The Empire Center has posted sortable online databases of per-pupil spending and tax levy increases proposed in 2018-19 school budgets that will go to the voters next Tuesday, May 15.

Full rankings of proposed per-pupil spending changes, showing how 2018-19 school budgets across New York stack up statewide and by region, can be viewed and downloaded at the Empire Center’s website. Per-pupil tax levy increases are also ranked on a statewide and regional basis.

Statewide, the districts with the top per-pupil spending increases proposed for 2018-19 are Edinburg Common (16.4%), Glens Falls Common (15.9%) and Fort Edward (15.4%), all within the Capital Region. They are followed by Long Island’s Tuckahoe Common (13.4%), the Southern Tier’s South Kortright (11.9%) and North Country’s Harrisville (11.8%). To see how a local school district’s per-pupil spending change stacks up against others in its region, click here.

Top per-pupil tax levy increases are found in Western New York’s Barker (48.9%), Long Island’s Valley Stream 30 (15.2%) and the Capital Region’s Edinburg Common (17.7%), Fort Edward (14.9%) and Glens Falls Common (14.2%). To see how a local school district’s tax levy change stacks up against others in its region, click here.

To view the full proposed school budget data table, click here.

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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