In the event that the voters reject the proposed annual school district budget, the Board of Education may elect to:

1.  resubmit the original or a revised budget to the voters for approval; or

2.  adopt a contingency budget to provide funds for contingent expenses as authorized by state law; or

3.  adopt a contingency budget to provide funds for contingent expenses as authorized by state law, and present one or more propositions to the voters.

Adopted:  February 26, 1996
Amended:  April 6, 1998
Amended: December 15, 2008

Ref:  N.Y.S.Education Law Section 2022 (4):

“In the event that the original proposed budget is not approved by the voters, the sole trustee, trustees or board of education may adopt a final budget pursuant to subdivision five of this section or resubmit to the voters the original or  a revised budget pursuant to subdivision three of section two thousand seven of this part.  Upon one defeat of such resubmitted budget, the sole trustee, trustees or board of education shall adopt a final budget pursuant to subdivision  five of this section. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the school district budget for any school year, or any part of such budget or any propositions involving the expenditure of money for such school year  shall not be submitted for a vote of the qualified voters more than twice.”