2020-21 budget adoption
Board adopts budget proposal and braces for potential mid-year state aid cuts
The General Brown Central School District is bracing for a challenging budget year for 2020-21 as the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a state budget gap that New York state officials are partially filling with monies that had been promised to schools. The adopted state budget freezes foundation aid—the district’s base operating aid—at the current school year’s level, which is $77,678 less than what had been allocated to the district when the governor released his executive budget proposal in January, before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. In addition to less state aid for schools in the adopted state budget, the governor has forecast possible mid-year budget reductions for schools statewide.
“Our strategic plan served as a guide as we developed the 2020-21 budget proposal against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Superintendent Barbara Case said. “We recognize the significant impact this public health crisis is having on state and local finances and, of course, our General Brown community members.”