GCSD begins 2022-23 budget development

Your Voice Matters this Budget Season.

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. This infographic shows how you can add to the conversation.

On May 17, 2022 Guilderland residents will vote on the proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year. Below is a timeline leading up to the budget vote.

October – December 2021

Oct. – Nov.

Review of 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.

Oct. 19

Public input for budget development.

Nov. & Dec.

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.

January – February 2022

Dec. – Jan.

District Administration reviews 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.

Jan. – Feb.

Community engagement.

Jan. 11

Budget development for the 2022-23 school year overview during a regular meeting of the Board of Education. This includes an outline of what the district is considering for next year not knowing what state and federal funding will be allocated for education next year. Planning includes consideration of three scenarios; worst-case, base-case and expected.

Watch the Jan. 11 meeting on YouTube.

March 2022

Mar. 8

Superintendent’s draft budget presentation to the Board of Education and community.

Mar. 15

Board of Education budget workshop

APRIL 2022

April 1

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

April 5

Board of Education budget work session

April 12

Board action to adopt the proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year.

April 13-May 16

Budget discussions throughout 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 18

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

April 21-29

Publication and printing of the budget newsletter for home distribution.

May 2

Estimated mailing of budget information to homes.

May 3

Public Budget Hearing, Guilderland High School, 7:00 p.m.

May 17, Budget Vote Day

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

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