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2024-2025 Budget Information


This page is designed to provide Wantagh School District residents with budget information in a transparent manner. The budget that is discussed initially is one that is prepared by district administrators with direction from the Board of Education. However, with Board and community input, the Board of Education formally adopts the final budget to be presented to the voters.

Please check back as the information contained on this webpage will change as the budget development progresses and links become active. 


Public Budget Forum #1

Monday, March 11, 2024
7pm - HS South Cafeteria


Public Budget Forum #2

Monday, March 18, 2024
7pm - HS South Cafeteria


Public Budget Forum #3

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
7pm - HS South Cafeteria


Public Budget Forum #4

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
10am - Wantagh Public Library

Budget Adoption (Regular board meeting)

Thursday, April 4, 2024
8pm - HS Auditorium

Budget Hearing (Regular board meeting)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
8pm - HS Auditorium


Budget Vote and Trustee Election

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
7am – 9pm - All district elementary schools



If you were unable to attend any of the meetings, or wish to review the presentation again, a recording of each meeting, as well as a copy of the materials presented, will be made availabe below after each meeting. 

  • Recording of Meeting
    Slide Presentation

  • Recording of Meeting
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  • Recording of Meeting
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  • Recording of Meeting
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  • Recording of Meeting
    Slide Presentation


All of the revenue, expenditure and tax cap details for the 2024-2025 budget can be found in the sections below. 

  • Estimated 2024-2025 Revenue Detail

  • The tax levy cap legislation continues to effect school district budgets, including the 2024-2025 school year (this proposed budget).

    It is important to note that the cap is the growth in the tax levy (the amount of taxes collected to run the district) and not a cap on tax rates or individual tax bills. Tax bills will fluctuate, up or down, in amounts that may exceed 2%.

    The information presented here is designed to provide residents with the components of the actual calculation of the tax cap for Wantagh UFSD. 

    The tax levy cap also sets budget approval requirements. A proposed budget with a resulting tax levy at or below the cap requires only a simple majority for approval. A proposed budget that exceeds the cap requires a 60% majority of voter approval.

    The following are reproduced with permission from Capital Region and Questar III BOCES:

    Calculation of Wantagh UFSD Maximum Allowable Levy

  • 2024-2025 Comprehensive Budget

    • Athletic Team Details

    The links below are all the same version of the proposed budget but with differing levels of detail. 

    • 2024-2025 Budget with expenditure data
    • 2024-2025 Budget by function
    • 2024-2025 Budget -  3 Part Format

    The 3 Part format is required by NYS law and reports budgeted expenditures in 3 categories, namely administrative, program (instructional) and capital.



Questions about the budget may be addressed to any of the following: