waterford, NY  12188.

Thursday, May 21, 2020 (Public access via Webex)
Board of Education Meeting
Presentation:  Finance Committee Presentation May 21, 2020.pdf

District Budget Newsletter 2020 - 2021 
WH Budget Newsletter 20-21.pdf

Tuesday, June 2, 2020  
(Public access via Webex) 

Board of Education Budget Hearing and Regular Meeting
7:00pm in the Library
Budget Hearing Presentation:  Budget Hearing June 2, 2020.pdf

Fiscal S
upplement: Link  https://data.nysed.gov/fiscal.php?year=2019&instid=800000038501

School District Report Card: Link:  https://data.nysed.gov/essa.php?instid=800000038501&year=2019&createreport=1&allchecked=1&OverallStatus=1&section_1003=1&EMStatus=1&EMindicators=1&EMcomposite=1&EMgrowth=1&EMcompgrowth=1&EMelp=1&EMprogress=1&EMchronic=1&EMpart=1&HSStatus=1&HSindicators=1&HScomposite=1&HSgradrate=1&HScompgrowth=1&HSprogress=1&HSchronic=1&HScccr=1&HSpart=1&38ELA=1&38MATH=1&48SCI=1&regents=1&cohort=1&nyseslat=1&nysaa=1&naep=1&staffqual=1&gradrate=1&feddata=1

Exemption Impact Report
Exemption Impact Report.pdf

Administrative Salary Disclosure
Administrative Salary Disclosure.pdf

Property Tax Report Card
Property Tax Report Card 2020.pdf

Conducted via absentee ballots
The Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD is working together with the Waterford Public Library to present both the school district and library budget propositions and school board candidates and library trustees

Board of Education Candidates
Jack Catanzarita, David Lee, Jamie Maloney, 

The Board of Education would like the thank the community for their support of public education in the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District.

General information about the budget process and voting
On the third Tuesday of each May, New York State residents go to the polls to vote on the annual school district budget and to elect members of the Board of Education.

District residents can now look up their school tax information using the link below.