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Online Budget Feedback: Preliminary Proposals

February 5, 2018—Please take some time to review the preliminary budget proposals for the 2018-2019 school year. For ease of reading, they are categorized into four groups by their potential financial impact on the 2018-2019 budget. Then give us your feedback on items that concern you in each of these categories in the spaces provided below. You can access the complete list of proposals with their supporting detail by clicking on the group below. Be sure to hit "Send Feedback" each time you have finished providing your thoughts for each category.

Group A (PDF): These are proposals that our principals and program leaders have brought forward with good confidence as KNOWN SAVINGS in the 2018-2019 school year;

Group B (PDF): These are proposals that our principals and program leaders have brought forward as IDENTIFIED NEEDS for next year. They have provided data and other information to support their requests assuming that the district has adequate resources to support them;

Group C (PDF): These are proposals that our principals and program leaders have brought forward in the event of a potential shortfall of resources (based on a $4.4B deficit in the state budget, uncertainty in the Federal Budget, and the tax levy limit). These REDUCTIONS are not desirable, but some of them could be necessary if the district lacks sufficient resources to sustain all of them;

Group D (PDF): These are a small number of POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES OR CHANGES that are still under review of for which we do not yet have sufficient information that could be considered for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please join us for a live Q&A on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction (LGI) room at Guilderland High School.

 

GROUP A:
Savings in energy, fuel, building repair, out-of-district placements, contractual services, etc.



 

GROUP B:
Identified needs for reading support, co-teaching, additional TA support for students with disabilities, high school electives, language offerings, programs to support character education and social emotional growth, extracurricular stipends, athletic and other equipment, computer hardware and software, etc.



 

GROUP C:
Reductions proposed to close a potential revenue gap including TA support in K and grade 1, the restructure of 8th grade teams at FMS, reduction of some high school electives, district office support staff reductions, fewer materials and supplies, delayed equipment purchase and repair, etc.



 

GROUP D :
These are ideas that are still under review or for which the district needs more information, including mental health services partnerships, Project Lead the Way at FMS, and district-wide coordination of reading and AIS services, etc.



 

 

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