Regarding the prepayment of taxes for Federal tax purposes

The district is not able to accept the pre-payment of taxes.  The school district is not able to accommodate prepayment of school taxes for federal tax purposes. Final non-penalty payments of 2017-18 school taxes were due by September 30, 2017. Wayland-Cohocton is not able to provide estimated tax bills for 2018-19. The district will not adopt a budget and tax levy for that year until the May school budget votes.

Wayland-Cohocton is working with its school attorney on this matter but can share the following information that came from the New York State Council of School Superintendents regarding the Governor's Executive Order:


  • The order does not expressly authorize school districts to adopt tax warrants and issue tax bills in advance of adopting a 2018-19 school budget.
  • The Governor and his budget director explained that the action was directed primarily at local governments which operate on a calendar (January 1 – December 31) fiscal year. They acknowledged that facilitating pre-payment of property taxes may not be possible for most school districts.

The Wayland-Cohocton Central School Business Office organizes and manages the resources that support and produce a high quality education for our students. The responsibilities of the Business Office include accounting, payroll, purchasing, budgeting, food service, transportation and maintenance of our buildings and grounds. The Business Office is located in Room 88 Just inside the Middle School entrance at the front of the Wayland campus and is open from 7:30 am. to 4 p.m.  For additional information please feel free to contact the office at (585) 728-2212.

Business Manager David Mastin: Purchasing agent, district clerk, manages all financial processes of the district, food service, transportation and maintenance of the buildings and grounds; assists in preparation of school budget; 

Secretary Heidi Sikes: Assistant to the business manager, accounts receivable, payroll invoicing, other district duties including health and safety reporting and tax collection duties; 

District Treasurer Mary Briggs: School budget, month financial reports for board of education, state and federal grant programs, accounting and treasurer responsibilities; 

Accounting Clerk Barb Miller: Accounts payable, purchasing and receiving, payroll and employee attendance; 

Human Resources Laurie Raymond: District Clerk, Extra-classroom treasurer, employee and retiree benefits responsibilities.