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Budget and Tax Information

NV Budget Approved

Newark Valley CSD is pleased to announce that the community passed the 2024-2025 school budget with a 60% approval rating 179 casting votes in favor and 119 opposed. 
Voters approved proposition 1: School Bus purchase with a 64% approval rating casting 195 votes in favor and 112 opposed.
Voters approved proposition 2: Authorization to utilize capital reserve fund for bus purchase with a 68% approval rating casting 199 votes in favor and 95 opposed.
On behalf of the Board of Education, administrators, staff, and students, we would like to thank everyone that took the time to vote today. We look forward to continuing our vision to be a model school in providing a flexible and nurturing environment that leverages innovation, collaboration, and a variety of opportunities in all areas to support student growth and learning. This budget will provide our students those opportunities and we appreciate the support of our community and will work hard to maintain it. 
Board of Education Results
There were four candidates for three seats on the Board of Education up for election this year, with the seats going to Stuart Wandell, Lisa Jensen, and James Phillips as the top vote getters. Here are the vote totals:
  • Lisa Jensen - 192
  • James Phillips - 189
  • Molly Dennis - 136
  • Stuart Wandell - 195
The three-year terms that they were elected to on will begin on July 1, 2024 and go through June 30, 2027.

School Tax Collection for 2023-24 School Year

The district has subscribed to Tax Collection services at Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga (TST) BOCES since July 2019. The 2023-24 tax collection will begin Sept. 1, 2023, with a penalty-free period through Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, and 2% penalty period through Nov. 2, 2023.
All 2023-24 school tax bills will be mailed directly to taxpayers’ mailing addresses on file with county real property offices. Taxpayers who have an escrow account with a mortgage company or bank will receive their tax bills for informational purposes only. Mortgage companies and banks will receive tax information directly from the Tax Collector. No actions need to be taken by taxpayers who have escrow accounts.
Taxpayers who own multiple properties in the district will receive a tax bill for each property separately since bills are no longer sorted manually by mailing address. In-person or mail-in payments are not accepted at the district office. In-person payments are not accepted at TST BOCES offices.  Taxpayers should follow instructions on the tax bills for payment information.

All school tax-related questions should be directed to the Tax Collector at:
Julie Kephart, Tax Collector
Phone: (607)257-1555x1042
Taxpayers can request a receipt by checking the “Check for receipt” box on the payment stub. If requested, receipts will be mailed to taxpayers within a month after payment is received. Taxpayers can view updated payment status on once payment is posted to the taxpayer’s account, which usually happens within four business days of receipt of the payment.
“E-check” payment option is available again this year. Taxpayers can input checking account information and make payments through A service fee of $1.50 will be charged. However, payment will be posted to the account immediately and taxpayers can print out a receipt for records in real-time.
Please note, that the credit card service fee is displayed on Once the “Continue to Payment” button is clicked, the MuniciPay website will appear. Click the “Pay with E-Check” tab on the right side of the screen, and the service fee will change to $1.50. Tax bills and receipts since 16-17 school year can be found online at 2023-24 school tax bills will be available online by Sept. 1, 2023.