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We want to hear from you!
Join us this budget season and share your ideas, questions and concerns regarding how we can best meet the needs of our students and community. Below, is a timeline leading up to the May 15 school budget vote, and YOUR opportunities to weigh in!

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October - November: Review of budget calendar with principals and Board of Education. District Administration meets with building administrators and supervisors and reviews last year’s projections and current status of staffing and program. Enrollment projections for the coming year are developed and shared with principals.

October 24: Public input for budget development. Person 1 Nov 1

November - December: District Administration meets with building principals and supervisors to review status and implications of the prior year's budget decisions. Building and department level budgets developed. Instructional and facilities needs are addressed at this stage including staffing recommendations, equipment recommendation and priority supplies and services all based on program justification.

Person 3 Dec 6December 5: Board direction for budget development.

December - January: District Administration review of staffing, equipment and facilities requests following meetings with building principals and selected staff. This process involves a thorough review of enrollment projections, class size, and staffing levels for both professional and operational needs.

January - February: Community Engagement  Person 2 left

Person 4 February 13: Community Conversation  - Annual event to be held during the Board of Education meeting, will take a closer look at the district’s budget development process. A list of all potential changes to the district’s spending plan under consideration for 2018-19 will be discussed.

March 6: Presentation of Superintendent's 2017-18 budget to the Board of Education and community. Person 3 Left

March 30: Legal publication of proposed budget vote date (45 days prior to vote).

April 10: Board of Education Budget Work Session.

April 16: Final date for submission of Board Candidate Petitions (30 days prior to vote).

April 17: Board action to adopt the budget.

April 23 - April 27: Publication and printing of the budget newsletter for home distribution.Person 1

April 23 - May 14: Budget discussions throughout the district. Included are meetings with the PTA organizations, civic organizations, neighborhood associations, senior citizens, and other groups interested in obtaining more information and a better understanding of the school budget.

May 1: Mailing of the budget newsletters to homes.

Person 5May 1: Public Budget Hearing, Guilderland High School, 7 p.m.

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May 15: Budget Vote Day (polls open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at each of the five elementary schools).


Community members, we are listening and providing a lot of information leading up to the school budget vote. Now is the time to give the district your feedback!

Attend a board meeting
Address the board at an upcoming school board meeting — contact District Clerk Linda Livingston at (518) 456-6200, ext. 3125 or

Submit feedback online by visiting our budget homepage

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