•  2022-23 Budget

Adopted Budget

Draft Budget

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. 

  •  Balancing Act, A Budget Simulation Tool

    The Rochester City School District has partnered with Balancing act to provide the community with an online budget simulation tool to educate and engage the public in the annual budget process. This online simulation provides a look at our finances, including an overview and breakdown of revenue and appropriations that make up the district’s General Fund budget. The tool is currently loaded with the 2021-22 approved budget so families, staff, and community members can simulate adjustments to the budget and provide valuable feedback on our current funding allocations. Feedback collected through Balancing Act will help the District’s Board of Education, Finance and Leadership teams’ development and prioritization of funding allocations for current and future budget years.

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Key Budget Dates

  • Tuesday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m.
    Presentation on the 2022-23 preliminary budget forecast, budget assumptions and alignment to the strategic/fiscal plan and discussion of Board priorities conducted in the Finance Committee

    Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m.
    Finance Committee Chair hosts Public Budget Webinar Event | View Video and Presentation

    Tuesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. 
    Special Meeting convened as a Finance Committee of the Whole Meeting to Consider Updates to the 2022 - 23 Budget Process | View Video and Presentation

    Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m.
    Special Meeting convened as a Finance Committee of the Whole Meeting for the presentation of the District & East EPO Superintendents to present 2022-23 Budget to the BOE (PowerPoint overview). Draft Budget Book and CIP Book presented following the meeting 

    Thursday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m.
    State Monitor’s presentation on the 2022-23 Budget during the March Business Meeting (Deadline in accordance with State legislation—45 days from budget adoption) | View State Monitor's Presentation

    Thursday, April 7 
    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)

    Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.
    Public Budget Hearing
    VideoSpeakers List | Speakers Comments

  • Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m.
    1st Budget Deliberation Session | Video

    Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 p.m. 
    2nd Budget Deliberation Session

    Monday, May 9 
    Board Memo w/ Summary of Final Board Concerns sent to the Administration

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

    Wednesday, May 11 
    Summary of 2022-23 RCSD Budget Transmittal and Final 2022-23 Budget due to City Hall

    Thursday, May 12 
    Final 2022-23 RCSD Budget due to City Hall (Date set by City) (At least 33 days before City Council approval)

    Tuesday, May 31 at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
    RCSD Budget Hearing with City Council at 3:30 p.m. | Video
    Joint Council/Board Public Hearing at 5:30 p.m. | Video

    Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
    City Council Budget Approval at 7:30 p.m. (Date set by City)