The draft budget and district profile for the 2023-24 school year, as submitted to the Board of Education on March 23, 2023.
Grant Descriptions (3.16.23)
This document describes grant funding sources captured in the 2023-24 draft budget book.
Special Aid Funding by School
Special Aid Funding by Department
Preliminary Budget Process
Dr. Carmine Peluso and CFO Shawn Farr's preliminary budget presentation to the Rochester Board of Education. As presented on February 14, 2023.East EPO Superintendent's Budget Presentation
Dr. Shaun Nelm's preliminary East HIgh School EPO budget presentation to the Rochester Board of Education. As presented on February 14, 2023.Draft 2023-24 CIP Summary of Work, including renovations to more than 20 RCSD facilities. Received and posted on February 14, 2023.
Testimony to State Legislature
Presented by Superintendent Carmine Peluso before the New York Senate Finance Committee, Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Senate Education Committee, and Assembly Education Committee. Presented February 8, 2023.
Participatory Budgeting & Feedback
The Rochester Board of Education and the Department of Finance are seeking community input on the format and design of the 2023-24 Budget Book via the participatory community budgeting simulation tool, Balancing Act.
Using Balancing Act, the RCSD community can view budget book samples from neighboring urban districts in New York and rank their top 3 design choices. Additionally, open suggestions can also be provided for this year's book design. Thank you in advance for your participation. | View budget book design samples and offer feedback
Key Budget Dates
Thursday, December 15
Budget Builders meet with the Preview Finance Committee (preliminary budget presentation)
Tuesday, December 20
2023-24 Budget Calendar and budget development procedures presented for BOE review in the Finance Committee. Presentation on the 2023-24 preliminary budget forecast, budget assumptions, and alignment to Board Goals and the State Monitor Fiscal Plan and discussion of Board priorities were conducted in the Finance Committee.
Thursday, December 22
2023-24 Budget Calendar presented for adoption in Business Meeting
Tuesday, February 14
A special Meeting was convened as a Finance Committee of the Whole Meeting for the presentation of the District & East EPO Superintendents to present the 2023-24 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview). Preliminary budget and CIP documents were presented following the meeting.
Wednesday, February 15
Annual suspension of the purchasing of materials, supplies, books, and equipment, in accordance with the District’s Fiscal Plan.
Wednesday, March 1
2023-24 RCSD Budget Due to the State Monitor for her review (Deadline in accordance with State legislation)
Tuesday, March 14, Central Office at 5:30 p.m.
The Finance Committee Chair hosts a Community Budget Seminar | Watch Live | Presentation
Thursday, March 23
State Monitor’s presentation on the 2023-24 Budget during the March Business Meeting (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—45 days from budget adoption)
Monday, April 3
Deadline to provide Proposed Budget, State Monitor Findings and any budget amendments to the public via the District’s website (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—7 days prior to the public budget hearing)
Wednesday, April 12
Traditional Public Budget Hearing
Thursday, April 20
1st Budget Deliberation Session
Wednesday, April 26
2nd Budget Deliberation Session
Wednesday, May 3
3rd Budget Deliberation Session
Friday, May 5
Board Memo w/ Summary of Final Board Concerns sent to the Administration
Tuesday, May 9
Special Board Meeting for Budget Adoption
Wednesday, May 10
Summary of 2023-24 RCSD Budget Transmittal and Final 2023-24 Budget due to City Hall
Thursday, May 11
Final 2023-24 RCSD Budget due to City Hall (At least 33 days before City Council vote)
Friday, May 26
RCSD Budget Hearing
Thursday, June 8
RSCD Budget Hearing with City Council at + Joint Council/Board Public Hearing
Tuesday, June 20
City Council Budget Vote
In an effort to ensure transparency and open communication, all Board of Education meetings will be available via the RCSD’s Facebook, YouTube, and the District’s website at www.rcsdk12.org/rcsdtv. Public comment is welcome for special and regular Board meetings via email at BoardOfEducation@RCSDK12.org. For more information, contact (585) 262-8525.