2020-21 Budget Development

The school budget vote and elections have been postponed.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020-21 school budget vote and board elections have been postponed to some time in June 2020. A specific date has not yet been determined. We will post the new vote date as soon as it’s been announced.

Below is a timeline leading up to the school budget vote, and your opportunities to hear what’s planned and how you can share your ideas, questions, and concerns on how we can best meet the needs of our students and community.

View the budget PowerPoint presentation from the most recent Board of Education meeting in the district’s online portal.

Get a more expanded timeline and additional information on the budget


March 10

Superintendent’s Draft Budget Presentation to the Board of Education and Community.


April 2

Board of Education Budget Work Session.

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, the Guilderland Central School District Board of Education held a budget workshop to consider additional reductions to the 2020-2021 spending plan in light of new fiscal challenges facing the state as a result of the continuing COVID-19 health crisis.

April 2-24 

The community is invited to join in on a Thoughtexchange to add input and rate thoughts about the proposed budget for 2020-2021 school year. 

More information about how to participate in the Thoughtexchange.

April 3 (postponed)

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

April 13- June (tentative)

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.

April 20 (postponed)

Final date for submissions of Board Candidate Petitions. (30 days prior to vote.)

April 23-27(postponed)

Publication and printing of the budget newsletter for home distribution.


May 1 (postponed)

Mailing of the budget newsletter to homes.

May 12 (postponed)

Public Budget Hearing, 7 p.m. at GHS LGI.

May 19 (postponed)

Budget Vote Day (polls open 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at each of the five elementary schools).


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