School Reopening Information
Unadilla Valley CSD reopened on Sept. 8 under a hybrid model. Please see our Reopening Resources Page and Reopening Plan linked below for more information.

Unadilla Valley

PO BOX F | 4238 State Highway 8
New Berlin, NY 13411
P: 607.847.7500
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UV '20-21 Budget At A Glance (Proposed)

Tax levy increase

Tax levy limit


Budget increase


Tax levy increase

Tax levy limit


Budget increase


Superintendent's 2020-21 Budget Briefing

For more detailed information, please see our Budget and COVID-19 FAQ page. 
A public hearing on the proposed budget was held at 6 p.m., June 1.
Unadilla Valley CSD will ask voters to approve a $22,187,569 budget by absentee ballot on June 16, 2020.

Under the governor’s executive order, voting is by absentee ballot only. Registered voters will receive a ballot by mail. Please follow the instructions included with the ballot. If you do not receive a ballot by June 1, please contact the district at (607) 847-7500. Originally a vote date of June 9 was set by the governor. But on June 7, the governor extended the voting until June 16.

“This budget is a very flat budget. It maintains what we have without getting extravagant,” Superintendent Bob Mackey said. 

Use of reserves and cost-savings from retirements is allowing the district to offset a projected 5.2 percent reduction in state aid and allow it flexibility for potential mid-year state aid cuts. There are no losses of academic and extracurricular programming, including athletics. A new Introduction to Educaton program is planned for next year, but it will rely on current staff.

The budget includes a tax levy increase that is below the district’s property tax cap limit of 8.86 percent. 

“We are committing to maintaining the best possible programming and minimizing the impact on taxpayers as we move forward into an uncertain time,” Mr. Mackey said. 

The budget will seek to address the district’s continuing response to COVID-19 and includes funding for summer programming for this year.
Four candidates are vying for three seats on the board of education. They include incumbents Vicky Gregory, Daniel Naughton and Richard Potter and challenger Kim Corcoran.
Please see our "Meet the Candidates" page for bios and videos for each candidate.

There is also a $100,000 capital outlay project built into the budget. The project is eligible for state aid and would involve installing energy efficiency improvements. If the budget does not get approved by voters on June 16, the district would either adopt a contingent budget, or hold a revote.

UV 2021-22 Budget Development

2021-22 Budget Development Calendar


  • Oct 26 - Present 2021-22 Budget Calendar to Board of Education for adoption


  • Budget development guidelines and budget forms distributed to budget developers with deadline date for return to Business Office
  • Nov 16 – Board Work Session


  • Dec 7 – Work Session/Board Regular Meeting  
  • Dec 18 – BOCES Initial Requests due


  • Preliminary Transportation budget due in Business Office
  • Preliminary Operations and Maintenance budgets due in Business Office
  • Jan 11 – Work Session/Board Regular Meeting
  • Jan 22 – Preliminary Athletic Budget due in District Office
  • Jan 22 – Preliminary Cafeteria Budget due in District Office
  • Jan 29 – Deadline for requisitions in DCMO’s Online Reqs
  • Jan 31 - Draft schedule due from Administrators



  • Feb 4 - All instructional staffing for the proposed budget finalized
  • Feb 4  – Administrative Staff will make budget recommendations to the Superintendent
  • Feb 8 – Budget Work Session
  • Feb 16 – Budgets returned to Supervisors for any adjustments



  • Estimated revenues and tax projection for the proposed budget
  • Mar 1 – All budget details including, equipment requests, supply needs and contractual expenditures due from budget developers in Business Office
  • Mar 1 – Submit Information to calculate Tax Levy Limit on State Comptroller’s website
  • Mar 22 – Work Session/Board Regular Meeting


  • Budget Newsletter finalized
  • Apr 2 - First publication of Legal Notice of School Budget
               (Within seven weeks of date set for annual meeting with first publication 45 days before such meeting)
  • BOCES Final Requests due
  • Apr 19 –Work Session/Board Regular Meeting
  • Apr 19 - Adopt Proposed Budget
  • Apr 19 - Deadline for submission of petitions for nominations of Board candidates (in accordance with Board regulations)
  • Apr 19 - Deadline for submission of petitions for propositions to be place on ballot (30 days preceding meeting date)
  • Apr 19 - Appointment of Clerks and Inspectors of Election
  • Apr 20 - Date for drawing by District Clerk for determination of order for listing Board candidates on ballot
  • Apr 23 - Property Tax Report Card submitted to local newspaper for general circulation and submitted to SED
  • Apr 23 - Second publication of Legal Notice of School Budget Vote

  • May 7 - Third publication of Legal Notice of School Budget Vote
  • May 14 - Fourth publication of Legal Notice of School Budget Vote
  • May 11  - Board Regular Meeting/Annual School Budget Hearing
  • May 18 - Annual School Budget Vote & School Board Election
Board of Education Adopted:  October 26, 2020