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Potential Options to Balance the 2016-17 Budget

Thank you for visiting the Guilderland Central School District budget development page. We value your input as we make decisions about the first draft of the budget for 2016-17 school year, particularly since it looks like we are facing yet another difficult year.  Learn why tough choices need to be made about your schools (VIDEO)

Option A

Make reductions to existing programs and services

(We have just begun to recover after five years of major cuts)

Option B

Deny increases requested by program leaders

(Therefore fall short in meeting the needs of students and/or mandates)

Option C

Dip into fund balance to cover additional expenses

(We just restored fund balances to an acceptable level per NYS Comptroller)

Option D

Consider challenging the tax levy threshold

(Poor statewide record of success)

We need your input!

Thank you to those who participated in our community survey. We will be sharing the results on our district homepage.

Additional resources

Your voice can make a difference! Be an advocate for students in the Guilderland Central School District. To learn how to get involved, download an advocacy toolkit (PDF).

Visit the 2016-17 budget homepage for up-to-date budget news and information.