The Superintendent of Schools and the administrative staff shall have the overall responsibility for budget preparation, including the construction of and adherence to a budget calendar. In developing the budget, the Superintendent may seek advice and suggestions from the Board of Education, staff, students and the community. The Board may use district monies to present its annual budget and related information to the voters. It shall not, however, use these funds to promote the budget or to ask for a “yes” vote.
The budget shall be designed to reflect the Board’s objectives for the education of the children of the district. It shall be carefully organized and planned to provide adequate accounting for each program expenditure, understanding of the financial needs of anticipated program developments, and be within the financial limitations of the district. To assist in budget and long-range planning, ongoing studies of the district’s educational programs will include estimates of the fiscal implications of each program.
The budget for the ensuing school year shall be thoroughly reviewed by the Board before its presentation to the voters for final adoption.
Cross-ref: 1210, Citizens Advisory Committees
Ref: State Education Department Handbook No. 3 on Budget
Phillips v. Maurer, 67 NY2d 672 (1986)
Appeal of Waitkins, 26 EDR 263 (1986)
Matter of Greenville Taxpayer’s Association, 26 EDR 22 (1986)
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: February 4, 2003