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We want to hear from you! 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. We've created a timeline leading up to the May 16 school budget vote, and YOUR opportunities to weigh in! Visit the Interactive Page
to know what it means to have a balanced
school budget and why it matters?
Check out this graphic fact sheet (PDF)
View potential budget changes for 2017-18 (PDF)
At the March 7 Board of Education meeting, the
proposed budget was presented to the board and community.
View the superintendent's draft budget PowerPoint (PDF)
View 2017-18 draft budget (PDF)
View Draft Budget Appendices (PDF)
Results from the 2017-18 online budget survey LEARN MORE
Community Conversation held 2/15
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, school administrators and several community members came together to hear the results of the district's community survey and to engage in a face-to-face dialogue about next year's budget proposals.
At the Jan. 31 Board of Education meeting, state aid for the 2016-17
school year was reviewed and the potential state aid for 2017-18 was
looked at. The tax cap for 2017-18 was also discussed.
Learn more here:
State Aid and Tax Cap (PDF)
Also at the the Jan. 31 Board of Education meeting, Transportation Supervisor Danielle Poirier, Asst. Transportation Supervisor Michael Gannon and Director of Physical Plant Management Clifford Nooney presented their proposal for the bus and equipment proposition for the 2017-18 budget. View it here: Bus Replacement Plan (PDF)
What is fund balance? If revenue collected for the school budget remains at the end of a district's fiscal year, that money becomes part of its fund balance. Districts must adhere to state laws that govern how fund balance can be spent. Options include applying it to a future budget in the from of revenue, earmarking it for anticipated futures needs and/or saving it for unexpected emergencies. From the Jan. 10 Board of Education meeting -- learn more about GCSD's fund balance here: Budget Fund Balance and Reserves (PDF)
At the Nov. 15 Board of Education meeting, Asst. Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders shared GCSD's budget outlook for next year. He spoke about enrollment and staffing, state aid, property tax cap growth factor, expenditures and advocacy. Download it here: 2017-18 budget outlook (PDF)
Would you like to provide input into next year’s school budget? If so, then now is the time to begin giving the district your feedback! If you would like to address the board directly at an upcoming school board meeting, please contact District Clerk Linda Livingston at (518) 456-6200, ext. 3125 or email@example.com. Community members may also submit feedback by completing our 2017-18 budget input feedback form. All comments and questions submitted on the feedback form will be shared with the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education.
*If you have difficulty using or accessing this page, please don't hesitate to contact our communications office at 456-6200, ext. 3115 and we will be happy to assist you.