2024-25 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. 2023 | Jan. – Feb. 2024 | March 2024 | April 2024 | May 2024

October – December 2023

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 17

Public input for budget development. Watch the Oct. 17 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.

December 5

Read about the rollover budget presentation.

January – February 2024

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 16 (this meeting was originally schedule for Jan. 9 and was rescheduled due to inclement weather)

Board of Education provides direction for budget development.

January 30

February 13

March 2024

March 5 

Superintendent’s Budget: Presentation to the board of education and community.

March 12 

Budget Workshop: Questions and Answers.

March 26

Board of Education Budget Work Session.

April 2024

April 5

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

April 16

Board action to adopt the budget.

April 16 – May 21 

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 22

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

Meet the 2024-25 Board of Education candidates.

April 26-May 4

Publication and printing of the budget mailing for home distribution.

May 2024

May 6-9 

Mailing of the budget publication to homes.

May 7

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

May 21, 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.

The 2024-25 school year budget and propositions were approved by voters.


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