Somers Public Schools
The Somers Board of Education approved a revised budget in the amount of $22,822,511 for the 2018-19 school year. This budget represents an increase of 1.17% to the 2017- 2018 budget. The increase is mainly due to contractual salary and transportation obligations. The Board of Education is committed to providing the students of Somers with the best educational experience possible. This budget reflects our commitment to educational excellence while considering the current financial environment and its impact on the taxpayers of Somers.

2017-18 Budget $22,558,627
2018-19 Budget $22,822,511
Amount of Increase $263,884
Percentage of Increase 1.17%


Please note the important upcoming dates, meetings and public hearings:

April 17: Board of Finance Public Hearing (7:00 pm at Somers Elementary School)
May 1: Annual Town Meeting (7:00 pm at Town Hall)
May 8: Budget Referendum

Category Budget
Salaries $14,866,529
Insurance & Benefits $3,690,325
Transportation $1,056,480
Tuition $1,037,800
Utilities $621,600
Maintenance $505,400
Equipment $299,510
Instructional Resources $265,960
Extracurricular $296,887
Administrative Overhead $182,020
Total $22,822,511
BUDGET TIMELINE
January 8, 2018
The Superintendent submitted a proposed budget to the Board of Education. Increases in budget were driven mostly by contractual obligations in salaries, health insurance premiums, and transportation.
Proposed Budget: $23,224,011 - Increase: 2.95%

March 12, 2018
The Board of Education approved a modified Superintendent’s Proposed Budget. This budget was reduced by $220,000 due to favorable responses to a competitive bid proposal for health insurance.
Approved Budget: $23,004,011 - Increase: 1.97%

March 28, 2018
The Board of Finance reduced the Board of Education Budget by $181,500. The revised budget was approved by Board of Education on April 2, 2018.
Approved Budget: $22,822,511 - Increase: 1.17%