Hello Hartsdale Community,
We hope this email finds you well and enjoying warm weather and spring activities. We are sending out this newsletter with an important update on the 2024-2025 GCSD School Proposed Budget and BOE elections.

GCSD Budget And Voting
The 2024-25 GCSD budget was presented at the April 16th Board of Education (BOE) meeting.   The budget document can be viewed on the GCSD website. The School District is proposing a 2.7% increase to the Tax Levy and an overall 3.25% increase to total revenues.  This increase is within the allowable tax cap. 

What Does This Mean For Homeowners?
Since taxes are based on the value of your home, your taxes would go up or down based on the projected increase in the tax formula and the value of your home.  As an example if your home was worth $607k in 2023 and has increased in value by 4.88% in 2024 to $636.6k, your school tax bill would increase by 4.51% or $400. The final budget hearing is scheduled for May 7th and the Budget Vote is scheduled for May 21st.  

Board of Education Candidates Night  
GCSD’s PTA is holding a Meet The Candidates Night on May 1st at 7PM in the Middle/High School Cafeteria. The event will also be live streamed on the GCSD YouTube channel and available on YouTube for later viewing. There are three opens seats for the Board of Education with three year terms from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027.  The election will take place on May 21st. There are five candidates running for the open seats:

Christopher Macaluso 
Kiana Washington 
Rebeca Sampelayo 
Adonia Manns 
Christine Valin

Town Taxes Due Today Tuesday – April 30
Don’t forget to pay your taxes.  The Town Hall is open to 7PM or you can pay online.

Volunteers Needed for Hart’s Brook Planting
Volunteers are needed to help with the planting of two new pollinator gardens at Hart’s Brook Park and Reserve on May 4th and 5th To volunteer contact Ardsley Pollinator Pathway.

Flea Market and Craft Fair
There is a Flea Market and Craft Fair benefiting the Woodlands High School Scholarship Fund on May 4th from 10AM to 5PM at Richard Presser/Webb Field. Donations will be accepted on May 3rd from 5PM to 8PM at the Woodlands High School Staff Lounge. This is a great way to help our students and donate your lightly or never used personal (no clothing and/or shoes accepted) home and garden crafts and goods.

The Hartsdale Neighbors Association (HNA) is a group of passionate volunteers who are driven to improve our community.  We foster neighborhood engagement and community-based problem solving, enhance civic awareness and provide a vehicle for community-based efforts.  If you’d like to be more involved with HNA and join the Executive Board, one of our committees or other efforts, please contact us at info@hartsdaleneighbors.org.

Town Taxes Due Tuesday – April 30
PTA Council Candidate Night – May 1
Flea Market & Craft Fair -May 4th
GCSD Budget Hearing – May 7
Town Board Meeting – May 
Veteran Recognition Breakfast – May 9
GCSD Board and Budget Vote  – May 21
Federal, State, and Local Primary – June 25
April 30th Newsletter