Budget Information

Brunswick (Brittonkill) CSD 2016-17 School Budget Approved

The Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District $23,105,290 budget was approved by a vote of 348 (yes) to 172 (no) on May 17. This budget represents a $679,315 increase in spending over the current year’s budget and will result in an estimated .89 percent tax rate increase for residents.

Residents also elected four members to the Board of Education—Margaret McCarthy (415 votes), Jack Roddy (409 votes), Leah Wertz (372 votes) and Judy Wienman (333 votes).Thank you to everyone in our community who took the time to vote!

2016-17 Budget Vote and District Election is May 17
8 a.m to 8 p.m.
Multipurpose Gymnasium

Annual Budget Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 5

At its April 7th meeting, the Board of Education adopted the proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year. The budget totals $23,105,290, an increase by $679,315 over this year’s budget. The budget carries a tax levy increase of .89% which is within the District’s Tax Cap and is the lowest tax levy increase in seven years. A budget newsletter was mailed to residents in early May.

The proposed budget will go before voters on May 17 as part of the our school district’s annual budget vote and Board of Education election, held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose gymnasium.

2016-17  Budget (Adopted 4/7/16)

2016-17 BOE Candidates
This year there are four people running for four seats on the Board of education. There are three 3-year and one 1-year terms.

Photo of Margaret McCarthyMargaret McCarthy
Having spent twenty years in education, I hold degrees in Reading, Elementary Education, Psychology and business.  I worked as a Reading Teacher in Brittonkill, and in early literacy, family literacy and adult education programs. Prior to my career in education, I spent many years in hospital administrative positions.  My husband, Edward, is retired from the Watervliet Arsenal.  We have two children who graduated from Brittonkill:  Moira, an Orthopedic Surgeon in NYC and Edward (wife Sara) and (Henry our grandson) also live in Manhattan.  I am seeking a second term on the BOE.

Photo of Judy WienmanJudy Wienman
I was born and raised in Illinois.  I have lived in New York for 30 years, 10 of which have been in Brunswick. My wife is Rabbi Debora Gordon and together we adopted four children who attend Tamarac schools. I completed a masters degree from Illinois State University in English and went to work as a Business Agent for SEIU Local 73.  I returned to school and completed a second masters from the University of Illinois Springfield where I trained as a family therapist.  I am currently retired and part owner of a goat farm here in Brunswick.

Photo of Jack RoddyJack Roddy
I am the Director of Sales and Marketing at The Desmond Hotel in Albany NY, and have been a member of the Brittonkill school board since 2012. I have been President of Meeting Professionals International of Northeastern New York and currently serve as President of The Albany Kiwanis Club. My wife Pam and I have lived in Brunswick since 1982 and have three children John 32, Caitlin 28, and Aaron 17 who is a junior at Tamarac High as well as two grandchildren Carly 5 and Mackenzie 2.

Leah Wertz1Leah Wertz
I am a lifelong educator who has devoted her career to helping children and young adults.  With a collegiate background in English Education, Communications, Counseling and Administration. I have been educated and employed in the public sector.  I am currently a school counselor with nearly 30 years of experience in schools in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. My husband John Domurad and I have lived in the area since 1999, and have one son, Jackson, Tamarac Class of 2021.  I value independent thinkers, strong citizenship, being fiscally responsible and empowering students as self-directed learners in our global society.

2016-17 Proposed Budget
Budget Development Calendar
Budget Presentations are posted in BoardDocs

Learn More About the 2016-17 School Year Budget
The Brunswick (Brittonkill) Central School District will hold a Key Communicator meeting on Wednesday, April 20 to discuss the 2016-17 school year budget. Superintendent Dr. Angelina Maloney and Assistant Superintendent for Business Lyn Derway will share information about the budget, and answer questions about general fund revenues and expenditures. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting on Wednesday, April 20 at 9 a.m. in the Secondary School library.

Budget News
2016-17 Budget Newsletter
In-Depth: Schools worry about program cuts amid record low tax cap WNYT, 3/10/16

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Why Isn’t New York’s Property Tax Cap Really “2%”?
Ever wonder why New York’s property tax cap isn’t really a “2% cap” even though elected officials called it that when they passed it? Here is a 4-minute video that explains how the tax cap law includes a formula to determine each school’s tax cap, which rarely works out to 2%.

2014-2015 School Year Budget Resources

2013-2014 School Year Budget Resources

2012-2013 School Year Budget Resources

2011-2012 School Year Budget Resources

2010-2011 School Year Budget Resources

2009-2010 School Year Budget Resources