2018-2019 Proposed Budget

Education Matters: Budget News (May 2018)

Proposed Budget Highlights Health & Safety

On Tuesday, May 15, the Cairo-Durham Central School District community will vote on a $31,147,145 proposed budget for the 2018-19 school year. The primary goals of the proposed budget are to enhance educational opportunities and support school health and safety initiatives.

Energy Performance Contract Project Proposition

(May 1, 2018) -- Another proposition on the May 15, 2018, ballot addresses an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project. An EPC is an agreement by an Energy Service Company (ESCO) for the provision of energy services in which energy systems are installed, maintained or managed to improve the energy efficiency of, or produce energy for, a facility in exchange for a portion of the energy savings. The scope of this project looks to improve the energy efficiency in all of our district buildings in order to generate savings to the District by decreasing energy demand.

Capital Reserve Fund Proposition

(May 1, 2018) -- This proposition seeks voter approval to establish a Capital Reserve Fund in the amount of $1,000,000 over a 10-year period to help pay for repairs, maintenance and improvements to district facilities and equipment. Establishing such a fund is not part of the general budget and therefore would not cause taxes to increase.

School Bus Purchase Proposition

(May 1, 2018) -- A separate proposition on the May 15, 2018 ballot seeks voter approval to purchase seven (7) school buses at a cost not to exceed $619,762 (before state aid reimbursement). The bus purchase is part of an ongoing bus replacement plan designed to keep the District’s fleet in safe, working order. The school bus proposition breaks down as follows: