2024-25 School Budget Information

  • We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our PACS staff and the entire school community for their unwavering commitment and dedication to our students and our school.
     
    During the 2024-25 budget development process, the PACS Board of Education was committed to crafting a spending plan centered on enhancing academic opportunities, maintaining rigor, ensuring sustainability, and optimizing school operations. The outcome is a budget that advances high-quality programming for our students while being responsive to economic factors affecting both the District and the community.
     
    The proposed 2024-25 school budget totals $31,258,000 which is a 2.5% increase over last year.  If approved by voters, this budget would result in a tax levy increase of 1.8% or $132,357 which is below the District’s calculated tax levy limit this year.
     
    A public hearing to present the 2024-25 budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14th in the Pulaski Middle-High School Library. Voting will take place on Tuesday, May 21st from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Ringgold Fire Hall. The vote will include the 2024-25 budget, a proposition to withdraw $100,000 from the bus purchase reserve, the election of three members to the PACS Board of Education, and a proposition to create a capital reserve in the amount of $2,000,000 to offset costs for future renovations and improvements to District facilities. The District is currently designing a capital project to propose to voters next fall.
     
    The budget also includes $100,000 to be used towards a capital outlay project.  The New York State Education Department allows for schools to complete capital improvement projects of up to $100,000 during the proposed budget year.  Building aid revenue is then received the following year (PACS state aid rate is 94%). The 2024-25 capital outlay project will renovate the technology classroom and shop at Pulaski Middle-High school.
     
    The Pulaski Academy & Central School District has a tradition of sound financial planning and budget development. The Board of Education and administrative team will continue to be strategic with our resources to provide opportunities and programs for students that we can all be proud of.
     
    Please visit www.pulaskicsd.org for PACS academic and extracurricular program highlights as well as more information on the 2024-25 school budget.
     
    Thank you for your continued support.
     
    Sincerely,
    PACS Board of Education