Budget & Taxes

2024-2025 Budget Results

Yes 154 
No 21
Percentage of Approval: 88%

Courtney Jaskula:  153 Votes- Term: July 1, 2024-June 30, 2028

Yes 161
No 15
Percentage of Approval: 91%

Tammy McNamara: 157 Votes

2024-2025 Budget Calendar

*Additional Budget Workshop meetings

The schedule is subject to change. Additional Budget Workshop meetings may need to be added if necessary. Any dates and content are subject to change based on the information available.

Past budget summaries


Final Budget: $10,821,622

Spending Increase: 5.31 percent

Tax Levy Increase: 2.9 percent


Final Budget: $10,821,622

Spending Increase: 5.31 percent

Tax Levy Increase: 2.9 percent


Final Budget 2021-22: $10,275,635

Spending Increase: 4.59 percent

Tax Levy Increase: .31 percent


Final Budget 2020-21: $9,824,370

Spending Increase: 8.69 percent

Tax Levy Increase: 3.36 percent


Final Budget 2019-20: $9,038,667

Spending Increase: 3.53 percent

Tax Levy Increase: 3.75 percent


Final Budget 2018-19: $8,730,680

Spending Increase: 2.14 percent

Tax Levy Increase: 3.25 percent


Final Budget 2017-18: $8,548,159

Spending Increase: 2.54 percent

Tax Levy Increase: 1.81 percent

Voter Information

Residents across New York State go to the polls on the third Tuesday of each May to vote on the annual school budget and elect members to the Board of Education. Voters must be 18 years old, United States citizens, and have resided in the district for at least 30 days prior to the vote. You do not need to be pre-registered in order to vote, but personal identification may be requested at the polls.

Absentee ballot information

Absentee ballots are issued, upon request, to residents of the school district who will be out of town or unable to vote in person due to illness or disability. To vote via absentee ballot, district residents must first complete and sign an absentee ballot application.

A completed application must be received by the district clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or the day before the election if the ballot is to be picked up at the District Office. The ballot itself must be returned to the District Clerk no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the election.

Trish O’Connell | District Clerk
518-465-4561, ext. 101

Menands School District
19 Wards Lane
Menands, NY 12204

School Taxes

School taxes are collected on behalf of the district by the Town of Colonie Tax Department. 

Town of Colonie Tax Department Website | (518) 783-2730 | Tax Dept. FAQs  | Look up and pay your tax bill online

The 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.

Foundation Aid

An integral portion of school aid from New York State is disbursed as Foundation Aid. This funding was established to assist school districts in providing students with the foundation for a basic education. This aid is used for general school operations and is based on student needs, enrollment, and district fiscal capacity. 

Eliminating the achievement gap

Addressing student social-emotional health

Providing adequate resources to English language learners, students with disabilities, and students experiencing homelessness