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Budget and Finance

Public schools are among the most significant investments that any community makes collectively. District leaders work to make the most effective use of resources to benefit students, to develop and manage the budget in a responsible and transparent manner and to be accountable to taxpayers.

Each spring, the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District Board of Education adopts a proposed budget for the next school year that the community then votes upon.

2021-22 Budget Development Calendar

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. 

Jan. 25: Regular board of education meeting (Debt Service; Transportation; Operations & Maintenance)
Feb. 8: Regular board of education meeting (Fringe Benefits)        
Feb. 25: Public forum
March 1: Regular board of education meeting (Athletics and Central Office)
March 15: Regular board of education meeting (Instruction)
March 15: Legal notice publication of budget hearing and vote (45 days prior)
April 12: Regular board of education meeting and public forum (Revenue and Tax Levy)
April 19: Regular board of education meeting; Adopt budget; Candidate nominating petitions due
May 1: Mail budget newsletter
May 10: Budget hearing and regular board of education meeting 
May18: Budget vote and school board elections 

2021-22 Board of Education Budget Presentations

At each regular board of education meeting, the administration will update the board on the budget development process. The presentation below will be updated after each meeting to reflect the topic covered that evening.

2021-22 Budget Development Presentation

Have you considered running for the board of education?

Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District residents will elect three individuals to the J-D Board of Education on May 18.  

The following incumbents’ terms expire on June 30: Dana Corcoran, Wendy Rhodes and Juanita Rivera-Ortiz.

Anyone interested in running for the board must submit a petition for nomination of a candidate. Petitions are available by calling Tish Hauser in the J-D Superintendent’s Office at 315-445-8304. 

The number of signatures required to nominate a candidate is 25, and petitions must be filed with the district clerk at the J-D District Office by 5 p.m. April 19.

All board of education members in New York state must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be a qualified voter of the district:
  • Be a district resident for at least one year, 
  • A U.S. citizen, 
  • A minimum of 18 years of age and 
  • Be able to read and write.
Please feel free to contact any current board member or the superintendent if you have questions.
More information

Tim Decker
School Business Administrator 

STAR Program
Homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements through the New York State School Tax Relief Program (STAR) can have a portion of their home’s assessed value exempt from school property taxes. Learn more about the STAR program.

New York State Legislators

NYSED financial info

Financial Transparency Report
Fiscal Accountability Summary
School-Level Spending Information



Dr. Peter Smith, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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