2023-24 Budget Development

Below is a timeline leading up to the budget vote. You can also download the timeline here. Get more information about the school budget, how to calculate your taxes, voting and more

Oct. – Dec. 2022 | Jan. – Feb. 2023 | March 2023 | April 2023 | May 2023

October – December 2022

October – November

Review of the budget calendar with school principals and Board of Education. District Administration meets with building administrators and supervisors and reviews last year’s projections and current status of staff and program. Enrollment projections for the coming year are developed and shared with the school principals. The district seeks community input on budget priorities.

October 25

Public input for budget development. Watch the Oct. 25 Board of Education meeting.

November & December

Building and department level budgets developed. Instructional and facility needs are addressed at this stage including staffing recommendations, equipment recommendations and priority supplies and services all based on program justifications.

November 14-23

Community engagement.

View the results of the 2023-24 budget ThoughtExchange.

December 6

Rollover budget presentation.

January – February 2023

December – January

District Administration review 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 10

Board of Education provides direction for budget development.

Fund balance presentation.

February 14

State aid and tax levy limit presentation.

March 2023

March 7 

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

March 21 (rescheduled from Mar. 14 due to inclement weather school closing)

Budget Workshop: Questions and Answers

March 28

Board of Education Budget Work Session

April 2023

April 1

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

April 4

Board action to adopt the budget.

April 5 – May 16 

Budget discussions through the district. Included are meetings with 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 17

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

April 21-29

Publication and printing of the budget mailing for home distribution.

May 2023

May 1-4 

Mailing of the budget publication to homes. Read the budget newsletter.

May 2

Public Budget Hearing, Guilderland High School, 7:00 p.m. View the budget hearing.

May 16, Budget Vote Day

Budget Vote Day! Polls open at 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at each of the five GCSD elementary schools.

GCSD voters adopt 2023-24 budget and elect three board of education candidates.

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