2022-23 Budget Information

May 17, 2022 - 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Board of Education Room, High School

2022-23 School Budget Vote & Board Member Election Results

Thank you to all of the voters who came out to vote!

Proposition #1 2022-23 Budget: 1102 yes 396 no
Proposition #2 School Bus Purchase: 1076 yes 424 no
Proposition #3 Capital Reserve Fund: 1116 yes 374 no

Congratulations to the three BOE candidates that were elected which include, David Francis, Stephanie Templeton, and Joel Robinson.

HF-L Oversimplified - 2022-2023 Budget Series

HF-L Oversimplified - What's on the Ballot?

HF-L Oversimplified - Capital Outlay Projects

HF-L Oversimplified - Instructional Technology

HF-L Oversimplified - State Aid

HF-L Oversimplified - School Bus Purchases

HF-L Oversimplified - What is a tax cap?

May 3, 2022 - Official Public Budget Hearing & Meet the Candidates Event - (7PM) 

The Board of Education is scheduled to host a Public Budget Hearing for the proposed budget proposal for 2022-23. 

Contact District Clerk, Rhonda Schaefer with any questions: Rhonda.Schaefer@hflcsd.org

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 3, 2021 in the high school cafeteria. There will be a limited number of seats available on a first come, first served basis. This will be a live webinar event with a Q & A period accessed from the District's website.  (See candidate information below.)

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 2022-23 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.

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 17, 2022.  

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.

Absentee Ballots
*Unlike during the COVID outbreak, when absentee ballots were mandated by NYS to be sent to every household in the District, the District has returned to its standard legal process of requiring a completed absentee ballot application prior to mailing out an absentee ballot.

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 10, 2022 to 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 for those unable to vote in person. This allows 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 17, 2022, by 5:00 PM.

Absentee Ballot Application

Board of Education Seats
Information about the four candidates running for the Board of Education on May 17, 2022, can be found below.  Three individuals will be elected to a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2025. 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 3, 2022 in the high school cafeteria. There will be a limited number of seats available on a first come, first served basis. This will also be a live webinar event with a Q & A period. 

Important Dates
Date                            Time          Location                            Event
Tuesday, May 3, 2022       7 p.m.        HS cafeteria and webinar         Public Budget Hearing 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022     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)

April 12, 2022 - Board Adopts Proposed Budget for 2021-22

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

March 15, 2022 - PBAC Recommendations and Budget Updates

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

March 1, 2022 - Middle School and Central Office Presentations

February 15, 2022 - High School and Interscholastic Presentations

February 1, 2022 - Manor School and Special Education Presentations

January 18, 2022 - Lima Primary School  Presentation

January 4, 2022 - Transportation and Facilities Presentation

Link to recording of the meeting

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

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 2022-23 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 Colin Pierce, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations at colin.pierce@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.




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.