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     For the third year in a row, the projected tax levy associated with the Proposed 2017-2018 Batavia City School District Budget is 0.00% (no increase). With 2017-2018 numbers figured in, the five-year average tax levy increase is 0.39800% and the ten-year average tax levy increase (which goes back to before the tax cap law was initiated) is 0.70283%.
     Once assessment and equalization rates are finalized this summer, the District Business Office anticipates that homeowners will actually see a decrease of more than 3% in their school tax rate which, if their assessment remains stable, means a lower tax bill.  This will be the second year in a row for a decrease in the tax rate above 3%.  As of today, the decrease is estimated at 3.96% but assessments have not yet been finalized.  We anticipate a home assessed at $85,000 will see a decrease in school taxes of approximately $60.
     In addition, for the fourth year in a row, the District has contained the tax levy below the tax cap so homeowners are eligible for a property tax rebate, payable in autumn 2017. These checks will be mailed to homeowners directly from New York State.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact directly Superintendent of Schools Christopher Dailey at 343-2480 x1000 or, or Business Administrator Scott Rozanski, 343-2480 x 1002 or
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE:  for all budget-related information about the vote on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, go to BCSD website page:

For a 15-year review of the tax rate and tax levy associated with the School District Budgets, please click here.

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