Taxes/Assessment/School Aid Public schools in New York State receive funding from several sources. These revenues come from local, state and federal funds. Monies received from District residents are raised by taxes levied on property. School taxes are collected along with special district taxes (fire districts, lighting districts, etc.) by the Town Receiver of Taxes and transferred to the School District. Assessment and equalization rates, which are not in the District’s control, are used to determine the total tax to be paid. The Town assesses any structure of a permanent nature. Questions regarding local taxes should be referred to the Town of Brookhaven Assessor’s Office at Town Hall, 451-6300. Federal aid to the District is allocated for specific programs. State aid provides assistance to local districts for a variety of programs.