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  • 2021-22 Adopted Budget
    An overview of the Rochester City School District's adopted 2021-2022 budget.  Presented by Superintendent Dr. Lesli Myers-Small to City Council on June 9, 2021. 

    2021-22 Adopted Budget
    A presentation of the Superintendent's proposed 2021-2022 budget.  Adopted May 10, 2021 by the Board of Education.


Planning Process

  • Testimony to State Legislature
    Presented by Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small before the New York Senate Finance Committee, Assembly Ways and Means Committee, Senate Education Committee, and Assembly Education Committee. Presented January 28, 2021. 

Draft Budget

Budget Meetings and Engagements

  • All budget meetings and engagements will be closed for public attendance until further notice. 
    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.

Key Budget Dates

  • Tuesday, February 23 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation on the 2021-22 preliminary budget forecast, budget assumptions and alignment to the strategic/fiscal plan conducted in Finance Committee

    Monday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m.
    2021-22 RCSD Budget Due to the State Monitor for her review (Deadline in accordance with State legislation)

    Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Chair hosts Public Budget Webinar Event via Zoom

    Tuesday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Meeting and presentation of the updated 2021-22 Budget Calendar

    Tuesday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m.
    District & East EPO Superintendents present 2021-22 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview). Draft Budget Book and CIP Book presented following the meeting

    Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.
    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 from public budget hearing)

    Tuesday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation: 2021-22 operational and general support budget (Operations & Maintenance, Transportation and General support) debt service and employee benefits budget + Budget Deliberation Session

  • Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation: 2021-22 Instructional and Special Education budget + Budget Deliberation Session

    Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m.
    Public Budget Hearing | Sign up to speak

    Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Meeting Presentation: 2021-22 Schools' Budget (including East EPO budget) + Budget Deliberation Session

    Tuesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m.
    Board Memo w/ Summary of Final Board Concerns sent to the Administration

    Monday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.
    Special Board Meeting for Budget Adoption

    Tuesday, May 11
    Summary of 2021-22 RCSD Budget Transmittal and Final 2021-22 Budget due to City Hall

    Thursday, May 13
    Final 2020-21 RCSD Budget due to City Hall (Date set by City) (At least 33 days before City Council approval)

    Wednesday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m.
    Joint Budget Hearing with City Council (Date set by City)

    Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m.
    Joint Board of Education / City Council Public Hearing (Date set by City)

    Tuesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    City Council Budget Approval (date set by City)