Budget Information 2024-25

Who Can Vote? | Absentee and Early Mail Ballots | Board Elections | Budget Resources | Opportunities and Accomplishments | General Resources | Financial Resources

Who Can Vote?

To vote in this election, you must be 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and a resident of the Lake George Central School District for at least 30 days prior to the vote and registered with Warren County Board of Elections. You will need to provide photo ID on the day of the vote.

Absentee & Early Mail Ballots

For district residents who are unable to vote in person on Tuesday, May 21 absentee and early mail in ballots for the budget vote, election of two school board members, and the bus proposition are available. Applications for absentee and early mail ballots are available online by clicking on the name of the application, or can be picked up in the Superintendent’s Office. The application must be received in the district clerk’s office at least 7 days before the vote if the ballot is mailed, or the day before the vote if the voter is going to pick up the ballot in person.

Once you receive your ballot, carefully read and follow the directions for filling out the ballot. Be sure to fill out the front of the envelope. Then, sign and date the envelope where indicated. If your envelope is unsigned, and the front is not filled out, your vote cannot be legally counted.

For more information, contact the school district clerk located in the Superintendent’s Office at the Jr.-Sr. High School at (518) 668 – 5456, ext. 1207.

Board Elections

Voters will elect candidates to fill two open seats on the Board of Education. These seats will be three-year terms.

Katie Bruening
Jeffrey Meyer

Budget Resources

These resources were created by our Business Administrator, Bonnie Hart.  In an effort to provide fiscal transparency and public engagement you’ll find resources carefully selected to provide valuable insight and education on topics that may not be covered in our budget newsletter but are nonetheless essential for understanding our organization’s financial landscape.  We invite you to explore these materials at your leisure, and should you have any inquiries or require further assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Opportunities and Accomplishments

This section is dedicated to showcasing the myriad opportunities beyond the classroom available to our students.  Here you’ll discover a comprehensive array of resources aimed at enriching the educational journey of every student.  These opportunities are carefully crafted to align with our educational vision, which prioritizes personalized learning experiences tailored to individual needs and interests.  At Lake George, we take pride in being known as “a small school with big school opportunities,” and upon exploring the diverse range of experiences and successes our students have encountered, you’ll undoubtedly agree and celebrate the greatness.

General Resources

This section is dedicated to providing general resources and information to the community.  Here you’ll find valuable resources covering a wide range of topics, from voting information to the latest update on EV buses.  Our aim is to ensure that our community stays informed and empowered on issues that matter.  Whether you’re seeking guidance on the voting process, interested in learning more about the benefits of electric EV buses, or simply looking for general information to stay connected with our community, you’ll find it all here.

Financial Resource 

Inflation, Tax Cap, and Budget Relationship:  This video compares historical information on the relationship between the inflation rate compared to the tax cap and budget to budget expenses.

Property Reassessment Impacts:  This video discusses how school taxes may be impacted by property reassessments.  This video shows a hypothetical example, specific individual questions on homeowners reassessments can be discussed with your Town assessor.

Proactive Approach to Long Range Financial Planning:  This video will discuss how the district has carefully adjusted and future planning to address the enrollment decline.

School Tax Q&A :  Our school taxes question and answer document provides concise explanations and clarifications on common inquiries related to school taxes.