2021-22 Budget Information

The development of a school district’s budget is a thoughtful, year-long process that includes careful long-term planning. It is a multi-faceted process including budget preparation, presentation, review by the Board of Education and community members, formal budget adoption, further sharing with the community, and Board election. The 2021-22 budget will be unique as it will reflect expenses related to COVID-19 and other costs associated with funding materials, supplies, technology and staffing for hybrid and remote learning during the pandemic as well as potential reductions in Federal and NYS aid.

Our vision is to be the district of choice for parents, families, students, educators, administrators, staff, and the community at large who believe education is the foundation for success.

We envision students engaged in relevant and rigorous instruction that includes cross-curricular learning, problem solving, innovative technologies, multi-cultural experiences, and the exploration of personal aspirations. As such, our students will be challenged to think creatively, critically, and independently. They will learn to solve problems efficiently, lead with passion and integrity, and communicate effectively.

To compliment this work, the strategic planning committee's strategic intents identify how, as a community, Honeoye Falls-Lima will continue to measure the success of the District. As such, the committee has established the following four major components:

  1. Safety
  2. Student Achievement
  3. Student Engagement
  4. Cougar Pride

Strategic Intents

Safety - We know that students and staff must feel safe and secure before high-level learning can occur. That is why the Honeoye Falls-Lima School District has placed safety as our first strategic intent.

Student Achievement - Students of Honeoye Falls-Lima Schools will engage in rigorous and relevant application of:

  • Cross-curricular learning

  • Skills development in communication and the use of technology in that communication

  • Collaboration

  • Inquiry/problem solving

  • Current technology tools

  • Multi-cultural experiences with language study and cultural exploration

  • STEaM

Cougar Pride - The School District will provide and foster an inviting school environment in which the Honeoye Falls-Lima community feels pride and ownership.

Student Engagement - Students in Honeoye Falls-Lima Schools will have experiences in and out of the classroom that are made meaningful and relevant through their connections and relationships with others in the school community. These experiences will nurture responsible and ethical decision-making, and quality of character.

Program Budget Advisory Council (PBAC)

HF-L continually seeks to optimize its budget to create great learning for students and to best serve the community. The PBAC includes community members along with teachers and staff who reside in the school district. The PBAC offers feedback and helps prioritize recommendations regarding the programs and services considered for the 2021-22 school year. 

Each school building and department has presented their instructional goals and budget priorities during a series of meetings. At the end of the presentations, the PBAC shared their reflections and the priorities they believe are the most important with the Board of Education for the development of the final budget.

Community members that have served on the PBAC in past years have found this to be a rewarding way to be engaged with HF-L and make a meaningful contribution to the school. If you are interested in being a part of this committee in the future, please contact Dr. Bruce Capron, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations at bruce.capron@hflcsd.org or by phone at 585-624-7020. Volunteers must be able to access the internet, attend approximately  six meetings (remotely) on Tuesday evenings, and be willing to provide written feedback following the presentations.





Public Budget Vote and Board Member Elections

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District will host it's public budget vote and board member election on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.  

At this time, the event is scheduled as an in-person event at the high-school from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Board of Education Room, 83 East Street, Honeoye Falls. *All DOH and CDC guidelines will be adhered to. Masks will be required.

Absentee Ballots
*Unlike last year when absentee ballots were mandated by NYS to be sent to every household in the District, we have returned to the standard legal process of requiring a completed absentee ballot application prior to mailing out absentee ballots.

HF-L's absentee ballot application is attached below and also available upon request to District Clerk, Rhonda Schaefer: rhonda.schaefer@hflcsd.org

Applications must be returned to the District Clerk no later than Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 to allow time for the mailing of the absentee ballot and accompanying official absentee ballot envelope to approved applicants. 

Official ballots, inside the official absentee ballot envelope must to be returned to the District Clerk by the date of the vote, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 no later than 5:00 p.m.

Absentee Ballot Process

Absentee Ballot Application

*New this year: Please note that the definition of "Illness" on the absentee ballot application, applies to instances where a qualified voter is unable to appear personally at the polling place of the school district because there is a risk of contracting or spreading a disease-causing illness to the voter or to other members of the public. 

Board of Education Seats
Information about the four candidates running for the Board of Education on May 18, 2021, can be found below.  Three individuals will be elected to a three-year term beginning July 1, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2024. Candidates are listed here in the order in which they will appear on the ballot. Please know that the process to determine the order is by random drawing and in no way reflects who may be the best or least qualified candidate for the board. You may vote for up to three candidates for three open seats.

Introduction of the candidates for the Board of Education and the Public Budget Hearing for the proposed budget will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in the high school cafeteria. There will be a limited number of seats available on a first come, first served basis. It will also be streamed live on the District website and there will be an opportunity for community members to submit questions at the end of the presentation.

Community members will also be able to watch the recording of the presentation any time after May 7 on the District website.

Important Dates
Date                             Time        Location                           Event
Tuesday, May 4, 2021           7 p.m.       HS cafeteria and livestream      Public Budget Hearing 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021     6a.m.-9p.m.   HS Board of Education Rm 

Voter Qualifications:

- U.S. citizen
- At least 18 Years of age
- Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District resident for at least 30-days prior to vote

Board of Education Candidates - (You will vote for Three)
Row 1 - Kelli Eberle
Row 2 - Carol Bellavia
Row 3 - Christopher Neff
Row 4 - David Goldfarb

Special Publication on the 2021-22 Proposed Budget

Budget Presentations

May 4, 2021 - Official Public Budget Hearing - Livestream (7PM)

The Board of Education is scheduled to host a Public Budget Hearing for the proposed budget proposal for 2021-22.  (Attendees watching the live-stream video should contact the District Clerk via email during the meeting with any questions at Rhonda.Schaefer@hflcsd.org)

  • 2021-22 Public Budget Hearing (Recorded)

  • 2021-22 Public Budget Hearing Powerpoint Presentation

April 13, 2021 - Board Adopts Proposed Budget for 2021-22

Link to recording of the meeting

The Board of Education is scheduled to adopt a proposed budget proposal for 2021-22.

March 23, 2021 - PBAC Recommendations and Budget Updates

Link to recording of the meeting

The Board of Education is scheduled to review the Budget Recommendations from the Program Budget Advisory Council:

March 9, 2021 - Middle School and Central Office Presentations

Link to recording of the meeting

Grades 6-8 and Districtwide operational plans were reviewed during the budget study session.

February 23, 2021 - High School and Interscholastic Presentations

Link to recording of the meeting

Grades 9-12 and Physical Education/Health/Interscholastic Athletics operational plans were reviewed during the budget study session. 

February 9, 2021 - Manor School and Special Education Presentations

Link to recording of the meeting

Grades 2-5 and Special Education operational plans were reviewed during the budget study session. 

    January 26, 2021 - Lima Primary School  Presentation

    Link to recording of the meeting

    Grades K-1 operational plans were reviewed during the budget study session.

      January 12, 2021 - Transportation and Facilities Presentation

      Link to recording of the meeting

      Transportation and Facilities operational plans were reviewed during the budget study session.

      Please be sure to check back, as information will be updated regularly. For additional information regarding the budget process please contact Gene Mancuso, Superintendent of Schools by email at Gene.Mancuso@hflcsd.org or call 624-7010.

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      The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

      The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Leahy, Compliance Officer/Coordinator, at: Email - David.Leahy@hflcsd.org, Telephone - (585) 624-7181, Address - 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Inquiries concerning the application of the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).

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