The proposed budget for the Amity Regional School District, comprised of Amity High School and Amity Middle Schools in Orange and Bethany will go to a tri-town Referendum vote on Tuesday, May 8.
Longtime Orange residents know that your town pays the highest percentage (more than half of the total) of the three member towns because nearly twice as many Orange residents attend these schools than either of the others.
The budget allocations are as follows:
Students % Allocation
Bethany 429 19.290%
Orange 1,116 50.180%
Woodbridge 679 30.530%
Total 2,224 100.000%
Bethany $9,495,632 $9,295,901
Orange $24,017,483 $24,181,870
Woodbridge $14,737,047 $14,712,485
Other Sources $ 189,001 $ 836,279
Total $48,439,163 $49,026,535
Hard copies of the budget are available at each of the member towns’ libraries and Town Halls and the District Officeof the Amity Regional School District.
The total budget request of $49,026,535 is an increase of $587,372 or 1.21% more than the current budget.
Expenditures by Category
Benefits $ 6,092,697
Purchased Services $ 8,495,258
Debt Service $ 4,595,576
Supplies $ 2,978,862
Equipment $ 380,655
Building & Site Improvements $ 181,000
Contingency $ 150,000
Dues & Fees $ 167,439
Total Budget $49,026,535
Increase of 1.21%
The referendum will take place at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Tuesday, May 8 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Visit the District #5 Website to view the entire budget and to see a detailed explanation of the budget prior to voting.